amphidromia A family festival in ancient Athens in honor of the birth of a child, during which the child received its name.
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The Amphidromia (τὰ Ἀμφιδρόμια), in ancient Greece, was a ceremonial feast celebrated on the fifth or seventh day after the birth of a child. It was a family festival of the Athenians, at which the newly born child was introduced into the family, and children of poorer families received their names. Wealthier families held a naming c...
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