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Ekecheiria
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(ἐκεχειρία; ekecheiría). Technical term for ‘armistice’, ‘court rest’, and the ‘divine peace’ as agreed upon by Iphitus of Elis and Lycurgus of Sparta for the games in Olympia (Plut. Lycurgus 1,2; Paus. 5,20,1), claimed by the other great festival locations as well.

Bibliography

StV II no. 185; III S. 414 (II A6) 

L. Robert, Études Anatoliennes 2, 1937, 177ff.

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Ekecheiria”, 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 10 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e327960>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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