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amphictyons


amphictyons


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amphictyons  \Am*phic"ty*ons\,  n.  pl  [L.  Amphictyones,  Gr  ?. 
  Prob.  the  word  was  orig.  ?  dwellers  around  neighbors.] 
  (Grecian  Hist.) 
  Deputies  from  the  confederated  states  of  ancient  Greece  to  a 
  congress  or  council.  They  considered  both  political  and 
  religious  matters.