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ῥαψῳδ-ία , ,
A.recitation of Epic poetry, Pl.Ion 533b; ἆθλα . . οἱ πατέρες ἔθεσαν . Id.Ti.21b.
2. Epic composition, opp. lyric (κιθαρῳδία, ἐπιδεικνύναι . Id.Lg.658b; ἐπι(v.l. ἀπο-)“τελεῖνClearch.62: generally, of all kinds of poetry, “ποιεῖν μικτὴν . ἐξ ἁπάντων μέτρωνArist. Po.1447b22.
II. portion of an Epic poem fit for recitation at one time, e.g. a book of the Iliad or Odyssey, Plu.2.186e, Luc.DMort. 20.2, Cont.7.
III. contemptuously, rigmarole, Plu.2.514c (pl.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1447b.22
    • Plato, Laws, 658b
    • Plato, Ion, 533b
    • Plato, Timaeus, 21b
    • Lucian, Contemplantes, 7
    • Lucian, Dialogi mortuorum, 20.2
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