Prostaterios (month)

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Prostaterios ( ancient Greek Προστατήριος ) is a month of the Boeotian calendar .

It was the third month after Hermaios and before Agrionios ; in the Julian calendar it roughly corresponds to the month of March . The name can be traced back to the epics of Prostaterios , with which the god Apollo was worshiped as a protective deity in Boeotia and Attica . The month at Plutarch is documented in literature ; it is known in inscriptions from Chaironeia , Tanagra and Thebes .



  1. Cf. Catherine Trümpy : Investigations into the ancient Greek month names and month sequences . C. Winter, Heidelberg 1997, ISBN 3-8253-0516-3 , pp. 244-246.
  2. Gerhard Radke : Prostaterios 1. In: Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen antiquity science (RE). Volume XXIII, 1, Stuttgart 1957, Col. 900.
  3. Plutarch, Quaestiones convivales 3, 7.