Don't cross Constantine the Rhodian!

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Don't cross Constantine the Rhodian!

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Leon Choirosphaktes did and found himself called an ὀλεθροβιβλοφαλσογραμματοφθόρος and a ψευδομυθοσθροπλασματοπλόκος and an Ἑλληνοθρησκοχριστοβλασφημοτρόπος. Silly contemporary academics think this was just political.
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pster wrote: Fri Dec 09, 2022 3:06 pm ψεθδομθοσθροπλασματοπλόκος
ψευδομυθο[???]πλασματοπλόκος

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I claim σολοικοϐαττοϐαρϐαροσκυτογράφε for myself, though maybe just aspirationally.

The κυτο- puzzles me though. You can draw on a pot, I guess. Or σκῦτος meaning that he uses crappy parchment. Or χυτο-, meaning (at a real stretch) ink-blotting while writing with a quill pen. (Second guess seems best, of these.)

These are remarkably fun to say.
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phalakros wrote: Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:59 pm
pster wrote: Fri Dec 09, 2022 3:06 pm ψεθδομθοσθροπλασματοπλόκος
ψευδομυθο[???]πλασματοπλόκος
Yes. Thanks! I edited the post. I got the computer back from the shop and my u key was sticking.

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pster wrote: Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:52 pm
Yes. Thanks! I edited the post. I got the computer back from the shop and my u key was sticking.
Sorry, my post was cryptic. By the question marks I was trying to ask what comes after μυθο-, since I couldn’t see what -σθρ- should be. In any case, these are fantastic examples of Byzantine ὀνοματοποιία. I trust you see that they are in iambic trimeter. Thanks for posting them.

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