A.evocation of souls from the nether world, Philostr.Her.18.3, Eust.1614.59.
II. metaph., winning of men's souls, persuasion, whence Rhetoric is called a ψυχαγωγία by Pl.Phdr.261a, cf. 271c, Com.Adesp.199, Phld.Rh.1.148S.; also of poetry, Id.Po.2.61, al.:generally, gratification, pastime, Plb.31.29.5, D.S.1.91, Aristeas 78, LXX 2 Ma.2.25, J.AJ15.7.7, Luc.Nigr.18; amusement, Sor.1.117 (pl.); opp. διδασκαλία, as the aim of a poet, Eratosth. ap. Str.1.1.10: pl., “μουσικαὶ ψ.” Phld.Mus.p.86K., cf. Aristid.Or.29(40).21.