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HECATOMPHO´NIA

HECATOMPHO´NIA (ἑκατομφόνια), an ancient festival or rather custom observed by the Messenians of Ithome, whenever they had killed a hundred enemies. A sacrifice was offered on the occasion to Zeus. (Paus. 4.19.2; Plut. Romul. 24.)

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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 4.19.2
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