Panathenaea


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Panathenaea

(pæˌnæθɪˈniːə)
n
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Athens) a summer festival on the traditional birthday of Athena
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We need not go beyond the Euthyphro to dispel Taylor's claim that the old stories were 'repulsive to the ordinary Athenian.' (36) For at 6c Socrates mentions the pictures that adorn the Peplos carried up to the acropolis in the Panathenaea to illustrate just those castration stories Euthyphro has mentioned.
] For example, its founders expect it to have a rocky Acropolis (836) and a festival closely resembling the Panathenaea (827); it has Chios as an ally (879); its laws are inscribed on kurbeis (1354); and it holds tribal competitions for dithyrambic choruses (1405-7)'.
At the Panathenaea, citizens and non-citizens observed rituals celebrating the wealth and power of the Athenian empire.