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Headword: Θεωρίαι
Adler number: theta,217
Translated headword: spectacles
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
All festivals are called this. Also [sc. attested is] Theoria, a name of a whore.
Greek Original:
Θεωρίαι: οὕτω καλοῦνται πᾶσαι αἱ πανηγύρεις. καὶ Θεωρία, ὄνομα πόρνης.
Note:
Theoria is personified, as a non-speaking character, in Aristophanes' Peace: see web address 1. This fact in itself would not argue for a connection between the two parts of the present entry, especially since, in the second half, 'Theoria' is perhaps an error for Theoris, the courtesan loved by Sophocles (Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 13.591F-592B and 598C-D = 13.61 and 71 Kaibel); note, nevertheless, the assertion of a scholiast to line 706 of Peace that the parts of both Theoria and her companion Opora were taken by hetairai.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; gender and sexuality; religion; stagecraft; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 January 2004@13:01:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 January 2004@05:54:59.
David Whitehead (modified and augmented notes, after discussion with CR) on 12 January 2004@03:53:44.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 22 March 2011@08:46:49.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2013@07:09:04.
Catharine Roth (coding, upgraded link) on 23 January 2013@01:08:13.
David Whitehead (expanded some refs) on 15 January 2015@07:48:24.

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