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Agrionios ( ancient Greek Ἀγριώνιος ) is a month of the Boeotian calendar .

It was the fourth month after the prostaterios and before the thyios ; in the Julian calendar it roughly corresponds to the month of April . The Agrionios is known in writing from the Poleis Chaironeia and Lebadeia . Outside Boeotia, the month can be found in the calendar of the city of Melitaia in the Phthiotis . In the form of Agrianios it was common in the Dorian calendar .

The name is traced back to the Agrionia festival in honor of the god Dionysus , which was celebrated in Orchomenos that month .



  1. ^ Catherine Trümpy : Investigations on the ancient Greek month names and month sequences . C. Winter, Heidelberg 1997, ISBN 3-8253-0516-3 , p. 245.
  2. ^ Georg Wentzel : Agrionia . In: Paulys Realencyclopadie der classischen Antiquity Science (RE). Volume I, 1, Stuttgart 1893, Col. 895 f.