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Greco-Roman Festivals
Festivals and Holy Days: Greco-Roman
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Festivals, Greco-Roman
FESTIVALS, GRECO-ROMAN. The Greeks named the months of their calendars after important seasonal rituals celebrated for the gods of the city. Called heortai, these festivals were organized around communal sacrifices and banquets, and provided regular holidays from civil, business, and agricultural affairs.
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Festivals: Greco-Roman
FESTIVALS AND HOLY DAYS: GRECO-ROMANFestivals and holy days not only were important to the Jews (see Festivals and Holy Days: Jewish) but also were widely celebrated by many people throughout the Greco-Roman world. Festivals or holy days as repeated rites, whether yearly or otherwise, and often of great
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FESTIVALS, GRECO-ROMAN
FESTIVALS, GRECO-ROMAN [ἕορται heortai; feriae]. Greek festivals were annual, biennial, and quadrennial religious rituals performed in honor of various gods and goddesses. They typically featured a procession (pompē πομπή), communal sacrifices, feasts, fellowship, and entertainment. There were no clear