Definition of Sileni

1. silenus [n] - See also: silenus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sileni

silds
sile
siled
silen
silenc'd
silence is golden
silenceable
silenced
silencer
silencers
silences
silencing
silene
silenes
sileni (current term)
silens
silent
silent alarm
silent alarms
silent allele
silent area
silent auction
silent auctions
silent barter
silent butler
silent disco
silent electrode
silent film
silent films

Literary usage of Sileni

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ancient Art and Its Remains: Or, A Manual of the Archaeology of Art by Karl Otfried Müller, Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker (1852)
"C. sileni. 386. Those older and bearded satyrs are often also called 1 sileni ... Among the figures of the old satyr-drama, Pappo- 5 sileni was the name ..."

2. Ancient Art and Its Remains: Or, A Manual of the Archaeology of Art by Karl Otfried Müller, Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker (1852)
"Those older and bearded satyrs are often also called 1 sileni ... Among the figures of the old satyr-drama, Pappo- 5 sileni was the name given to the ..."

3. Handbook of Archæology: Egyptian--Greek--Etruscan--Roman by Hodder Michael Westropp (1878)
"sileni. The older satyrs were generally named sileni, but one of these sileni is commonly known as the Silenus, who always accompanies Dionysus. ..."

4. History of Ancient Pottery: Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman by Samuel Birch (1873)
"... tos — Ares — Aphrodite — Hermes— He*tia — Dionysos — sileni, Nymphs and Satyrs—Pnn — Bacchanals on ..."

5. Handbook of Archaeology: Egyptian-Greek-Etruscan-Roman by Hodder Michael Westropp (1878)
"... The older satyrs were generally named sileni, but one of these sileni is commonly known as the Silenus, who always accompanies Dionysus. ..."

6. The History of Ancient Art Among the Greeks by Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Giles Henry Lodge (1850)
"The older Satyrs or sileni, and that Silenus in particular who educated Bacchus, have, in serious figures, not a single trait inclining to the ludicrous, ..."

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