Johannes Teutonicus Zemeke

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Johannes Teutonicus Zemeke (died 1245), also Joannes Simeca Teutonicus and John Zimeke, was a Decretist glossator, best known for his glosses on Gratian's Decretum in collaboration with Bartholomew of Brescia.[1] He also is known for his theory that a woman who had sex with 23,000 men was a prostitute, whether or not she accepted money for the act.[2]


  1. ^ Boudinhon, Auguste (1919). "Glosses, Glossaries, Glossarists". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.
  2. ^ Karras, Ruth (2013). Sexuality in Medieval Europe. Routledge.