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Meaning of diamastigosis

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez


Name given to the Ephebic ritual scourge in honor of Artemis. Adults uttered lashes at those who tried to get cheese in the temple.


Felipe Lorenzo del Río

Diamastigoo, whip brutally. Ritual of worship to the goddess Artemis Ortia: The irenes or Spartan ephebos had to get a cheese from the altar of the goddess with the opposition of adults provided with whips. The blood shed in honor of the goddess did not normally reach the river but, in Cicero's words, it once did, especially when the ritual also became a spectacle.





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