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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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The Shoemaker (ΣΚΥΤΕΥΣ‎)

The Shoemaker (ΣΚΥΤΕΥΣ‎)

(p.188) 7. The Shoemaker (ΣΚΥΤΕΥΣ‎)
Herodas: Mimiambs
Graham Zanker
Liverpool University Press

This chapter talks about Mêtrô in Herodas' Mimiamb 7, who made clear contact with Kerdôn and is on equal intimate footing with him. It analyses the line on Kerdôn selling shoes to Mêtrô's companions, which hints at his more intimate products for Mêtrô's benefit. It also elaborates the moments when dildoes appear to be alluded to in the practice of using them orally, which on the surface level references to nothing but shoes. The chapter discusses how Mêtrô is so concerned about having her cover blown by Kerdôn that she ostentatiously tries to preserve outward respectability in front of her friends. It examines how Mêtrô adopts a guise of imperiousness, which at times turns into irony and sarcasm.

Keywords:   Mimiambs, Herodas, Kerdôn, shoes, Mêtrô, dildoes, imperiousness, sarcasm

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