from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See thiasus.


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  • Aeschines himself; and that his mother was priestess of a 'thiasos' or voluntary association of worshippers of Dionysus-Sabazios, among whose ceremonies was doubtless one symbolizing a marriage or mystical union between the god and his worshippers.

    The Public Orations of Demosthenes, volume 2

  • Burschenshaft, since the process of initiation necessarily implies the existence of some kind of thiasos ( 'company,' 'confraternity' or 'troupe') to which the initiate makes application and gains admission in order to share the experience of life-change. "

    TELOSscope: The Telos Press blog

  • A term commonly applied to such an organization was thiasos, or “confraternity”; the language of brotherhood wasn’t, by itself, an innovation.

    One World, Under God

  • _thiasos_, [2] who was making a pilgrimage to gather information and organize societies.

    The Coming of the King

  • Tertull. de præscr. 42: plerique nec Ecclesias habent), [Greek: thiasos] (Iren.

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)


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