- From Ancient Greek χορηγός (chorēgós). (Wiktionary)
“The benefactor of a chorus was called a choregus, and generally was a wealthy man who paid a teacher and trainer to drill the chorus.”
“*] The five public judges announce their decision: an ivy wreath to the victorious poet; to his "choregus" (the rich man who has provided his chorus and who shares his glory) the right to set up a monumnet in honor of the victory.”
“Therefore go and sacrifice the sheep in the house, cut off the legs and bring them here; thus the carcase will be saved for the choregus.”
“At Lacedaemon the choregus himself played on the flute; and it was so common at”
“Athens that almost every freeman understood it, as is evident from the tablet which Thrasippus dedicated when he was choregus; but afterwards they rejected it as dangerous; having become better judges of what tended to promote virtue and what did not.”
“At Athens the the leitourgia was the public service performed by the wealthier citizens at their own expense, such as the office of gymnasiarch, who superintended the gymnasium, that of choregus, who paid the singers of a chorus in the theatre, that of the hestiator, who gave a banquet to his tribe, of the trierarchus, who provided a warship for the state.”
“Such burdens as the duties of choregus, trierarch, &c., might be voluntarily undertaken, as they were by”
“The choregus paid the expenses of a chorus at the Dionysiac (and certain other) festivals.”
“Demosthenes was choregus in 348, and trierarch in 363, 359, and 357.”
“Twas Demoteles the choregus, O Dionysus, who dedicated this tripod, and this statue of thee, the dearest of the blessed gods.”
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