Anthesteria



one of the ancient Athenian festivals composing the Dionysia; a spring festival celebrating flowers and new wine.
Historical Examples

Here are three different contests in three different places; and the Anthesteria and Lenaea are included under .
The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various

These officials are suggestive of those busy at the Anthesteria.
The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various

We have seen in the Anthesteria how the paternal ghosts are expected to look after the seeds in spring.
Ancient Art and Ritual Jane Ellen Harrison

Hence the saying 184 “Forth, slaves, it is no longer the Anthesteria.”
The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various

If the passage is worth anything, it adds new testimony that there were dramatic representations at the Anthesteria.
The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various

But was the Anthesteria a state festival, at which public sacrifices of cattle were made?
The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various

Amid all the preparations for the Anthesteria made in the play, two statements cannot fail to attract attention.
The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various

Anthesteria, an annual Greek festival held in honour of all the gods, but especially in honour of Dionysus.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

Finally the locality is again Athens at the Anthesteria in Anthesterio.
The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various

This was the second day of the third Dionysiac festival, called the Anthesteria.
Plutarch’s Lives, Volume IV Aubrey Stewart

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