choragic monument


choragic monument

large, freestanding pedestal that formed the display base for an athletic or choral prize won at an ancient Greek festival. Although the only surviving example is the choragic Monument of Lysicrates, or Lamp of Diogenes, erected in Athens in 334 BC, literary evidence of the existence of others may be found in Virgil's Aeneid.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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