), a festival
celebrated in honour of Ajax at Salamis, where he was worshipped as the
tutelary divinity, and where he had a temple containing his statue of ebony
; Hesych. sub voce
). A festival of the same name appears to have
been celebrated in the Locrian Opus (Schol. ad
Pind. O. 9.166
; Böckh, C.
i. No. 1431). In Attica the festival was celebrated in
commemoration of the victory at Salamis, by a boat-race of Athenian youths
to Salamis and back, and sacrifices were offered to Ajax and Asclepios.
(Comp. Hdt. 8.64
Plut. Themist. 15; and A. Mommsen, Heortologie,