- Solstice season, time to toast human fellowship
- In the pre-classical Greek world, the winter solstice was celebrated for centuries as the Lenaia, with animal and human sacrifices. A bull or a man representing the god Dionysus would be torn to pieces and eaten by maenads (wild women).
- The Controversial Plays of Aristophanes: How the Ancient Greek Father of
- For example, The Knights , which won first place at the Lenaia festival in 424 BC, is a caricature of Cleon, a prominent Athenian statesman and general during the Peloponnesian War.
- The Meaning Behind the Mask: Social Activism Through Theater
- In 425 BC, not long after the start of the Peloponnesian War, Aristophanes's “Acharnians” premiered at the Athenian Lenaia, a January festival whose highlight was a competition among playwrights.
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- Old Greek Plays Record Halcyon Days
- Christina Chronopoulou of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a colleague from Panteion University in the same city, decided to comb 43 surviving works performed during the Lenaia celebrations in mid-winter. They found seven clear ...
Lenaia is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Lenaia books and related discussion.