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Pertaining to the leader (choragus) of a Greek chorus, so a choragic monument (such as that of Lysicrates (334 bc) or Thrasyllus (319–279 bc) in Athens) was one created in honour of a choragus, and supported a bronze tripod given as a prize.

choragic monument of Thrasyllus, Athens. Version of this monument at the Bazouin mausoleum, Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris. This design provided Neo-Classical architects with a useful detail for door-cases and window-surrounds.

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