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Headword: Θέωρος
Adler number: theta,224
Translated headword: Theoros, Theorus
Vetting Status: high
A proper name. He was a perjurer and a flatterer. Theoros was satirized in comedy as, also, a seducer and a fish-eater and a villain. So he lived in Corinth, because of the whores there.
Greek Original:
Θέωρος: ὄνομα κύριον. ἦν δὲ ἐπίορκος καὶ κόλαξ. ἐκωμῳδεῖτο δὲ ὁ Θέωρος καὶ ὡς μοιχὸς καὶ ἰχθυοφάγος καὶ πονηρός. περὶ Κόρινθον οὖν διέτριβε διὰ τὰς ἐκεῖ πόρνας.
Mentioned in several plays of Aristophanes (Acharnians, Knights, Clouds, Wasps) from the 420s BCE. The present material derives from the scholia to Knights 608.
Aristophanes, Wasps, edited with introduction and commentary by Douglas M. MacDowell (Oxford 1971) 133
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; geography; law; religion; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 November 2000@05:46:29.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 12 August 2003@01:48:26.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 August 2003@03:51:47.
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