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Headword: Νεμέσια
Adler number: nu,159
Translated headword: Nemesia, Nemeseia
Vetting Status: high
Demosthenes in the [speech] Against Spoudias [sc. mentions it].[1] Perhaps a particular festival of Nemesis, at which they used to perform the customary rites for the dead.
So [the] Nemesia [was] the celebration held for the dead, since nemesis is assigned to the dead.
Greek Original:
Νεμέσια: Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ κατὰ Σπουδίου. μήποτε ἑορτή τις Νεμέσεως, καθ' ἣν τοῖς κατοιχομένοις ἐπετέλουν τὰ νομιζόμενα. Νεμέσια οὖν ἡ ἐπὶ τοῖς νεκροῖς γινομένη πανήγυρις, ἐπεὶ ἡ νέμεσις ἐπὶ τῶν νεκρῶν τέτακται.
The first paragraph here follows Harpokration s.v. (via Photius nu108 Theodoridis); the second Photius nu107 Theodoridis.
[1] Demosthenes 41.11.
OCD4 Nemesis
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 December 2000@09:55:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation, set status) on 10 December 2003@18:17:02.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 11 December 2003@03:01:53.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 July 2011@09:10:21.
David Whitehead on 5 June 2013@08:52:24.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2014@04:17:59.


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