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Headword: Ἐπιτιμῶσα
Adler number: epsilon,2703
Translated headword: raising the value
Vetting Status: high
"When she consorted with her lovers as a courtesan she used to demand fees that were hefty, raising the value of what she demanded for her companionship, because of her inability to do what she wanted openly."[1] ['Raising the value' means] increasing the price.
Greek Original:
Ἐπιτιμῶσα: τοῖς μὲν ἐρασθεῖσιν ὡς ἑταίρα συνῆν ἁδροὺς αἰτοῦσα τοὺς μισθούς, ἐπιτιμῶσα τὴν ὑπὲρ τῆς ὁμιλίας αἴτησιν, διὰ τὸ μὴ ἐξεῖναι δρᾶν ἐμφανῶς ἃ ἐθέλει. βαρύνουσα τὴν τιμήν.
The headword, a present participle in the feminine nominative singular, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable, though Adler suggested Aelian as a possible source, and Aelian is indeed fond of the (unusual) expression "hefty fee/pay" (ἁδρὸς μισθός ); so e.g. Varia Historia 12.63, on the courtesan Archedike 'in Naukratis'. The present instance, though, concerns a women who covertly behaves like a courtesan without actually being one.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; law; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 December 2007@04:34:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 December 2007@05:29:21.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 21 October 2012@08:40:51.
David Whitehead (expanded and modified n.1) on 2 February 2016@03:56:24.


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