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εἰσιτήρια, 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 offered εἰσιτήρια for its success and dined together. The ἐξιτήρια on going out of office (Hesych.) are less well attested (Schömann, Assemblies, p. 306).

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