houseofmuses on July 24, 2010
"Protected by Law" is the operative term here. Anyone who's read their history has heard many times that Sappho ran a Thiasos...but most people don't know what a thiasos really is.
Wikipedia defines it really well..."More generally, thiasoi were any of the numerous worship cults of Ancient Greece whose existences were protected by law."
The holy sanction of a thiasos carried with it certain legal protections. So the plot has thickened once again. Let's see what happens. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiasus [en.wikipedia.org]