Moechus

Moechus

personification of adultery. [Br. Lit.: The Purple Island, Brewer Handbook, 715]
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Parecia que solo podia pensar con las manos, cosa que entonces me parecia mas propia de un mecanico (pues me habia ensenado que el mecanico es moechus, y comete adulterio en detrimento de la vida intelectual con la que debiera estar unido en castisimas nupcias.
Tales situaciones se presentan en los poemas XI, 17 y XXXVII, 16, en los que se utilizan distintas acepciones del termino moechus, para referirse a los varones a los que se acusa de ser amantes de Lesbia.
In Symphosius's Riddle 32 (taurus), the description of the bull offers an introductory line that is worth analyzing: "Moechus eram regis, sed lignea membra sequebar" [An adulterer of royalty was I, but wooden members I pursued] (1).
Marathus's representation as a moechocinaedus* 2--a man, that is, who pursues married women (moechus) but is himself effeminate and seeks to play the passive role in sexual intercourse with men (cinaedus)--acts as a cynical reminder that, although Augustus sought to be identified as a crusader against immorality, he too constituted a frequent target for accusations of womanizing and self-prostitution.