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On prostitutes in Pompeii

Many of the city’s whores are known by name or, like actresses, by their noms de scène: hence Panta (Everything), Culibonia (Lovely Bum), Kallitremia (Super Crotch), Laxa (Spacious), Landicosa (Big Clit), or Extaliosa (Back Channel). Their clients are also known by name or nickname. One was Enoclione (Valorous Toper), another Skordopordonikos (Garlic Farter). 

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      Must suck to be the one called “Spacious”
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      If there’s a Pompeiian word for ‘Parmesan Breath’, that’s me.
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