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Choreia (Ancient Greek: χορεία) is a circle dance accompanied by singing (see Greek chorus, choros), in ancient Greece. Homer refers to this dance in his epic poem, the Iliad.

Cognates of choreia are used for circle dances in a number of other countries:

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  • Calame, Claude. 2001. Choruses of Young Women in Ancient Greece: Their Morphology, Religious Role, and Social Functions. Trans. Derek Collins and Janice Orion. Rev. ed. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 0-7425-1525-7.
  • Ley, Graham. 2007. The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy: Playing Space and Chorus. Chicago and London: U of Chicago P. ISBN 0-226-47757-6.