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Daphnephoria

[daf-nuh-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr-]
noun
  1. an ancient Greek festival in honor of Apollo.
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  • Of all his works in this class, there is no doubt that the Daphnephoria is the most technically complete.

    Frederic Lord Leighton

    Ernest Rhys

  • Three days later, Polemates defeated the invaders, and immediately instituted the Festival of Daphnephoria.

  • From some points of view "The Daphnephoria" is Leighton's greatest achievement.

  • The Daphnephoria is headed by a boy, both whose parents are alive, and his nearest male relation carries the filleted pole.

    Archaic England

    Harold Bayley

  • The Daphnephoria was celebrated at Thebes in honour of Apollo every ninth year.