This is one cause of frigidity; another is the
use of strange words; as Lycophron calls Xerxes “a monster of a
man,” Sciron “a human scourge1”; and Alcidamas says
“plaything in poetry,” “the audaciousness of
nature,” “whetted with unmitigated wrath of
1 Sciron and Sinnis were both robbers slain by Theseus, by
Lycophron turns Sinnis into a γλῶττα, using
it adjectivally = “destructive”; cf. σῖνος, “harm”; σίντης = σίννις.
Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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