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Ἑκάτη [α^], , (ἕκα^τος)
A.Hecate, lit. she who works her will, Hes.Th. 411, h.Cer.25,52, E.Fr.955, etc. ; “. φωσφόροςAr.Fr.594a, E.Fr. 968.
II. Ἑκάτης δεῖπνον Hecate's dinner, a meal set out by rich persons at the foot of her statue ἐν τριόδοις on the 30th day of each month, when it became a sort of dole for beggars and paupers, Ar.Pl.594 et Sch. adloc., cf. Plu.2.280c, 290d, AB247 : hence, as it consisted of offal, Ἑκαταῖα κατεσθίειν, of a rapscallion, D.54.39, cf. Luc.DMort.1.1.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aristophanes, Plutus, 594
    • Demosthenes, Against Conon, 39
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 411
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 2 to Demeter, 25
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 2 to Demeter, 52
    • Lucian, Dialogi mortuorum, 1.1
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