BUPHONIA , inGreek antiquities, a sacrificial ceremony, forming
See also:part of the Dilpolia, a religious festival held on the 14th of the
See also:month Skirophorion (June–July) at Athens, when a labouring ox was sacrificed to
See also:Zeus Polieus as
See also:protector of the city in accordance with a very
See also:custom . The ox was driven forward to the
See also:altar, on which
See also:grain was spread, by members of the
See also:family of the Kentriadae (from KEPT MN), a goad), on whom this
See also:duty devolved hereditarily .. When it began to eat, one of the family of the Thaulonidae advanced with an
See also:axe, slew the ox, then immediately threw away the axe and fled . The axe, as being polluted by
See also:murder, was now carried before the
See also:court of the
See also:Prytaneum (which tried inanimate
See also:objects for
See also:homicide) and there charged with having caused the
See also:death of the ox, for which it was thrown into the
See also:sea . Apparently this is an early instance analogous to deodand (q.v.) . Although the slaughter of a labouring ox was forbidden, it was considered excusable in the exceptional circumstances; none the less it was regarded as a murder . Porphyrius, De Abstinentia, ii . 29; Aelian,
See also:Var . Hist. viii . 3; Schol . Aristoph . Nubes, 485;
See also:Pausanias, i .
24, 28; see also
See also:Band, De DiipoliorumSacro Atheniensium (1873) .
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