festival with contests celebrated in a grove on the lower slopes of Mount
Helicon in Boeotia, not far from the spring of Aganippe, in honour of the
Muses. It was held every fifth year and with great splendour. (Plut.
p. 748 F.) It was first under the
charge of the Ascraeans, having been instituted according to tradition by
the Aloidae: afterwards it was superintended by the inhabitants of Thespiae.
; C. I.
1585, 1586.) There was also a festival
called Museia, which was celebrated in schools, with sacrifices, to which
the pupils contributed. (Aeschin. in Timarch.
Theophrast. 25, 11; LUDUS, p. 95 a.