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p78 Ambrosia

Article by Leonhard Schmitz, Ph.D., F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh
on p78 of

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

AMBRO′SIA (ἀμβρόσια), festivals observed in Greece, in honour of Dionysus, which seem to have derived their name from the luxuries of the table, or from the indulgence of drinking. According to Tzetzes on Hesiod (Op. et D. V.504) these festivals were solemnized in the month of Lenaeon, during the vintage. (Etym. M. s.v. Ληναιών, p564.7; G. E. W. Schneider, Ueber das Attische Theaterwesen, p43; K. F. Hermann, Lehrb. d. gottesdienstl. Alterth. d. Griechen, § 58, n. 7).


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