Ancients' feasts, games and rituals ETOLOAKARNANIA (Prefecture) GREECE - GTP - Greek Travel Pages

Location information

Listed 1 sub titles with search on: Ancients' feasts, games and rituals  for wider area of: "ETOLOAKARNANIA Prefecture GREECE" .


Ancients' feasts, games and rituals (1)

Games

Actia, (Aktia)

AKTION (Ancient port) ETOLOAKARNANIA
   A festival celebrated every three years at Actium in Epirus, with wrestling, horseracing, and sea-fights, in honour of Apollo. There was a celebrated temple of Apollo at Actium, which is mentioned by Thucydides and Strabo. After the defeat of Antony off Actium, Augustus enlarged the temple, and instituted games to be celebrated every four years in commemoration of his victory.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


You are able to search for more information in greater and/or surrounding areas by choosing one of the titles below and clicking on "more".


GTP Headlines

Receive our daily Newsletter with all the latest updates on the Greek Travel industry.

Subscribe now!

Ferry Departures

Promotions