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ψυ_χα^γωγ-ία , ,
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.
III. (ψυχρός, ψῦχος) cooling treatment in acute fever, Philum. ap. Aët.5.78 (but, animi oblectamenta procurentur, in Lat. version): in heart disease, Paul.Aeg.3.34.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 15.7.7
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 261a
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 271c
    • Polybius, Histories, 31.29.5
    • Strabo, Geography, 1.1.10
    • Old Testament, 2 Maccabees, 2.25
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 1.91
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