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 p94  Androgeonia

Article by Leonhard Schmitz, Ph.D., F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh
on p94 of

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

ANDROGEO′NIA (Ἀνδρογεώνια), a festival with games, held every year in the Cerameicus at Athens, in honour of the hero Androgeus, son of Minos, who had overcome all his adversaries in the festive games of the Panathenaea, and was afterwards killed by his jealous rivals (Paus. I.27 § 9; Apollod. III.15 § 7; Hygin. Fab. 41; Diod. IV.60, 61). According to Hesychius, the hero also bore the name of Eurygyes (the possessor of extensive lands), and under this title games were celebrated in his honour, ὁ ἐπ’ Εὐρυγύῃ ἀγών (Hesych. vol. I p1332; K. F. Hermann, Gottesdienst. Alterth. d. Griechen, § 62, n. 22).

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