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purification, Greek (καθαρμός) 

The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Robert Christopher Towneley ParkerRobert Christopher Towneley Parker

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 on a regular calendar basis. The Athenian assembly (... ...

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