). “Sacred ploughings,”
three in number, held in Attica in the month Maimacterion (Nov. -Dec.), to commemorate the
institution of agriculture. The first ploughing was held at Sciros; the second on the Rarion
Plain near Eleusis; the third under the Acropolis. A family of priests known as Βουζύγιοι
, a sort of Arval Brotherhood (see Fratres Arvales
), cared for the sacred plough
and oxen. See Schömann, Griech. Alt.