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Headword: *metageitniw/n
Adler number: mu,689
Translated headword: Metageitnion
Vetting Status: high
The second month amongst Athenians. They sacrifice to Apollo Metageitnios during it.
Greek Original:
*metageitniw/n: deu/teros mh\n par' *)aqhnai/ois. e)n de\ tou/tw| *)apo/llwni *metageitni/w| qu/ousi.
From Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., commenting on Hyperides fr. 126 Jensen (and citing Lysimachides' treatise On the months at Athens [FGrH 366 F1] for the second sentence).
On the month Metageitnion (July-August) and the festival of Apollo Metageitnios ("Changing Neighbors") see in brief Parke 51.
H.W. Parke, Festivals of the Athenians (London 1977)
Keywords: chronology; definition; historiography; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@06:42:56.
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William Hutton (cosmetics, augmented note, set status) on 12 September 2003@16:14:18.
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