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Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 543-549
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1. Aristophanes, Acharnians, 205-368, 370-386, 391, 393-489, 496-556, 560-562, 564, 566-574, 582, 593-625, 204 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

204. τῇδε πᾶς ἕπου δίωκε καὶ τὸν ἄνδρα πυνθάνου
2. Aristophanes, Women of The Assembly, 154-159, 202, 303-308, 310, 153 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

153. νῦν δ' οὐκ ἐάσω κατά γε τὴν ἐμὴν μίαν
3. Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 1001-1230, 177-266, 275, 279-542, 544-579, 58, 580-589, 59, 590-599, 60, 600-609, 61, 610-619, 62, 620-629, 63, 630-687, 689-761, 764, 769-778, 804, 808-809, 869-870, 930-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1000. εὐπέταλος ἕλικι θάλλει.
4. Euripides, Andromache, 222 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

222. ὦ φίλταθ' ̔́Εκτορ, ἀλλ' ἐγὼ τὴν σὴν χάριν
5. Xenophon, Memoirs, 2.7.4 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2.7.4. And which do you think are the better, his slaves or your gentlefolk? My gentlefolk, I think. Then is it not disgraceful that you with your gentlefolk should be in distress, while he is kept in affluence by his meaner household? of course his dependants are artisans, while mine have had a liberal education.
6. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 55.5 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

7. Demosthenes, Orations, 24.151 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

8. Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 5.32.7 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5.32.7.  Although their wives are comely, they have very little to do with them, but rage with lust, in outlandish fashion, for the embraces of males. It is their practice to sleep upon the ground on the skins of wild beasts and to tumble with a catamite on each side. And the most astonishing thing of all is that they feel no concern for their proper dignity, but prostitute to others without a qualm the flower of their bodies; nor do they consider this a disgraceful thing to do, but rather when anyone of them is thus approached and refuses the favour offered him, this they consider an act of dishonour.
9. Julius Caesar, De Bello Gallico, 6.21 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

10. Strabo, Geography, 15.1.59-15.1.60 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

15.1.59. Megasthenes divides the philosophers again into two kinds, the Brachmanes and the Garmanes. The Brachmanes are held in greater repute, for they agree more exactly in their opinions. Even from the time of their conception in the womb they are under the care and guardianship of learned men, who go to the mother, and seem to perform some incantation for the happiness and welfare of the mother and the unborn child, but in reality they suggest prudent advice, and the mothers who listen to them most willingly are thought to be the most fortunate in their offspring. After the birth of the children, there is a succession of persons who have the care of them, and as they advance in years, masters more able and accomplished succeed.The philosophers live in a grove in front of the city within a moderate-sized enclosure. Their diet is frugal, and they lie upon straw pallets and on skins. They abstain from animal food, and from sexual intercourse with women; their time is occupied in grave discourse, and they communicate with those who are inclined to listen to them; but the hearer is not permitted to speak or cough, or even to spit on the ground; otherwise, he is expelled that very day from their society, on the ground of having no control over himself. After living thirty-seven years in this manner, each individual retires to his own possessions, and lives with less restraint, wearing robes of fine linen, and rings of gold, but without profuseness, upon the hands and in the ears. They eat the flesh of animals, of those particularly which do not assist man in his labour, and abstain from hot and seasoned food. They have as many wives as they please with a view to numerous offspring, for from many wives greater advantages are derived.As they have no slaves, they require more the services, which are at hand, of their children.The Brachmanes do not communicate their philosophy to their wives, for fear they should divulge to the profane, if they became depraved, anything which ought to be concealed or lest they should abandon their husbands in case they became good (philosophers) themselves. For no one who despises alike pleasure and pain, life and death, is willing to be subject to the authority of another; and such is the character of a virtuous man and a virtuous woman.They discourse much on death, for it is their opinion that the present life is the state of one conceived in the womb, and that death to philosophers is birth to a real and a happy life. They therefore discipline themselves much to prepare for death, and maintain that nothing which happens to man is bad or good, for otherwise the same things would not be the occasion of sorrow to some and of joy to others, opinions being merely dreams, nor that the same persons could be affected with sorrow and joy by the same things, on different occasions.With regard to opinions on physical phenomena, they display, says Megasthenes, great simplicity, their actions being better than their reasoning, for their belief is chiefly founded on fables. On many subjects their sentiments are the same as those of the Greeks. According to the Brachmanes, the world was created, and is liable to corruption; it is of a spheroidal figure; the god who made and governs it pervades the whole of it; the principles of all things are different, but the principle of the world's formation was water; in addition to the four elements there is a fifth nature, of which the heavens and the stars are composed; the earth is situated in the centre of the universe. Many other peculiar things they say of the principle of generation and of the soul. They invent fables also, after the manner of Plato, on the immortality of the soul, and on the punishments in Hades, and other things of this kind. This is the account which Megasthenes gives of the Brachmanes. 15.1.60. of the Garmanes, the most honourable, he says, are the Hylobii, who live in the forests, and subsist on leaves and wild fruits: they are clothed with garments made of the bark of trees, and abstain from commerce with women and from wine. The kings hold communication with them by messengers, concerning the causes of things, and through them worship and supplicate the Divinity.Second in honour to the Hylobii, are the physicians, for they apply philosophy to the study of the nature of man. They are of frugal habits, but do not live in the fields, and subsist upon rice and meal, which every one gives when asked, and receive them hospitably. They are able to cause persons to have a numerous offspring, and to have either male or female children, by means of charms. They cure diseases by diet, rather than by medicinal remedies. Among the latter, the most in repute are unguents and cataplasms. All others they suppose partake greatly of a noxious nature.Both this and the other class of persons practise fortitude, as well in supporting active toil as in enduring suffering, so that they will continue a whole day in the same posture, without motion.There are enchanters and diviners, versed in the rites and customs relative to the dead, who go about villages and towns begging. There are others who are more civilized and better informed than these, who inculcate the vulgar opinions concerning Hades, which, according to their ideas, tend to piety and sanctity. Women study philosophy with some of them, but abstain from sexual intercourse.
11. Lucian, Dialogues of The Courtesans, 4.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

