Definition of antistes, antistita
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antistes, -
(antistita, -)
antistes
noun (., unknown declension)
  1. Cassandra
  2. a master in any science or art, high-priest
Abbreviations
antistes, itis, m. and f. (fem. also antistita, ae, like hospita from hospes, sospita from sospes, clienta from cliens, Inscr. Orell. 2200; cf. Charis. p. 77 P.; Prisc. p. 650 P.) [antisto = antesto, q. v.; pr. adj., standing before], an overseer, president. Lit. In gen. (rare): vindemiatorum, Col. 3, 21, 6: imperii Romani, Tert. Apol. 1.

—In fem., a female overseer: latrinarum, Tert. Pall. 4 fin.

—Far more freq., Esp., an overseer of a temple, a high-priest: caerimoniarum et sacrorum, Cic. Dom. 39, 104; id. Div. 2, 54 fin.: Jovis, Nep. Lys. 3, 3; Liv. 9, 34; 1, 7: sacrorum, Juv. 2, 113.

— In the O. T. simply a priest: et sanctificarentur antistites, * Vulg. 2 Par. 29, 34.

—In the Christian writers, a bishop, Cod. Just. 1, 3; 1, 18 et saep.

— In fem., a female overseer of a temple, a chief priestess.

Form antistes: adsiduae templi antistites, Liv. 1, 20; so id. 23, 24; 31, 14: perita antistes, Val. Max. 1, 1, n. 1: templi aeditua et antistes pudicitia, Tert. Cult. Fem. 1.

— Form antistita, Plaut. Rud. 3, 2, 10: Veneris antistita, Pollio ap. Charis. p. 77 P.; Att. ap. Non. p. 487, 19: fani antistitae, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 45; cf. Gell. 13, 20, 22: antistita Phoebi, i. e. Cassandra, so called as prophetess, Ov. M. 13, 410: Cybeles antistita, Verg. Cir. 166; Corn. Sev. ap. Charis. p. 77 P.

— Trop., a master in any science or art, as in Engl. high-priest: artis dicendi antistes, Cic. de Or. 2, 46, 202: cultor et antistes doctorum virorum, Ov. Tr. 3, 14, 1: artium, Col. 11, 1, 10: sapientiae, Plin. 7, 30, 31, ยง 110: philosophiae, Lact. 5, 2: juris, Quint. 11, 1, 69: justitiae, Gell. 14, 4: studiorum liberalium, Dig. 10, 46, 1.
 
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