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Headword: *la/stauros
Adler number: lambda,141
Translated headword: effeminate, nancy-boy
Vetting Status: high
[A term for] a male whore, hairy in the rump, someone being shaggy-arsed; he who is hairy in the arse.[1]
"If any amongst the Greeks or the non-Greeks [was] an effeminate in his ways, these were all companions of the king".[2]
Greek Original:
*la/stauros: po/rnos, dasu\s to\n o)/rron, lasio/tauro/s tis w)/n: o( dasu\s to\n tau=ron. ei)/ tis e)n toi=s *(/ellhsin h)\ toi=s barba/rois la/stauros to\n tro/pon, ou(=toi pa/ntes e(tai=roi tou= basile/ws h)=san.
[1] cf. lambda 140; and for shagginess lambda 134, lambda 135, lambda 136, lambda 137.
[2] An approximation of Polybius 8.9.6, itself preserving Theopompus FGrH 115 F224 on the hetairoi of Philip II of Macedon (phi 354); cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 4.167B [4.62 Kaibel].
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 July 2006@08:00:51.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 July 2006@11:14:58.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 20 July 2006@03:26:29.
David Whitehead on 3 April 2013@07:00:07.
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