, sc. ἱερά
Sacrifices offered at Athens, upon entrance into office; according to Suidas (s. v.) upon the
first day of the new year, which in consequence was kept as a holiday. Besides the higher
magistrates, the Senate offered εἰσιτήρια
through one of its
members chosen for the purpose (Demosth. c. Mid.
p. 552.114). When an embassy
set out, at least on the most important occasions, the Senate and principal magistrates
for its success and dined together. The
on going out of office (Hesych.) are less well
attested (Schömann, Assemblies
, p. 306).