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p408 Dictynnia

Article by Leonhard Schmitz, Ph.D., F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh
on p408 of

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

DICTYNNIA (δικτύννια), a festival with sacrifices, celebrated at Cydonia in Crete, in honour of Artemis, surnamed Δίκτυννα or Δικτύνναια, from δίκτυον, a hunter᾽s net (Diodor. Sic. V.76; compare Strabo X p479; Pausan. II.30 § 3). Particulars respecting its celebration are not known. Artemis Δίκτυννα was also worshipped at Sparta (Paus. III.12 § 7), and at Ambrysus in Phocis (Paus. X.36 § 3; compare the Schol. ad Aristoph. Ran. 1284, Vesp. 357; and Meursius, Creta, c3).


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