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CHALCIOI´CIA (χαλκιοίκια), an annual festival, with sacrifices, celebrated at Sparta, in honour of Athena, surnamed Χαλκίοικος, i.e. the goddess of the brazen-house. (Paus. 3.17.3, 10.5.5; and Goeller ad Thuc. 1.128, &c.) Young men marched on the occasion in full armour to the temple of the goddess; and the ephors, though not entering the temple, but remaining within its sacred precincts, took part in the sacrifice. (Plb. 4.35.2.)


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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10.5.5
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3.17.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 4.35.2
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.128
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