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AGROTERAS THUSIA

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 427 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AGROTERAS THUSIA, an annual festival held at Agrae near Athens, in honour of Artemis Agrotera, in fulfilment of a vow made by the city, before the battle of Marathon, to offer in sacrifice a number of goats equal to that of the Persians slain in the conflict. The number being so great, it was decided to offer 500 goats yearly. See Plutarch, De Malignitate Herodoti, 26; Xenophon, Anab. iii. 2. I2; Aelian, Var. Hist. ii. 25; Schol. on Aristophanes, Shiites, 66o.
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