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Headword: Λήναια
Adler number: lambda,456
Translated headword: Lenaia, Lenaea
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Name of a festival in Athens.
Greek Original:
Λήναια: ὄνομα ἑορτῆς ἐν Ἀθήναις.
Notes:
See also lambda 454, lambda 455, lambda 457, lambda 458.
The winter festival of Dionysos (delta 1185), held on the 12th through the 15th days of the month of Gamelion (January/February). Among the extant plays of Aristophanes, Acharnians, Knights, Wasps, and Frogs were performed at the Lenaia.
Reference:
OCD(4) s.v. (p.819)
Keywords: chronology; comedy; definition; geography; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2000@08:43:37.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Augmented note; added keyword; set status) on 17 November 2003@16:21:28.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Cosmetics) on 17 November 2003@16:25:30.
David Whitehead (added x-ref; cosmetics) on 18 November 2003@02:53:11.
David Whitehead on 18 April 2013@05:23:53.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@03:39:06.

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