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p243 Carya

Article by Leonhard Schmitz, Ph.D., F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh
on p243 of

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

CA′RYA or CARYA′TIS (καρύα, καρυατίς), a festival celebrated at Caryae, in Laconia, in honour of Artemis Caryatis (Hesych. s.v. Καρύαι). It was celebrated every year by Lacedaemonian maidens (Καρυατίδες) with national dances of a very lively kind (Paus. III.10 § 8; IV.16 § 5; Pollux, IV.104), and with solemn hymns.


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