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EXITE´RIA or EPEXO´DIA (ἐξιτήρια or ἐπεξόδια), the names of sacrifices which were offered by generals before they set out on an expedition. (Xenoph. Anab. 6.5.2.) The principal object of these sacrifices always was to discover from the accompanying signs the favourable or unfavourable issue of the undertaking on which they were about to enter. According to Hesychius, ἐξιτήρια was also the name of the day on which the annual magistrates laid down their offices.


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