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Διονύσια n1

sc. ἱερά, τά the feast of Dionysus or Bacchus at Athens, of which there were four: viz.
1.τὰ κατ᾽ ἀγρούς or τὰ μικρά, in Poseideon (December).
2.τὰ ἐν Λίμναις or τὰ Λήναια (in the suburb Λίμναι, where the Λήναιον stood), in Gamelion (January).
3.τὰ Ἀνθεστήρια in Anthesterion (February).
4.τὰ ἀστικά or τὰ κατ᾽ ἄστυ, also called τὰ μέγαλα or simply τὰ Διονύσια, in Elaphebolion (March), when Athens was full of strangers, and new Dramas were performed.

1 Dionu^si os_ou neut pl

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