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Headword: *(alw=a
Adler number: alpha,1372
Translated headword: Haloa
Vetting Status: high
It is an Attic festival. Philochorus says it was named from the fact that men in those days spent their time on the threshing floors [halos].[1]
Greek Original:
*(alw=a: e(orth/ e)stin *)attikh/. *filo/xoros de/ fhsin o)nomasqh=nai a)po\ tou= to/te tou\s a)nqrw/pous ta\s diatriba\s peri\ ta\s a(/lws poiei=sqai.
Neuter plural.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., an entry generated by the mention of this festival in [Demosthenes] 59.116.
[1] Philochorus FGrH 328 F83; cf. generally alpha 1305, alpha 1321, alpha 1330, alpha 1373.
H.W. Parke, Festivals of the Athenians (London 1977) 98-100.
Keywords: aetiology; agriculture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 26 May 2000@14:56:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note, bibliography, keyword; cosmetics) on 1 October 2000@12:16:45.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; restorative cosmetics) on 30 June 2002@03:33:08.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 June 2011@04:06:20.


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