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Headword: Χαλκιδῖτις
Adler number: chi,44
Translated headword: copper-girl, penny-prostitute
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a whore in Josephus.[1] [So called] from the cheapness of the coin given.[2]
Greek Original:
Χαλκιδῖτις: παρὰ Ἰωσήπῳ ἡ πόρνη. ἀπὸ τῆς εὐτελείας τοῦ διδομένου νομίσματος.
Notes:
[1] Nowhere extant in Josephus, but rather in an Athenian comic fragment (Comica adespota fr. 1381 Kock, now 199 K.-A.); so as Bernhardy suspected, the name here must be corrupt. (His suggestion was Hegesippus, for whom see under eta 57.) For the chalkous see chi 55.
[2] Same explanation in Eustathius and elsewhere.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 April 2003@07:39:35.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Raised status) on 27 August 2003@13:55:19.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 28 August 2003@02:55:41.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 5 August 2011@08:58:07.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2013@06:33:59.
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