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Panionia. A great gathering (paneguris) of the Ionian peoples, held on Mount Mycale near Priene, and between Ephesus and Miletus. At this feast the national god Poseidon Heliconius, whose sanctuary at this place was called Panionium, was worshipped with magnificent sacrifices ( Herod.i. 148; Pausan. vii. 24; Diod.xv. 49). The meetings had also a political colour, as when the assembled Ionians discussed dangers threatening their country and passed resolutions of general political importance ( Herod.i. 141Herod., 170).

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Oct 2003 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Panegyris (Paneguris). A name applied by the Greeks to any gathering of the whole people at a fixed period. Examples are the Panionia, the great national meetings on the occasion of the Olympian, Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian Games; and in later times, the popular fairs, etc. On these occasions, besides other features, formal orations (logoi panegurikoi) were delivered

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