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Headword: Misthôma
Adler number: mu,1123
Translated headword: fee, price, stipulated payment
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the courtesan's wage. Aelian [writes]: "but she did not accept [the gift], maintaining it to be a [sc. courtesan's] fee to betray herself to an unknown man."[1]
Greek Original:
Misthôma: ho misthos ho hetairikos. Ailianos: hê de ou proseito phaskousa einai misthôma to heautên parabalein andri agnôti.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is the nominative, vocative, and (here) accusative singular of the neuter noun mi/sqwma; see LSJ s.v.
[1] Aelian fr.12 Hercher (12b Domingo-Forasté, pp. 23-4); cf. alpha 287, pi 2648, and more fully at pi 274. The woman referred to is Monime of Miletus (Barrington Atlas map 61 grid E2); cf. mu 490 note and mu 1060.
D. Domingo-Forasté, ed., Clavdii Aeliani: Epistvlae et Fragmenta, Teubner: Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1994.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; women
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 16 September 2008@23:39:27.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 17 September 2008@01:04:15.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 17 September 2008@03:07:59.
Catharine Roth (tweaked reference) on 11 April 2011@00:26:17.
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