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Ancient Greek Insults – a primer

Greek was the language of phylosophy (and of commerce) to the ancient Romans, and therefore it was sort of a lingua franca in the Mediterranean.
As I have often explained, it is likely that Aculeo and Amunet speak in Greek to each other – and indeed Amunet tends to use Greek swearwords wjhen she goes over the top, reserving Latin profanities only to those she is sure can understand them.

dirtywords-300x217So, after yesterday’s roundup of Latin dirty words, here’s a quick list of Ancient Greek terms that are absolutely not safe for works, especially if you are a citizen of the Empire…

amathés . fool aischrourgòs . pervert androkàpraina . whore aphòdeuma . shit bdelyròs . bastard, villain ghastròdes . big-bellied, fatso ghàuros . full of air, braggart glàmon . dirty, lecher gràson . one that stinks like a goat embròntetos . out of mind exòloio . drop dead! etairatròphos . pimp euryproktos . broken in the ass katàratos . cursed kèpfos . stupid keràstes . cuckold koprìas . dirty buffoon es kòrakas . f#ck off kochòne . fat assed woman kriòmyxos . stupid like a ram laikàs . slut mastropòs . pimp moikalìs . two-timing woman myrton . debauched oinopìpes . drunkard pankataratos . thrice cursed panoùgros . ruffian pòrne . whore pornìdion . slut prokyon . ass-kisser skèrbolos . cheeky sorèlle . old mummy phlyaros . knave chalkòs . cheeky, impudent

And this is it. Now you’re all set.

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