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date: 18 January 2021


The Oxford Classical Dictionary
J. MikalsonJ. Mikalson, Herbert William ParkeHerbert William Parke, Simon R. F. PriceSimon R. F. Price

Greek festivals were religious rituals recurring, usually every year, two years, or four years, at fixed times in the calendar. Unlike ...(Lat. feriae). The basic notion included not only the honouring of the gods, but also restrictions on public life: the courts were closed, some agricultural work was restricted, and in some cases holidays given to other workers. Festivals were of various kinds: some fixed by the regular calendar of the ... ...

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