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date: 03 August 2020

Spartan cults 

The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Robert Christopher Towneley ParkerRobert Christopher Towneley Parker

The three greatest Spartan festivals, the ones that attracted visitors, all honoured *Apollo: the *Carnea, the Gymnopaedia (at which choirs competed for long hours in baking heat), and the Hyacinthia. This last comprised choral performances (again), spectacle, and feasting, spread over several days only some of which were tinged with melancholy; it honoured Apollo of Amyclae and his dead lover ... ...

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