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Headword: Ἡράκλεια
Adler number: eta,458
Translated headword: Herakles-festival, Heracles-festival
Vetting Status: high
Though there are many Herakles-festivals throughout Attica, Demosthenes in the [speech] Against Aeschines mentions either the one in Marathon or the one in Kynosarges.[1] For these are the ones Athenians used to hold in highest esteem.
Greek Original:
Ἡράκλεια: πολλῶν ὄντων τῶν κατὰ τὴν Ἀττικὴν Ἡρακλείων, Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ κατ' Αἰσχίνου ἤτοι τῶν ἐν Μαραθῶνι ἢ τῶν ἐν Κυνοσάργει μνημονεύει. ταῦτα γὰρ διὰ τιμῆς μάλιστα ἦγον Ἀθηναῖοι.
From Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
[1] Demosthenes 19.86 and 125 (web addresses 1 and 2). For Kynosarges and its Herakles-shrine cf. kappa 2721.
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2
Keywords: definition; geography; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 November 2000@05:40:05.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword) on 23 June 2003@00:25:12.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 23 June 2003@00:32:50.
David Whitehead (added x-ref) on 23 June 2003@02:37:05.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added links) on 27 September 2003@17:36:56.
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