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date: 13 August 2020

horse- and chariot-races 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
John Kinloch AndersonJohn Kinloch Anderson

In the funeral games for *Patroclus the chariot-race is the premier event (Hom. Il. 23. 262–538). The heroes drive two-horse chariots normally used in battle over an improvised cross-country course, round a distant mark and home again. Similar funeral games for other heroes are recorded; and heroes as well as gods were remembered at the Panhellenic festivals. Malicious ghosts (... ...

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