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Headword: *plunth/ria
Adler number: pi,1818
Translated headword: Plynteria
Vetting Status: high
A festival of Athenians.
Greek Original:
*plunth/ria: e(orth\ *)aqhnai/wn.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., commenting on Lycurgus fr. 43 Conomis.
Plynteria, or Washing-Day, was when (in early summer) an ancient cult-image, probably that of Athena Polias, was ritually cleansed. See generally OCD4 s.v.
Robert Parker, Athenian Religion (Oxford 1996) 307-8.
Keywords: definition; ethics; geography; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 December 2000@06:40:11.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 23 July 2004@16:53:41.
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