Osten Sacken, 1875 Florida Record: Bargren 1961
Eupolis atque Cratinus Aristophanesque poetae atque alii quorum comoedia prisca virorum est, si quis erat dignus describi quod malus ac fur, quod moechus
foret aut sicarius aut alioqui famosus, multa cum libertate notabant, hinc omnis pendet Lucilius.
The term moechus
, meaning "fornicator, adulterer" alludes to the story of Pasiphae, the wife of King Minos of Crete.
Diverse as they may be, moechus
and cinaedus are assumed and put on as masks by Marathus--let alone by Caesar, Antony, and Augustus, all of whom lose some of their realness once they enter a narrative and become vehicles for the propagandization of a certain socio-moral ideology.