previous next
θυ^μέλ-η , , (θύω A) prop. of burning, hearth, “θυμέλαι οἴκωνE.Rh. 234 (lyr.), cf. A.Supp.669 (lyr.); “Κυκλώπων θυμέλαιE.IA152 (anap.); but usu. of sacrificial hearths or altars, δεξίπυροι θεῶν θ. Id.Supp.64 (lyr.); Φοίβου θ. Id.Ion114 (lyr.), cf. 46, al.; Ἑστία, δίδου . . ἀμφὶ σὰν θ.χορεύεινAristonous 2.17; also of braziers, “θυμέλαι ἐπίτναντο χρυσήλατοιE.El.713 (lyr.); θ. τοῦ βωμοῦ the surface on which fire was kindled, IG11(2).161A95 (Delos, iii B.C.).
II. esp. of the altar of Dionysus which stood in the orchestra of the theatre, Διονυσιὰς θ. Pratin.Lyr.1.2, cf.EM743.37, etc.: hence in later writers,
b. the orchestra, Phryn. 142, Sch.AristId.p.536 D.: hence of the chorus, opp. actors, θυμέλῃσι καὶ ἐν σκηνῇσι τεθηλώς, of Sophocles, AP7.21 (Simm.); cf. sq.
c. the stage, Phryn.PSp.74 B., EM653.8, etc. (hence generally, platform, stage, Plu.Alex.67); so ἀπὸ τῆς θ., of a dramatic poet, Id.Demetr. 12, etc.; ὥσπερ ἐκ θ., i.e. theatrical, Id.2.405d; actuarii thymelae equorumque currulium, Cod.Theod.8.7.21.
d. αἱ ἐτήσιοι θ. annual stage-performances, Alciphr.2.3, cf. POxy.1143.3 (i A.D.), IG 14.2342.
III. of the θόλος at Epidaurus (containing a hearth or altar), ib.4.1485B162.
IV. = θυλήματα, Pherecr.214.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
How to enter text in Greek:
hide References (9 total)
  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 669
    • Euripides, Electra, 713
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Aulis, 152
    • Euripides, Ion, 114
    • Euripides, Ion, 46
    • Euripides, Rhesus, 234
    • Euripides, Suppliants, 64
    • Plutarch, Alexander, 67
    • Plutarch, Demetrius, 12
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: