was a festival celebrated by the Athenians in honour of Agraulos, the
daughter of Cecrops. (Dict. of Biogr.
s. v.) We possess no
particulars respecting the time or mode of its celebration; but it was,
perhaps, connected with the solemn oath which all Athenians, when they
arrived at manhood (ἔφηβοι
), were obliged
to take in the temple of Agraulos, that they would fight for their country,
and always observe its laws. (Lycurg. c. Leocr.
76; Dem. de F. L.
p. 438.303; Plut.
; Stobaeus, Serm.
Schömann, de Comitiis,
Wachsmuth, Hellen. Alterth.
vol. i. p. 476, 2nd ed.) [p. 1.55]
Agraulos was also honoured with a festival in Cyprus, in the month
Aphrodisius, at which human victims were offered. (Porphyr. de
Abstin. ab Anim.