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p75 Aleaia

Article by Leonhard Schmitz, Ph.D., F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh
on p75 of

William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

ALEAIA (Ἀλέαια), a festival celebrated to the honour of Athena Alea at Tegea with games and contests, of which we find mention in inscriptions (Paus. VIII.47 § 3; Krause, Die Gymnastik u. Agonistik d. Hellenen, pp734‑736; K. F. Hermann, Lehrbuch d. gottesdienstlichen Alterthümerd. Griechen, § 51, n. 11; comp. Halotia).a


Thayer's Note:

a Dr. Schmitz was having a bad day, I fear. Not only is there no article Halotia in the Dictionary — and maybe there should be: see the article in Daremberg & Saglio — but he duplicated this article under the incorrect spelling Alaea.


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