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Headword: *)/aktia
Adler number: alpha,1037
Translated headword: Aktia, Actia
Vetting Status: high
An ancient [sc. athletic] contest, as Callimachus makes clear in his [treatise] On contests.
Greek Original:
*)/aktia: a)gw\n palaio\s, w(s *kalli/maxos e)n tw=| peri\ tw=n *)agw/nwn dh=lon poiei=.
Abridged, here and in other lexica, from Harpokration s.v., an entry generated in the first instance by Hyperides fr. 155 Jensen (contextless); hence it can presumably be inferred that Athens had one.
The Callimachus reference is fr. 403 Pfeiffer.
Keywords: athletics; definition; history; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 April 2000@01:10:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics; added note) on 1 October 2000@09:40:55.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks; raised status) on 24 June 2011@09:40:16.


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