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Headword: Γενέσια
Adler number: gamma,133
Translated headword: genesia
Vetting Status: high
The commemoration of birth recurring every year.
Greek Original:
Γενέσια: ἡ δι' ἐνιαυτοῦ ἐπιφοιτῶσα τοῦ τεχθέντος μνήμη.
As gamma 131, from the scholia to Plato, Alcibiades 121C.
In theory, genesia were held in commemoration of the birthdays of the dead, genethlia (gamma 131) for living people; but the distinction was sometimes blurred.
Keywords: chronology; daily life; definition; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 June 2002@12:24:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified note; added keyword) on 25 June 2002@04:07:12.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 5 June 2012@07:07:13.


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