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p275 Chitonia

Article by Leonhard Schmitz, Ph.D., F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh
on p275 of

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

CHITO′NIA (χιτώνια), a festival celebrated in the Attic town of Chitone in honour of Artemis, surnamed Chitona or Chitonia (Schol. ad Callimach. Hymn. in Artem. 78). The Syracusans also celebrated a festival of the same name, and in honour of the same deity, which was distinguished by a peculiar kind of dance, and a playing on the flute (Athen. XIV p629; Steph. Byz. s.v. Χιτώνη).


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