lampadedromy

lampadedromy

(ˌlæmpəˈdɛdrəmɪ)
n
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a relay race in which the runners or riders carried a lighted torch

lampadedromy

Ancient Greece. a race in honor of Prometheus in which the contestants ran bearing lit torches, the winner being the first to finish with his torch still lit. Also called lampadrome, lampadephoria.
See also: Athletics
Ancient Greece. a race in honor of Prometheus in which the contestants ran bearing lit torches, the winner being the first to finish with his torch still lit. Also called lampadrome. lampadephoria.
See also: Greece and Greeks