1. (ancient Greece) leader of a group or festival; leader of a chorus
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  • He pursues the rest; and the games are alike, except that in "catch" he who is to be made "it" must be caught and held by him who is "it," whereas in "tag" a touch is sufficient to transfer the responsibility, and inaugurate the new choragus. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866
  • In _Cur. _ 462 ff. the _choragus_ interpolates a recital composed of topical allusions to the manners of different neighborhoods of Rome. The Dramatic Values in Plautus
  • It was a sight of joy to see them return at night, axe on shoulder, feigning to march like soldiers, a choragus with a loud voice singing out, Vailima Letters
  • At Lacedaemon there was a choragus who led the chorus with a flute, and at Athens the instrument became so popular that most freemen could play upon it. Politics
  • Demosthenes, you remember, when he was providing for a certain little company of chorus dancers and musicians, requested to be styled no longer Demosthenes, but "choragus. NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works
  • [1760] You are always the same, whether playing the "choragus" or not. NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works
  • She was their graceful choragus; or rather, she, like some slim daughter of the Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso
  • The choragus has fallen on his knees, and dips his head two or three times in an excavation in the ground, and a choir, also on their knees, repeat in dolorous tones the last words of a slow and solemn refrain. How I Found Livingstone
  • For I should be appointed as choragus for tragedies and should call on him to exchange with me, he would prefer to be choragus ten times rather than exchange once with me. The Orations of Lysias
  • 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 choragus. The Eleven Comedies, Volume 1
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