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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Gr. antiquity, a Spartan festival celebrated at Amyclæ, in Laconia, in honor of the hero Hyacinthus and of Apollo. It was probably held in the latter part of July. Its duration is not known.

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  • The Hyacinthia was a festival celebrated every year at Amyclæ, in Laconia, by the people of that town and of Sparta.

    The Metamorphoses of Ovid Literally Translated into English Prose, with Copious Notes and Explanations

  • But they desired the envoys, before any of the provisions took effect, to return and lay the matter before the people of Argos; if they agreed, they were to come again at the Hyacinthia and take the oaths.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Lacedaemonians shall go to Athens at the Dionysia and renew the oath, and the Athenians shall go to Lacedaemon at the Hyacinthia and renew the oath.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • However, before any of this should become binding, the ambassadors were to return to Argos and communicate with their people and, in the event of their approval, to come at the feast of the Hyacinthia and take the oaths.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Lacedaemonians going to Athens for the Dionysia, and the Athenians to Lacedaemon for the Hyacinthia, and a pillar shall be set up by either party: at Lacedaemon near the statue of Apollo at Amyclae, and at Athens on the Acropolis near the statue of Athene.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • When the Prince did not return, poor Hyacinthia wept bitterly and changing herself from a milestone into a little blue field flower, she said, ‘I will grow here on the wayside till some passer-by tramples me under foot.’

    The Green Fairy Book

  • Then he jumped up suddenly from the table and ran to the door, where he found the beautiful Hyacinthia waiting for him.

    The Green Fairy Book

  • The horse no sooner recognized his master, than it neighed loudly with joy, and springing towards him, it stood as if rooted to the ground, while Prince Milan and Hyacinthia jumped on its back.

    The Green Fairy Book

  • The busy cook was just going to refuse her demand and order her out of the kitchen, but the words died on his lips when he turned and beheld the beautiful Hyacinthia, and he answered politely,

    The Green Fairy Book

  • The beautiful Hyacinthia cried bitterly when she heard this; then she dried her tears, and went into the town dressed as a peasant woman.

    The Green Fairy Book

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