Reis door Griekenland

De Aarde en Haar Volken, 1887

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1887
Language: Dutch
Wordcount: 15,542 / 56 pg
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 604
Added to site: 2005.09.27
mnybks.net#: 11590
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Travel
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am van den overwinnaar werd, met dien van zijn vader en van zijne vaderstad, door een heraut den volke bekend gemaakt. De overwinnaars mochten hun standbeeld in de heilige tempelruimte laten oprichten; hun werden feestmaaltijden aangeboden, en de beroemdste dichters, zoo als Simonides en Pindaros, verheerlijkten hen in hunne liederen. In hunne vaderstad werden de overwinnaars in triomf ingehaald en hun ter eere standbeelden opgericht. In Athene werden zij op staatskosten in het Prytaneon onthaald; in Sparta mochten zij in de onmiddellijke nabijheid des konings ten strijde gaan; zij waren van alle belastingen en diensten vrijgesteld en genoten nog andere belangrijke privilegiën. Uit alle deelen van Griekenland en uit de afgelegenste grieksche volkplantingen stroomden tallooze toeschouwers naar het vierjaarlijksche feest; vrouwen evenwel werden daarbij niet, of misschien behoudens enkele uitzonderingen, toegelaten. Bovendien zonden de afzonderlijke staten plechtige gezantschappen, waartoe de voornaamste en

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