ὅσων, by attraction for “ὅσους.” εἰσεκήρυξαν: the only other instance of this compound in a classical writer is Ar. Ach. 135“ἕτερος ἀλαζὼν οὗτος ἐσκηρύττεται”. βραβῆς, the form of the nom. plur. for “ευ” stems which prevails in Attic inscrr. down to the middle of the 4th cent. B.C. (Meisterhans, Gramm. Att. Inschr. § 31.) —These are the judges who award the prizes and regulate the contests: “εἰσεκήρυξαν”, because they ordered the “κῆρυξ” to do so (cp. n. on 693 ff.). The “ἀγωνοθέται” of the Pythian games were the Amphictyons,—the games being held in April, in the Delphic month “Βουκάτιος” (=the Attic Munychion), when the “ἐαρινὴ πυλαία” took place at Delphi (cp. Boeckh C. I. G. 1688: Aeschin. or. 3 § 254). The Amphictyons appointed “ἐπιμεληταί”, like the Olympic “Ἑλλανοδίκαι”, to superintend the festival ( Quaest. Conv. 7. 5. 1), and the “βραβῆς” here are these, or their subordinates. Cp. Legg. 949 A “γυμνικῶν τε καὶ ἱππικῶν ἄθλων ἐπιστάτας τε καὶ βραβέας”.
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