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Author Robertson, Noel.

Title Festivals and Legends : the Formation of Greek Cities in the Light of Public Ritual
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2000
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Contents ABBREVIATIONS -- INTRODUCTION -- PART I: ATHENS -- 1. The Hecatombaea, the Enrolment of Citizens, and Southeast Athens -- Synopsis -- The Sources -- The Enrolment Ceremony -- Southeast Athens -- Thucydides on Early Athens -- The General Distribution of Athenian Shrines and Festivals -- Agrae -- 2. The Synoecia, the Old Agora, and Attic Phratries -- Synopsis -- The Sources -- The Direct Evidence for the Ritual -- The Sacrifice on the Acropolis -- Zeus phratrios and Athena phratria -- The Old Agora -- Aphrodite pandēmos -- 'The Altar of Pity' -- Eirene
7. Polyandrion Burial and the Fate of the Dioscuri -- Synopsis -- The Myth as Aetiology -- The Trophy -- The Burial -- PART III: ARGOS -- 8. The Parparonia and the Battle of Thyrea -- Synopsis -- Herodotus on the Battle of Thyrea -- Other Sources on the Battle of Thyrea -- The 'Kenearion' Inscription -- Tombs at Sparta for the Dead of Thyrea -- The Early History of the Thyreatis -- Cleomenes' Attack on Argos -- The Festival Name and Site -- Pausanias' Burial Site -- The 'Parparus' Inscription -- The Tomb of Othryades -- The Champion Perilaus -- The Monument Seen by Pausanias
Synopsis -- The Oschophoria -- The Race for the Cup of Punch -- The 'Salaminians' -- The Mission to Delos -- The Origin of the Theseus Legend -- 5. The Olympieia and the Cavalry -- Synopsis -- The Nature of the Cult -- The Origin of the Festival -- The Cavalry Parade -- The Anthippasia -- PART II: SPARTA -- 6. The Gymnopaediae and the Enrolment of Citizens -- Synopsis -- The Calendar Date -- The Month Hecatombeus and the New Year -- The Performances in the Agora and in the Theatre -- The Warlike Songs -- The Three Age Groups -- The Commemoration of Thyrea -- The Foundation Date
The Festival Aetiology -- Other Stories about the Battle of Thyrea -- 9. A Festival of Cenchreae and the Battle of Hysiae -- Synopsis -- The Battle of Hysiae -- A Festival of Cenchreae -- PART IV: MESSENIA AND PHIGALEIA -- 10. The Ithomaea and the Messenian Wars -- Synopsis -- The Festival and the 'Hundred-Slaughter' Sacrifice -- The Legends of Victory and Defeat -- Aristomenes and His Chosen Band -- Warfare and Hunting -- 11. A Festival of Heroes and the Ordeal of Phigaleia -- Synopsis -- The Stories of Spartan Aggression -- Pausanias' Source -- The Arcadian King List -- Phigaleia and Sparta
[Aristotle] on Phratries and Trittyes -- The Phratries of the Classical Period -- Philochorus on 'the Twelve Cities' -- Philochorus on the Four Phylai -- [Aristotle] and Others on the Occupational Classes -- The Eupatridae -- The Geomori and the Demiurgi -- 3. The Panathenaea, Northwest Athens, and the Enrolment of Citizens -- Synopsis -- The Enlargement of the Festival Program -- Northwest Athens -- The Processional Route -- The Leocoreium -- The Facilities for the Torch-race -- The Pannychis and the Enrolment of Young Men -- The Armed Processioners -- 4. The Oschophoria and Seafaring
Notes Phigaleia and Oresthis
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ISBN 1442674857
9781442674851 (1U)