Definition of Syssitia

1. an ancient public meal [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Syssitia

sys
sysad
sysadmin
sysadmining
sysadminning
sysadmins
sysads
syscall
syscalls
sysop
sysophood
sysopped
sysopping
sysops
syssarcosis
syssitia (current term)
syssitias
systaltic
system
system administrator
system architecture
system architectures
system call
system clock
system command
system error
system of logic
system of macrophages
system of measurement
system of numeration

Literary usage of Syssitia

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

1. The History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1855)
"The most important feature in the Cretan Cretan mode of life, is the usage of the syssitia, or public ' meals, of which all the citizens partook, ..."

2. The Public and Private Life of the Ancient Greeks by Heinrich Hase (1836)
"... by the partition of the land —Law of succession and inheritance—syssitia, or public mess— Spartan diet—Iron money. ..."

3. The History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1855)
"The most important feature in the Cretan Cretan mode of life, is the usage of the syssitia, or public ' meals, of which all the citizens partook, ..."

4. The Public and Private Life of the Ancient Greeks by Heinrich Hase (1836)
"... by the partition of the land —Law of succession and inheritance—syssitia, or public mess— Spartan diet—Iron money. ..."

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