), unlucky or unfortunate days (dies
), on which no public business, nor any important
affairs of any kind, were transacted at Athens. Such were the last three
days but one of every month, and the twenty-fifth day of the month
Thargelion, on which the Plynteria were celebrated. (Lys. Fr.
31 ; Plat. Leg.
vii. p. 800 D; Xen. Hellen.
I. 4.12; Etym. M.
p. 131, 13; Plut. Alc. 34
13; Schömann, Assemblies,