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Pausanias, Description of Greece 8.13.1

“It is the custom for the priests of Artemis Hymnia in Arkadia to live their whole lives in purity, not only sexual but in all respects, and they neither wash nor spend their lives as do ordinary people, nor do they enter the home of a private man. I know that the ‘entertainers’ of Artemis Ephesia live in a similar fashion, but for a year only.” – Pausanias, Description of Greece 8.13.1

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