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p94 Anaxagoreia

Article by Leonhard Schmitz, Ph.D., F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh
on p94 of

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

ANAXAGOREIA (ἀναξαγόρεια), a day of recreation for all the youths at Lampsacus, which took place once every year, in compliance, it was said, with a wish expressed by Anaxagoras, who, after being expelled from Athens, spent the remainder of his life here. This continued to be observed even in the time of Diogenes Laërtius (Anaxag. c. 10).


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