Records of Civilization, Sources and Studies Volume 1

Records of Civilization, Sources and Studies Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...dedicate oflerings to the Two Goddesses, such as shall seem good to the Athenian people, and they shall inscribe upon the offerings the fact that they were dedicated from '(the proceeds of) the first fruits of the harvest and the name of the Greeks who offered the first fruits. And may those who do thus have many blessings and good and abundant harvests, provided that they do not wrong the Athenians or the city of the Athenians or the Two Goddesses. ' 1 Celebrated annually at Eleusis in September. About that time the contributions of grain were probably brought to Eleusis; cf. A. Mommsen, Feste der Stadt Athen (Leipzig, 1898), 192-5. 1 The temple of Eleusis. Dittenberger, however, would transpose the following words so as to read: "in the Eleusinion (a sanctuary at Athens) and at Eleusis in the council-hall." 3 A gens (an association of families assumed to be of one kin) who had the function of regulating the Eleusinian ceremonial. 1 Literally, "a triad headed by an ox"--an ox, a ram, and a he-goat. 1 On these divinities, see F arnell, Cults of the Greek States, III (Oxford, 1907). 135.sq., 144 sq. FIRST FRUITS; PELARGICUM 3 57 Lampon' moved as an amendment to the statute concerning the offering of the first fruits of the harvest to the Two Goddesses: The secretary of the council shall record the statute and the following decree on two stone stelze and shall place one of them in the sanctuary at Eleusis and the other on the Acropolis. The poletae2 shall let the contract for the stelae, and the colacretae 3 shall give the money therefor. These provisions concerning the offering of the first fruits of the harvest to the Two Goddesses shall be recorded upon the stelm; but furthermore the new archon more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 503g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236962990
  • 9781236962997