Giving The Finger in Ancient Greek


Since we have a short time left to salute a certain someone… In Aristophanes’ Peace a rude hand gesture is mentioned (549): Καὶ τὸν δορυξὸν οἷον ἐσκιμάλισεν. Perseus’ translation (“this sickle-maker is thumbing his nose at the spear-maker?” ) may not do justice to the gesture or its meaning. Ancient commentary glosses this in a […]

Giving The Finger in Ancient Greek

Published by Vincent S Artale Jr

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