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Headword: *piqoigi/a
Adler number: pi,1590
Translated headword: Jar-opening, Pithoigia
Vetting Status: high
The opening of the jar.
Greek Original:
*piqoigi/a: h( tou= pi/qou a)noigh/.
The first day of the Athenian Anthesteria festival (held in late February, in modern terms); jars of wine made in the previous autumn "were taken to the sanctuary of Dionysus in the Marshes, opened, offered to the god, and sampled" (Robert Parker in OCD4 p.97).
For pithoi cf. pi 1585.
Keywords: agriculture; chronology; definition; food; geography; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 October 2001@07:30:32.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 15 July 2004@19:48:17.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 16 July 2004@03:43:13.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 2 October 2011@06:43:48.
David Whitehead on 2 October 2011@06:44:02.
David Whitehead on 3 October 2013@07:47:28.
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