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[179] ΛυκίηΝ: on the Lycian Apollo see Pauly-Wissowa 58 f. and 83, Preller Robert i. p. 254 f. Apollo was thought to spend six months, in summer, at Delos, the other six at Patara in Lycia (Serv. on Verg. Aen.iv. 144; cf. Od.iii. 4. 65). According to another tradition, he absented himself from Delphi during the three winter months ( Pind. Pyth.iv. 5, de EI 9). Such periodic migrations are natural for gods of the sun or vegetation; but they are not confined to such deities. If a god was worshipped in different lands he might readily be supposed to spend the year in his various temples. See further Frazer on Paus.ii. 7. 8.

ΜιηονίηΝ ἐρατειν́ην: cf. Il. 3.401, Σ” 291; for the Lydian cult (especially at Magnesia, near Sipylos) see PaulyWissowa 82.


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