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Headword: *)agri/ous
Adler number: alpha,360
Translated headword: wild men
Vetting Status: high
Aeschines in the speech Against Timarchos calls men who are very agitated by the love of boys "wild men".[1] And Menander says a gambler is "wild" if he is too eager for gambling.[2]
The ancients used to call pederasts "wild" and kollopodioktes[3].
[Note] that the comic poets used to make fun of the Acharnians as wild and rough. See under drakharneu.[4]
Greek Original:
*)agri/ous: *ai)sxi/nhs e)n tw=| kata\ *tima/rxou tou\s sfo/dra e)ptohme/nous peri\ ta\ paidika\ ou(/tws w)no/mase. kai\ *me/nandros de\ a)/grion ei)=pe kubeuth\n to\n li/an peri\ to\ kubeu/ein e)spoudako/ta. a)gri/ous kai\ kollopodiw/ktas e)ka/loun oi( palaioi\ tou\s paiderasta/s. o(/ti e)kwmw|dou=nto oi( *)axarnei=s w(s a)/grioi kai\ sklhroi/: kai\ zh/tei e)n tw=| draxarneu=.
The first two paragraphs of this entry come from Harpokration s.v. There, as again here, the headword noun is accusative plural.
See also alpha 359.
[1] Aeschines 1.52.
[2] Menander fr. 965 Kock, 705 Koerte, now 480 Kassel-Austin.
[3] Scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 349; the meaning of the word is otherwise unknown.
[4] delta 1515.
Keywords: children; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; rhetoric
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 28 August 1998@16:43:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 September 2000@07:21:59.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; further cosmetics) on 13 February 2001@05:20:51.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 11 November 2005@06:36:51.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 July 2011@04:20:14.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 8 January 2012@22:19:36.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 December 2014@10:44:14.


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