Phratries sentence example

phratries
  • At Athens she presided over the phratries or clans, and was known as airarovpia and 4paTpia, and sacrifice was offered to her at the festival Apaturia.
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  • It is possible that in very early times the Eupatridae were the only full citizens of Athens; for the evidence suggests that they alone belonged to the phratries, and the division into phratries must have covered the whole citizen body.
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  • On the first day of the festival, called Dorpia or Dorpeia, banquets were held towards evening at the meetingplace of the phratries or in the private houses of members.
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  • The phratries are divided into many named, matrilineal sibs, each of which is restricted to a specific locality.
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