choregus

choregus

[kuh-ree-guhs, kaw-, koh-]
noun, plural choregi [kuh-ree-jahy, kaw-, koh-] , choreguses.
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choregus

in ancient Greek theatre, any wealthy Athenian citizen who paid the costs of theatrical productions at festivals during the 4th and 5th centuries BC.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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