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p276 Chloeia

Article by Leonhard Schmitz, Ph.D., F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh
on p276 of

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

CHLOEIA or CHLOIA (χλόεια or χλοία), a festival celebrated at Athens in honour of Demeter Chloë, or simply Chloë, whose temple stood near the Acropolis (Hesych. s.v. χλοιά; Athen. XIV p618; Sophocl. Oed. Col. 1600, with the Scholiast; Paus. I.22 § 3). It was solemnized in spring, on the sixth of Thargelion, when the blossoms began to appear (hence the names χλόη and χλόεια), with the sacrifice of a goat and much mirth and rejoicing (Eupolis, apud Schol. ad Soph. Oed. Col. l.c.).


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