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Panionia

Πανιώνια). A great gathering (πανήγυρις) of the Ionian peoples, held on Mount Mycalé near Priené, and between Ephesus and Miletus. At this feast the national god Poseidon Heliconius, whose sanctuary at this place was called Panionium, was worshipped with magnificent sacrifices (Herod.i. 148; Pausan. vii. 24; Diod.xv. 49). The meetings had also a political colour, as when the assembled Ionians discussed dangers threatening their country and passed resolutions of general political importance (Herod.i. 141Herod., 170). See Grote, Hist. of Greece, iii. pp. 229 foll.

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