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Anthesteria 154

posted 30th Oct 2020, 2:24 PM

Anthesteria 154
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30th Oct 2020, 2:24 PM

agnosis

The phrase should really be: "Get out, Keres, the Anthesteria is over!" I changed it to 'ghosts' so it would be easier to understand. According to Festivals of the Athenians by Herbert William Parke, this was maybe said at the end of the Anthesteria to make sure that all the spirits really left and returned to the Underworld. Though some mean that it should be Kares, not Keres, and that it refers to the Carian slaves that are now sent out to work again when the festival is over.

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