12. Gregory of Nazianzus, Orations, 1 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acharnians, women at the thesmophoria MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
acharnians MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
achilles MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
acropolis, as ritual location for oaths Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322
agora MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
allusion MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
apollo, oaths invoking Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322
apologia MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
aristophanes MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
athena, oaths invoking Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322
athens, oaths Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322
audience, gregorys MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
basil of caesarea MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
callicles (character in platos gorgias) MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
castor and pollux (twin gods), oaths, invoking Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322
chaerephon (character in platos gorgias) MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
christian, leadership MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
cross-dressing Gazzarri and Weiner, Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome (2023) 43
decree-proposer Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 528
demades Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 528
demeter, informal oaths invoking Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322, 323
demeter Gazzarri and Weiner, Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome (2023) 43
dialogue MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
earth (gaia/ge), oaths invoking Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322
effeminacy Gazzarri and Weiner, Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome (2023) 43
elm, susanna MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
eros (sexual desire), of barbarians Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 404
euripides, telephus MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
euripides MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
gregory of nazianus, audience MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
gregory of nazianus, or. '2 apologetikos" MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
heckling Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 528
informal oaths, zeus invoked Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322
insult / mockery / ridicule Gazzarri and Weiner, Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome (2023) 43
kleon and descendants Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 528
kore (persephone) as oath witness Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322, 323
language of oaths, and gender Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 323
laughter Gazzarri and Weiner, Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome (2023) 43
lykourgos, policies Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 528
myth MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
official oaths, on acropolis Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322
oracle MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
parody MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
penis / phallus / more colorful synonyms Gazzarri and Weiner, Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome (2023) 43
perikles, kin Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 528
persephone (kore) as oath witness Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322, 323
plato, dialogues MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
plato, gorgias MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
praxagora (ecclesiazusae) Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 323
priapus / carmnia priapea Gazzarri and Weiner, Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome (2023) 43
promiscuity, of barbarians Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 404
prostitution, athenian' Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 191
rape Gazzarri and Weiner, Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome (2023) 43
rome Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 528
sexual intercourse / sexual penetration, general Gazzarri and Weiner, Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome (2023) 43
sidestepped, twin gods (castor and pollux) Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322
socrates MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
softness Gazzarri and Weiner, Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome (2023) 43
telephus MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
telephus (euripides) MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
theoria MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
thesmophoria MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
thoukydides son of melesias Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 528
vita activa MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
vita contemplativa MacDougall, Philosophy at the Festival: The Festal Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus and the Classical Tradition (2022) 72
voice / mannerisms of speech Gazzarri and Weiner, Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome (2023) 43
zeus, oaths invoking, gender and Sommerstein and Torrance, Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (2014) 322, 323