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  1. Komos

    The Kōmos was a ritualistic drunken procession performed by revelers in ancient Greece, whose participants were known as komasts. Its precise nature has been difficult to reconstruct from the diverse literary sources and evidence derived from vase painting. The earliest reference to the komos is in Hesiod's Shield of Herakles, which indicates it took place as part of wedding festivities. And famously Alcibiades gate-crashes the Symposium while carousing in a komos. However, no one kind of event is associated with the komos: Pindar describes them taking place at the city festivals, while Demosthenes mentions them taking places after the pompe and choregoi on the first day of the Greater Dionysia, which may indicate the komos might have been a competitive event. The komos must be distinguished from the pompe, or ritual procession, and the chorus, both of which were scripted. The komos lacked a chorus leader, script, or rehearsal. In the performance of Greek victory odes at post-Game celebrations for winning athletes, the choral singers often present themselves as komasts, or extend an invitation to join the komos, as if the formal song were a preliminary to spontaneous revelry.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of komos in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of komos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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