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Pausanias, Description Of Greece, 3.22.12


ἀπὸ δὴ τούτων τῶν πόλεων ἀναστάντες ἐζήτουν ἔνθα οἰκῆσαι σφᾶς χρεὼν εἴη· καί τι καὶ μάντευμα ἦν αὐτοῖς Ἄρτεμιν ἔνθα οἰκήσουσιν ἐπιδείξειν. ὡς οὖν ἐκβᾶσιν ἐς τὴν γῆν λαγὼς ἐπιφαίνεται, τὸν λαγὼν ἐποιήσαντο ἡγεμόνα τῆς ὁδοῦ· καταδύντος δὲ ἐς μυρσίνην πόλιν τε οἰκίζουσιν ἐνταῦθα, οὗπερ ἡ μυρσίνη ἦν, καὶ τὸ δένδρον ἔτι ἐκείνην σέβουσι τὴν μυρσίνην καὶ Ἄρτεμιν ὀνομάζουσι Σώτειραν.When the inhabitants of these cities were expelled, they were anxious to know where they ought to settle, and an oracle was given them that Artemis would show them where they were to dwell. When therefore they had gone on shore, and a hare appeared to them, they looked upon the hare as their guide on the way. When it dived into a myrtle tree, they built a city on the site of the myrtle, and down to this day they worship that myrtle tree, and name Artemis Saviour.


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1. Aristophanes, Birds, 879-880, 878 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

878. διδόναι Νεφελοκοκκυγιεῦσιν ὑγιείαν καὶ σωτηρίαν αὐτοῖσι καὶ Χίοισι —
2. Aristophanes, The Rich Man, 1181 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1181. δίκην ἀποφυγών, ὁ δ' ἂν ἐκαλλιερεῖτό τις
3. Euripides, Bacchae, 108, 113-114, 107 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

107. βρύετε βρύετε χλοήρει
4. Herodotus, Histories, 1.146, 6.111.2 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1.146. For this reason, and for no other, the Ionians too made twelve cities; for it would be foolishness to say that these are more truly Ionian or better born than the other Ionians; since not the least part of them are Abantes from Euboea, who are not Ionians even in name, and there are mingled with them Minyans of Orchomenus, Cadmeans, Dryopians, Phocian renegades from their nation, Molossians, Pelasgian Arcadians, Dorians of Epidaurus, and many other tribes; ,and as for those who came from the very town-hall of Athens and think they are the best born of the Ionians, these did not bring wives with them to their settlements, but married Carian women whose parents they had put to death. ,For this slaughter, these women made a custom and bound themselves by oath (and enjoined it on their daughters) that no one would sit at table with her husband or call him by his name, because the men had married them after slaying their fathers and husbands and sons. This happened at Miletus . 6.111.2. Ever since that battle, when the Athenians are conducting sacrifices at the festivals every fourth year, the Athenian herald prays for good things for the Athenians and Plataeans together.
5. Lycurgus, Against Leocrates, 17 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6. Plutarch, Mark Antony, 32 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.40.2-1.40.3, 1.44.4, 2.31.1, 3.14.6 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.40.2. Not far from this fountain is an ancient sanctuary, and in our day likenesses stand in it of Roman emperors, and a bronze image is there of Artemis surnamed Saviour. There is a story that a detachment of the army of Mardonius, having over run Megaris 479 B.C., wished to return to Mardonius at Thebes, but that by the will of Artemis night came on them as they marched, and missing their way they turned into the hilly region. Trying to find out whether there was a hostile force near they shot some missiles. The rock near groaned when struck, and they shot again with greater eagerness 1.40.3. until at last they used up all their arrows thinking that they were shooting at the enemy. When the day broke, the Megarians attacked, and being men in armour fighting against men without armour who no longer had even a supply of missiles, they killed the greater number of their opponents. For this reason they had an image made of Artemis Saviour. Here are also images of the gods named the Twelve, said to be the work of Praxiteles. But the image of Artemis herself was made by Strongylion. 1.44.4. The hilly part of Megaris borders upon Boeotia, and in it the Megarians have built the city Pagae and another one called Aegosthena . As you go to Pagae, on turning a little aside from the highway, you are shown a rock with arrows stuck all over it, into which the Persians once shot in the night. In Pagae a noteworthy relic is a bronze image of Artemis surnamed Saviour, in size equal to that at Megara and exactly like it in shape. There is also a hero-shrine of Aegialeus, son of Adrastus. When the Argives made their second attack on Thebes he died at Glisas early in the first battle, and his relatives carried him to Pagae in Megaris and buried him, the shrine being still called the Aegialeum. 2.31.1. In the market-place of Troezen is a temple of Artemis Saviour, with images of the goddess. It was said that the temple was founded and the name Saviour given by Theseus when he returned from Crete after overcoming Asterion the son of Minos. This victory he considered the most noteworthy of his achievements, not so much, in my opinion, because Asterion was the bravest of those killed by Theseus, but because his success in unravelling the difficult Maze and in escaping unnoticed after the exploit made credible the saying that it was divine providence that brought Theseus and his company back in safety. 3.14.6. The Lacedaemonians give the name Running Course to the place where it is the custom for the young men even down to the present day to practise running. As you go to this Course from the grave of the Agiadae, you see on the left the tomb of Eumedes—this Eumedes was one of the children of Hippocoon—and also an old image of Heracles, to whom sacrifice is paid by the Sphaereis. These are those who are just passing from youth to manhood. In the Course are two gymnastic schools, one being a votive gift of Eurycles, a Spartan. Outside the Course, over against the image of Heracles, there is a house belonging now to a private individual, but in olden times to Menelaus. Farther away from the Course are sanctuaries of the Dioscuri, of the Graces, of Eileithyia, of Apollo Carneus, and of Artemis Leader.
8. Polyaenus, Stratagems, 8.35 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Epigraphy, Ig Ii, 380, 676, 1496

