penteteric

penteteric

(ˌpɛntɪˈtɛrɪk)
adj
(Historical Terms) (of ancient Greek festivals) occurring every fifth year
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The liturgical responsibility of putting on gladiatorial shows has, however, to be distinguished from the act of endowing an agonistic festival, such as the penteteric festival that C.
Iulius Demosthenes of a penteteric agonistic festival) provided for the appearance (from the 19th to the 21st day of the festival) of "hired performances [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] among which are mime artists and spectacles and displays ([LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII])." To the same days also assigned were "the other spectacles that please the city" [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), first and foremost among which Worrle rightly understands the pantomimes (253).
When we assign the penteteric grouping of the `accounts' to the logistae, the role of the `four archae' is circumscribed to participation in making the inventories of the Pronaos, Parthenon, and Hekatompedon.(37)
The Aetolians legitimized and tightened their control of Delphi through their self-declared role in the repulse of the Gauls from the sanctuary.(1) In commemoration of their alleged heroics they reorganized the annual Amphictionic festival of thanksgiving into an Aetolian penteteric festival in 246/5.(2)
Five decrees have been associated with the Aetolian establishment of the penteteric Soteria.(3) Elwyn ("Inviolability") has demonstrated that four use common language and phrasing (Actes 21-24), whereas Actes 25 (Smyrna) is unique in its wording.(4) Moreover, the inclusion of the Smyrnan decree among those of 246/5 creates serious chronological difficulties.
The Aetolian version of the repulse of the Gauls is reflected in the recognition decrees for the first celebration of the Aetolian penteteric Soteria in 245.(18) These decrees are dated to 246/5 by the Athenian archon of the same year, Polyeuktos, who is mentioned in the Athenian recognition decree.(19) The provenance of Actes 21-24 suggests that the Aetolians issued a Panhellenic invitation: Athens, Chios, Tenos, and a Cycladic island.
In the letter of invitation which sought Panhellenic participation for the first penteteric festival of the Soteria, Aetolian propaganda apparently emphasized the Aetolian role in the defense of the sanctuary in 279 against the Gallic forces and diminished or eliminated the divine elements of the older diplomatic tradition which are present in the other evidence on the invasion, both literary and epigraphical.
This penteteric theoris has been connected with a boat race, attested by Lysias (21.5).