). A great festival held at Sparta from about
the 6th to the 10th of July in honour of Apollo, Artemis, and Leto (Pausan. iii. 11.7). It was
an exhibition of all kinds of accomplishments in gymnastics, music, and dancing, given by
boys, youths, and men for the benefit of the citizens and of the numerous strangers who
flocked to Sparta for the occasion, and were hospitably entertained there. Old bachelors were
excluded from the festivities (Schömann, Antiq.
i. 264, Eng. transl.).