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(Θεσμοφόρια/Thesmophória; discussion of the term below, last paragraph). Festival of Demeter and Kore (Persephone, Kore) celebrated exclusively by women, the most widely attested of all Greek festivals, one that appears in almost every region of the Greek world ([1. 313 f.], but the list needs updating). Ritual practice will not have been uniform throughout Greece [2. 76], but as usual the bulk of our evidence relates to Attica, where the festival was celebrated in the autumn month of Pyanepsio…

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Parker, Robert (Oxford), “Thesmophoria”, 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 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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