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Demosthenes' Lantern

A choragic monument erected by Lysicrates in Athens, originally surmounted by the tripod won by Lysicrates. A “tripod” was awarded to everyone in Athens who produced the best drama or choral piece of his tribe. The street in which Demosthenes' Lantern stood was full of these tripods.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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