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Headword: Λορδουμένη
Adler number: lambda,680
Translated headword: arching backwards
Vetting Status: high
Procopius says [this] about Theodora the wife of Justinian: "she [often] undressed and stood among the mimes, both arching backwards and thrusting out her hindquarters".[1] Like κεκαμμένη ["bent"].[2]
Greek Original:
Λορδουμένη: φησὶ Προκόπιος περὶ Θεοδώρας τῆς Ἰουστινιανοῦ γαμετῆς: ἀποδυσαμένη ξὺν τοῖς μίμοις ἐν μέσῳ εἱστήκει, λορδουμένη τε καὶ τὰ ὀπίσω ἀποκοντῶσα. οἷον κεκαμμένη.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is present middle participle, feminine nominative singular, of the verb λορδόω , for which see also lambda 681. (cf. also lambda 678, lambda 679.) Beginning -- as attested -- in Attic Comedy, the verb "refers to a position in which the woman bends backwards and thrusts her hips forwards" (Henderson 178-181, at 178). It is the opposite of κύπτω .
[1] Procopius, Secret History 9.23 (where the present reading ἀποκοντῶσα , 'thrusting out', makes better sense than the variant ἀποκεντῶσα , 'penetrating').
[2] cf. lambda 679.
J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975)
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; stagecraft; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 October 2005@11:57:46.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added keyword, set status) on 4 October 2005@12:07:37.
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 4 October 2005@14:46:39.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; expanded notes; cosmetics) on 5 October 2005@03:29:21.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 22 April 2013@04:15:20.


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