Porcus Does Not Just Mean Piglet Either

The TLL Pigs Up the Gauntlet in Our Pugna Porcorum

Adam Gitner
Feb 25, 2019 · 14 min read

Celebration is in order whenever Latin lexicography makes the news, so I would like to thank John Kuhner for his brilliant exposé about the word porcus, even if he is disappointed by our treatment of this word in the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. (The TLL, as John explains, aspires to be the most authoritative reference work on ancient Latin. Since 1900 more than eighteen elephant folios have been published, equivalent to around 81,300 standard-sized pages, covering 70% of the…