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date: 07 April 2020

purification, Greek 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

The concept of ‘purification’, like that of pollution, was applied in very diverse ways in Greek ritual. Many purifications were performed not in response to specific pollutions, but as preparation for particular events or actions or as required by the calendar. The Athenian assembly (... ...

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