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In the theatre of ancient Greece, chorêgos (pl. chorêgoi; Template:Lang-el, Greek etymology: χορός "chorus" + ἡγεῖσθαι "to lead") was an honorary title for a wealthy Athenian citizen who assumed the public duty of financing and paying the expenses of the preparation of the chorus and other aspects of dramatic production that were not covered by the state. The prizes for drama at the Athenian festival competitions were awarded jointly to the playwright and the chorêgos.





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