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p759 Metageitnia

Article by Leonhard Schmitz, Ph.D., F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh
on p759 of

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

METAGEITNIA (μεταγείτνια), a festival celebrated by the Attic demos Melite, in honour of Apollo Metageitnios. The chief solemnities consisted in offering sacrifices, and the festival was believed to commemorate the emigration (γειτνίασις πρὸς ἑτέρους) of the inhabitants of Melite to Diomis. (Plut. de Exsil. p601B; comp. Suidas, and Harpocrat. s.v. Μεταγειτνιών).


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