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Headword: Prôktotêrein
Adler number: pi,2952
Translated headword: to arse-inspect, to ass-inspect
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to inspect the arses of those engaged in debauchery. It was forbidden for such people[1] to address the populace.
Greek Original:
Prôktotêrein: tous prôktous tôn porneuontôn têrein. apeirêto de tois toioutois dêmêgorein.
Derived from commentary to Aristophanes, Knights 878 (and 880), where the headword (present active infinitive of a hypothetical prwktothre/w) occurs; cf. the scholia there.
[1] That is, those found to have been engaged in anal intercourse.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; law; poetry; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 7 October 2013@11:22:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 October 2013@19:12:32.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 8 October 2013@03:11:35.
David Whitehead on 22 October 2013@05:11:50.


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