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  • Martial music (cp. 'ABi i vn vaXorty,, "trumpet") and the Pyrrhic dance, in which she herself is said to have taken part to commemorate the victory over the giants, and the building of war-ships were attributed to her.
  • To all appearances the victory of the papacy was decisive: but it was a Pyrrhic victory, as events were quickly to prove.
  • There were in addition several minor contests: the Pyrrhic, or war dance, celebrating the victory of Athena over the giants; the Euandria, whereby a certain number of men, distinguished for height, strength and beauty, were chosen as leaders of the procession; the Lampadedromia, or torch-race; the Naumachia (Regatta), which took place on the last day of the festival.
  • Pyrrhic victory indeed.
  • Pyrrhic victory indeed.

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