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Headword: Ὀδόμαντες
Adler number: omicron,44
Translated headword: Odomantes, Odomanti, Odomantians
Vetting Status: high
A Thracian people. Aristophanes [writes]: "which of the Odomanti has unpetalled his prick?"[1] Meaning depilated [it].
Greek Original:
Ὀδόμαντες: ἔθνος Θρᾳκικόν. Ἀριστοφάνης: τίς τῶν Ὀδομάντων τὸ πέος ἀποτεθρίακεν; ἀντὶ τοῦ ἔτιλεν.
[1] Aristophanes, Acharnians 158; again at alpha 3586 and pi 987. On the verb here, ἀποθριάζειν , implying a Priapic erection of a circumcized penis, see J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 118; the scholiast here misunderstands it.
Keywords: comedy; definition; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 31 October 2002@10:48:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 31 October 2002@11:16:16.
David Whitehead on 31 October 2002@11:17:40.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 21 June 2013@05:38:05.


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