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(τὰ Διπολίεια sc. ἱερά; tà Dipolíea hierá, also Dipolia/Διπόλια), an Attic festival for  Zeus Polieus, central to which was the sacrifice of a bull (flight ritual of the  Bouphonia). The Greeks derived the aetiological explanation for this from the myth of  Diomus, a priest of Zeus. The dipolieia were celebrated in high summer on the 14th of the month of Skirophorion; they were no longer customary in the Hellenistic period.

 Poplifugia;  Regifugium


W. Burkert, Homo necans (Engl. edition), 1983, 136-143

Deubner, 158-174

H. W. P…

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Sehlmeyer, Markus (Jena), “Dipolieia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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