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Eleusinia
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(Ἐλευσίνια; Eleusínia). Festivals held in Eleusis, often confused by modern scholars with the Eleusinian mysteries (never referred to as Eleusinia in Attic sources). They were apparently celebrated as a kind of ‘harvest festival’ (Schol. Pind. Ol. 9,150), probably in late spring (against the modern view that they were held in the metageitnion, i.e. August/September); an Athenian decree [1] listing the order Eleusinia, Panathenaea (Hekatombaion), mysteries (Boedromion) seems to indicate that they took place before the Hekatombaion …

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Clinton, Kevin (Ithaca N. Y.), “Eleusinia”, 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 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e329120>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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