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Headword: *)/agra
Adler number: alpha,339
Translated headword: Agra
Vetting Status: high
A shrine of Demeter outside the city [sc. of Athens], near the [river] Ilissus.
Greek Original:
*)/agra: *dh/mhtros i(ero\n e)/cw th=s po/lews pro\s tw=| *)ilissw=|.
Same entry in Photius (Lexicon alpha249 Theodoridis), similar ones elsewhere.
The toponym is more accurately, Agrae/Agrai: Pausanias 1.19.6. The "Lesser Mysteries" were celebrated there each spring.
H.W. Parke, Festivals of the Athenians (London 1977) 122-4
Keywords: definition; geography; religion
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 7 July 1999@13:33:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented note; added bibliography and keywords; cosmetics) on 12 February 2001@07:53:11.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 6 January 2012@07:06:10.
David Whitehead on 19 August 2013@04:26:57.
William Hutton (tweaked translation on the basis of a suggestion of Brady Kiesling.) on 27 December 2016@10:39:00.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 December 2016@12:12:55.


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