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Prodromos, Aristophanes and a lustful woman
Prodromos, Aristophanes and a lustful woman

A Byzantine satire by Theodore Prodromos

Author(s): Przemysław Marciniak
Subject(s): Other Language Literature
Published by: Slovanský ústav Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i. and Euroslavica
Keywords: poems;Byzantine society;Theodore Prodromos;literacy;

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses one of the satires penned by Theodore Prodromos Against a lustful old woman. The text of the poem preserved in fi fteen manuscripts consists of 102 verses and tells a very simple story – the narrator furiously attacks an older woman, who despite her age and the social expectations, attempts to have an erotic life. Although Prodromos uses in his works imagery borrowed from both Aristophanes and Lucian he expresses views of the Byzantine society concerning ‘the crone in heat again’.

  • Issue Year: LXXIII/2015
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 23-34
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English