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Though not an exclusively female speech genre, aischrologia, or scurrilous joking ... -- Spoken Like a Woman: Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama

During the pompe at the Dionysia there was also an element of role-reversal - lower-class citizens could mock and jeer the upper classes, or women could insult their male relatives. This was known as aischrologia - αἰσχρολογία or tothasmos - τωθασμός, a concept also found in the Eleusinian Mysteries, on the second day of the Thesmophoria, and perhaps during the chariot procession on the first day of the Anthesteria, another festival of Dionysus.



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