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3. An Athenian, whose foppery and effeminate profligacy brought him more than once under the lash of Aristophanes. Thus the Clouds are said to take the form of women when they see him (Nub. 354); and in the Thesmophoriazusae (574, &c.) he brings information to the women, as being a particular friend of theirs, that Euripides has smuggled in Mnesilochus among them as a spy. In spite of his character he appears to have been appointed on one occasion to the sacred office of Δεωρός. (Vesp. 1187.) The Scholiast on Ach. 118 and Eq. 1371 says, that, in order to preserve the appearance of youth, he wore no beard, removing the hair by an application of pitch. (Comp. Elmsl. ad Ach. 118.)


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