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Headword: Χαλκεῖα
Adler number: chi,35
Translated headword: Chalkeia, Bronzes
Vetting Status: high
An ancient [sc. Athenian] festival popular long ago, but subsequently observed by the craftsmen only, because Hephaestus worked bronze in Attica. It is on the last day of [the] month Pyanepsion;[1] the day when priestesses, together with the arrephoroi, preserve the peplos.
Greek Original:
Χαλκεῖα: ἑορτὴ ἀρχαία καὶ δημώδης πάλαι, ὕστερον δὲ ὑπὸ μόνων ἤγετο τῶν τεχνιτῶν, ὅτι ὁ Ἥφαιστος ἐν τῇ Ἀττικῇ χαλκὸν εἰργάσατο. ἔστι δὲ ἕνῃ καὶ νέᾳ τοῦ Πυανεψιῶνος: ἐν ᾗ καὶ ἱέρειαι μετὰ τῶν ἀρρηφόρων τὸν πέπλον διάζονται.
See also chi 34 and chi 36; and see alpha 3863 for the arrephoroi.
[1] End of summer.
Keywords: aetiology; chronology; clothing; definition; mythology; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 November 2001@11:20:40.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 6 September 2002@01:21:40.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 September 2002@03:12:14.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 5 August 2011@08:42:31.


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