Courtesan, Concubine, Whore: Apollodorus' Deliberate Use of Terms for Prostitutes

@article{Miner2003CourtesanCW,
  title={Courtesan, Concubine, Whore: Apollodorus' Deliberate Use of Terms for Prostitutes},
  author={Jess Miner},
  journal={American Journal of Philology},
  year={2003},
  volume={124},
  pages={19 - 37}
}
  • Jess Miner
  • Published 2003
  • History, Medicine
  • American Journal of Philology
This article examines Apollodorus' use of the terms hetaira, pallake, and porne in the speech Against Neaira. It argues that he employs these terms with consistency and with attention to differences among them rather than haphazardly or interchangeably as was previously believed. Apollodorus' distinctions among types of prostitutes are further clarified through comparisons with his use of the terms in other speeches. Finally, there is a reexamination of the famous statement on the existence of… Expand
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