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CHLOEIA or CHLOIA (χλόεια or χλοιά), a festival celebrated at Athens in honour of Demeter Chloë, or simply Chloë, whose temple stood near the Acropolis. (Hesych. sub voce χλοιά; Paus. 1.22.3; Athen. 14.618; Soph. Oed. Col. 1600, with the Scholiast.) It was solemnised in spring, on the sixth of Thargelion, when the blossoms began to appear (hence the names χλόη and χλόεια), with the sacrifice of a goat and much mirth and rejoicing. (Eupolis, apud Schol. ad Soph. Oed. Col. l.c.


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