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Herodas: Mimiambs$
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Graham Zanker

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780856688836

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9780856688836.001.0001

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Women Visiting or Women Having a Private Chat (ΦΙΛΙΑΖΟΥΣΑΙ‎ Η‎ ΙΔΙΑΖΟΥΣΑΙ‎)

Women Visiting or Women Having a Private Chat (ΦΙΛΙΑΖΟΥΣΑΙ‎ Η‎ ΙΔΙΑΖΟΥΣΑΙ‎)

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(p.158) 6. Women Visiting or Women Having a Private Chat (ΦΙΛΙΑΖΟΥΣΑΙ‎ Η‎ ΙΔΙΑΖΟΥΣΑΙ‎)
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Herodas: Mimiambs
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Graham Zanker
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856688836.003.0007

This chapter examines Herodas' technique of creating an interplay between Korittô and Mêtrô in the sixth Mimiamb, which is almost as important as his characterization of the two women. It cites Korittô, who is characterized as obsessed with sexual gratification. It also points out Korittô's lines that were mostly devoted to her narrative of her admiration for the dildo, which she dwells on in loving detail. The chapter discusses Korittô's outrageous comparison of Kerdôn's workmanship with that of Athene as the crowning hyperbole in her enthusiasm for the dildo. It describes how Korittô is being presented as almost paranoid in her concern with what people think of her alongside her obsession with sex.

Keywords:   Mimiambs, Herodas, interplay, Korittô, Mêtrô, sexual gratification, dildo, Kerdôn

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