). The greatest festival in the town of
Hyampolis in Phocis, and celebrated in honour of Artemis, in commemoration, it is said, of a
victory which its inhabitants had gained over the Thessalians, who had ravaged the country and
reduced the Phocians in the neighbourhood of the town nearly to the last extremity (De
p. 244 B; Pausan. x. 35.4). The only particular which we know of its
celebration is, that a peculiar kind of cake (ἔλαφος
made on the occasion (Athen. xv. p. 646 e). These cakes were, as their name indicates,
probably made in the shape of a stag or a deer and offered to the goddess.