Ἕκτη Μεσοῦντος/ Ἕκτη ἐπὶ δέκα /Ἑκκαιδεκάτη, XVI day
From today’s sunset: sixteenth day of Mounychion. Festival of Artemis Mounychia, “Lady of the golden sword”, “Protectress of the harbor”: “The sixteenth of Munichion they dedicated to Artemis, for on that day the Goddess shone with full moon upon the Greeks as they were conquering at Salamis.” (Plut. De Gloria Athen. 7)
"The amphiphôntes (cakes) are made in the month of Mounychion on the sixteenth, and they are brought into the temple of Artemis Mounychia. As to why their name is amphiphôntes, some [say that it is] because they are made at the time when the Sun and the Moon appear early over the earth; but Apollodorus [says that it is] because they fasten bundles of firewood to them when bringing them.”
"The amphiphon was a kind of cheesecake consecrated to Artemis, having figures of lighted torches round it. Philemon, in his Beggar, or Woman of Rhodes, says-
Artemis, mistress dear, I bring you now
This amphiphon, and what is needed for holy libation.
Diphilus also mentions it in his Hecate. Philochorus also mentions the fact of its being called amphiphon, and of its being brought into the temples of Artemis, and also to the crossroads, on the day when the moon is overtaken at its setting by the rising of the sun; and so the sky is doubly light (ἀμφίφως).”
(Suidas, s. v. Ἀνάστατοι; Athen. 14. 645)
"O Lady of Mounychia, Watcher of Harbours, hail, Lady of Pherae! Let none disparage Artemis. For Oeneus dishonoured Her altar and no pleasant struggles came upon his city. Nor let any content with Her in shooting of stags or in archery. For the son of Atreus vaunted him not that he suffered small requital. Neither let any woo the Maiden; for not Otus, nor Orion wooed Her to their own good. Nor let any shun the yearly dance; for not tearless to Hippo was her refusal to dance around the altar. Hail, great queen, and graciously greet my song."
Callimachus Hymn to Artemis, 258
(Votive offerings to Artemis Mounychia, from the Sanctuary of Artemis Mounychia. Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.)