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<i>Genē</i> and Athenian Festivals

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

in Athenian Myths and Festivals

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199592074
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595592 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592074.003.0007
Genē and Athenian Festivals

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The reconstructions and investigations set out in this book have illustrated, among many other things, the very different ways in which different genē were involved in different festivals, more specifically, in the whole polis festivals of the Plynteria, Kallynteria, Panathenaia, and City Dionysia. They also illustrated the varying densities of those involvements. This chapter discusses these different ways and densities of genē participation and determines whether or not it is possible to reconstruct any parameters that may have been conducive to greater or lesser gentilicial participation in particular cults and festivals.

Keywords: genē; Athenian festivals; Plynteria; Kallynteria; Panathenaia; City Dionysia; polis

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Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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