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  • 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.
 
 

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