A Few Reasons for Doubting the Inspiration of the Bible by Robert G. Ingersol

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16-22 (220 BC) he appears as the one who orders the epheboi for the procession to Eleusis and back on the fourteenth of the Boedromion and proclaims the sacrificies of Athena lCClt

See also IG Il/lll2 3 1 65 (3rd cent. AD); 5000 and 5093 which mention a priestess of Helios. 7 (Athenian temple at the Acropolis); 1 . 3 (Piraean temple of Athena and Zeus where the statue of Zeus holds the one of Nike). 3 IG Il/lll2 4747 (Imperial period). Pausanias does not mention the Athenian Nemesis. 2 (the statue of Eirene). 4. 6 IG Il/lll2 5 150 and 5 154 (Imperial period) mention the priests of Hebe; Pausanias describes the altar of Hebe in 1 . 3. 4. 3. , 1 . 1. S. Jones, The Loeb Classical Library 1918 (1978).

Clinton holds the view that by the end of Solon's regime the state was actively interested in the cult and therefore formed the political union. According to him Athens began to promote the Mysteries among other Greek cities at least as early as the first part of the 6th century; this culminated in the 4th century BC and continued throughout the Hellenistic period, pp. 1994, 1 6 1 - 1 63, 168-170. The aetiological function of the hymn is clear with its local Eleusinian colour. It mentions the Eumolpidai and the main outlines of the festival and some of the rites.

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