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 p772  Museia

Article by Leonhard Schmitz, Ph.D., F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh
on p772 of

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

MUSEIA (Μούσεια), a festival with contests celebrated at Thespiae in Boeotia in honour of the Muses (Paus. IX.31 § 3). It was held every fifth year and with great splendour (Plut. Amator. p748F). From Aeschines (c. Timarch.) it appears that there was also a festival called Museia, which was celebrated in the schools.

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