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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] 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.