10. Epigraphy, Ig Vii, 2727



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aegeira, cult of artemis agrotera at Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
agora, athens, artemis, cult of Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
agora, athens, prytaneion Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
agrotera Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
animals, artemis as mistress of beasts, Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
apollo, artemis and Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
apollo, sanctuaries and temples Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
apollo carneius Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
aristophanes Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 46
artemis, animals, association with Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis, apollo and Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis, artemis soteria Steiner, Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought (2001) 85
artemis, cult and rites Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis, migration/movement of peoples, association with Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis, political assemblies and civic life, association with Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis, sacrifice/sacrificial rituals for Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis, sanctuaries and temples Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis boulaia Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis boulephoros Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis chitone Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis hegemone Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
artemis soteira, and warfare Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
artemis soteira, as the most popular soteira Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
artemis soteira, in boeae Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
artemis soteira, multiple functions of Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
artemis soteira Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
asclepius, power not limited to healing Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 144
athens, artemis, cult of Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
boeae, cult of artemis soteira at Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
cult images, aniconic Steiner, Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought (2001) 85
cult images Steiner, Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought (2001) 85
diisoteria Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
diosoteria Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
dorian migration Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
epithets, cultic, a homonymous god bearing the same epithet Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 144
epithets, cultic, theoretical analysis of Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 144
goats, artemis/hunting goddesses and Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
gods, divine power, extension and modification of Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 144
gods, divine power, variations in time and space Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 144
gods, unity and multiplicity of Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 144
ionian migration Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
justice and political life, association of artemis with political assemblies and civic life Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
linear b, pylos tablets Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
maximus of tyre Steiner, Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought (2001) 85
metonymy Steiner, Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought (2001) 85
migration/movement of peoples, artemis associated with Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
migration/movement of peoples, dorian migration Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
migration/movement of peoples, ionian migration Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
miletus, artemis boulephoros, cult of Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
minoan-mycenaean religion and art, artemis and Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
myths, aetiological Steiner, Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought (2001) 85
neleis (festival) Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
neleus and neleids Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
nestor Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
oracles, animal oracles and artemis Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
ortygia, cult of artemis on Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
pylos, artemis, cult of Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
pylos, linear b tablets from Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
quail, sacred to artemis Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
sacrifice, benefits extended to other beneficiaries Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 46
sacrifice/sacrificial rituals, for artemis Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
sanctuaries and temples, of apollo Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
sanctuaries and temples, of artemis Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
soter, transmission of the epithet Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 144
soteria (festival), in akraiphia Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
soteria (festival), in delphi Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
soteria (festival), in megalopolis Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
soteria (festival), in priene Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
sourvinou-inwood, c. Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 144
sparta, sanctuary of artemis hegemone and apollo carneius Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 174
sphaleotas, images of Steiner, Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought (2001) 85
temples Steiner, Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought (2001) 85
vase painting' Steiner, Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought (2001) 85
zeus, everything, ultimate control over Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
zeus soter, and personal needs Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
zeus soter, as the most popular saviour Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
zeus soter, multiple cults of Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 144
zeus soter, multiple functions of Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
zeus soter, on rhodes Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145
zeus soter, religious associations of Jim, Saviour Gods and Soteria in Ancient Greece (2022) 145