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Headword: Halôa
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:
Halôa: heortê estin Attikê. Philochoros de phêsin onomasthênai apo tou tote tous anthrôpous tas diatribas peri tas halôs poieisthai.
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.
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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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