Osservazioni sul concetto di "Giorno Natalizio" nel mondo greco e romano e sull'espressione di Seneca dies aeterni natalis

María Ramelli

Resumen


The article begins with an excursus on the concept of "birthday" in the graeco-roman pagan world and on the celebrations of this day. The second point is an analysis of rl?hpa yEvÉOXios- dies natalis - in early Christian literature, where it often means the day of death and presents an inversion of significance if compared with the current pagan use. Finally, the authoress deals with the Senecan expression dies aeterni natalis (Ep. CII 26), which is referred not to the birthday, but to the day of death.




 
  

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