Definition of apocolocyntosis
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LNS
apocolocyntōsis, apocolocyntōsis
apocolocyntosis
ἀποκολοκύντωσις
noun (f., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. the Metamorphosis into a Pumpkin
Abbreviations
apocolocyntōsis, is, f., = ἀποκολοκύντωσις, the Metamorphosis into a Pumpkin, the title of an insipid lampoon written by the philosopher Seneca upon Claudius Caesar. who, acc. to this title, instead of being transformed to a god, is changed to a pumpkin; cf. Bahr, Lit. Gesch. pp. 469 and 470; Teuffel, Rom. Lit. § 284, 7.
 
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