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Headword: Χαλκιδικὸν δίωγμα
Adler number: chi,43
Translated headword: Chalkidian pursuit, Chalcidian pursuit
Vetting Status: high
At the Thesmophoria [festival] at Athens[1] [there was] a certain ritual [commemorating an occasion when] in wartime the women had prayed that the enemy be pursued, and what happened was that they were expelled to Chalkis [Myth, Place]; so also Semos [says].[2]
Greek Original:
Χαλκιδικὸν δίωγμα: τοῖς Θεσμοφόροις Ἀθήνησί τι νόμιμον ἐν πολέμῳ γυναικῶν εὐξαμένων διωχθῆναι τοὺς πολεμίους, καὶ συνέβη φυγεῖν εἰς Χαλκίδα: ὡς καὶ Σῆμος.
See also Hesychius s.v. (delta2036 and chi86), and H.W. Parke, Festivals of the Athenians (London 1977) 87.
[1] See generally theta 270.
[2] Semos of Delos (sigma 327): FGrH 396 F21.
Keywords: aetiology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; mythology; religion; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 November 2005@10:05:55.
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