Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies
The dance scene in Herodotus (6.126-130) is fictitious and reflects Alcmeonid propaganda against Philaid Hippocleides, intended to embarrass a prominent enemy who may have been founder of the Greater Panathenaia.
Lavelle, BM. "Hippokleides, 'the Dance,' and the Panathenaia." Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 54, 2014.
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