the same as the Genesia (γενέσια
), was a
public festival celebrated at Athens on the 5th of the month of Boedromion
pp. 86, 231, and 282). As to the rites and
ceremonies observed on the occasion, nothing is known. The name Nemeseia or
Nemesia was given to the solemnity, because ἡ
Νέμεσις ἐπὶ τῶν ἀποθανόντων τέτακται.
It would seem
that the name was sometimes applied to certain funeral rites performed by
private persons in honour of a deceased member of a family. (Demosth.
p. 1031; comp. Harpocrat.
p. 206, and A. Mommsen, Heortol.