called also προαρκτούρια
), a festival in the month Boedromion,
celebrated by a procession to Eleusis and offerings there to Demeter. It was
held by the Athenians on behalf of all Greece, before the land was ploughed
for sowing, to entreat for a plentiful harvest. (Suid., Hesych.,
s. v.; Arrian, in Epictet.
3.21; Mommsen, Heortol.
218, Preller, Gr.