- a festival in ancient Athens in honor of Dionysus, celebrated at the beginning of February and comprising a public banquet followed by the performance of comedies.
Also Le·nai·a [luh-nahy-uh] /ləˈnaɪ ə/.
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But as we have seen, Hesychius (v. ) declares that the Lenaea were held .
He goes on to state that the month is so called from the Lenaea, or from the Ambrosia.
He adds that this month was the Attic Gamelio in which the Lenaea were held.
Later the time of the Lenaea in the month Gamelio is represented.
Here are three different contests in three different places; and the Anthesteria and Lenaea are included under .