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Panathenaic Way

 

Panathenaic Way

 

Sacrifices were made at the altar of Athena and the peplos, a new garment woven for Athena, was handed over to the Priestess. This was the high point of the Panathenaia.

Weaving was a female craft which was normally done in the home. To have a main festival include such a female activity was a very public sign of its importance to the people of Athens.

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