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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Amphictyon’ic Council.
A council of confederate Greeks from twelve of their tribes, each of which had two deputies. The council met twice a year—in the spring at Delphi, and in the autumn at Thermop’ylæ. According to fable, it was so called from Amphic’tyon, son of Deuca’lion, its supposed founder. (Greek, amphictionës, dwellers round about.)   1



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