Classical Philology Volume 2. Jstor

Classical Philology Volume 2
Author: Jstor
Page Count: 88 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781231701256
File size: 30 Mb
Download Link: Classical Philology Volume 2

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ... a brotherly meeting of the two gods--perhaps Dionysus welcoming Apollo upon his biennial return; see Helbig Archaeolog. Zeit. XXIV (1866), pp. 185 f., with PI. 211. In the Athenian festival known as the City Dionysia the lyric preceded the dramatic performance. The victorious choregi of lyric choruses received a tripod. These facts show reminiscences of an older Apollo cult. The relationship of Dionysus to Apollo at Delos was on a similar footing. Hauvette-Besnault Bull. corr. hel. VII (1883), pp. 103 ff., gives ten choregic inscriptions from Delos, all of similar formula, being a record of the annual religious festival. In each case after the date, given by the archon's name, and the words vyieia ical everqpta eyeVero ("there has been good health and a prosperous year"), there follow: oSe eopjrja-av e- '7rofovia (names of choregi); ew Aiovva-ia (names of a chorus of boys); and finally, oiSe hreBeiavro Tcj dey (names of actors, musicians, and other performers). It is to be noted that here again the Apollonia, always mentioned first, correspond to the older lyric portion of the Athenian state festival, and the Dionysia to the later dramatic portion. An inscription (IG. II. 570) giving an account of disbursements of the Attic deme Plothea contains the items: "for the Apollonia 1,100 drachmas, for the Pandia 600 drachmas." The Pandia at Athens were the last act in the City Dionysia; Moinmsen Feste d. Stadt Athen, p. 433, n. 1. If the same may be inferred for Plothea, we have here again the same order of development as at Athens: first the lyric, then the dramatic part of the celebration. Phlya was a rich Attic deme situated some five miles northeast of Athens in a fertile district capable of supporting a large population. This was the...

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