), a festival
celebrated at Sparta in honour of their great general Brasidas, who, after
his death, in B.C. 422, received the honours of a hero. (Paus. 3.14.1
; Aristot. Eth. Nic.
5.7.) It was held every year with orations and contests, in which none but
Spartans were allowed to partake.
Brasideia were also celebrated at Amphipolis, which, though a colony of
Athens, transferred the honour of κτίστης
from Hagnon to Brasidas, who was buried there, and paid him heroic honours
by an annual festival with sacrifices and contests. (Thuc. 5.11