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Headword: Amphitheatron
Adler number: alpha,1730
Translated headword: amphitheatre
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] place affording views from all sides.
Agathias [writes]: "[Butilinus] the leader of the Franks [took them] into a certain amphitheatre; he had built it for the men who would fight for their lives against wild beasts with the people looking on."[1]
Greek Original:
Amphitheatron: topos pantachothen periskopoumenos. Agathias: ho de tôn Phrangôn hêgemôn es amphitheatron ti, aneito de touto andrasin, hois ho bios theômenou tou dêmou pros thêria diagônizesthai.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] Agathias, Histories 1.14. Butilinus, defending the town of Parma (in northern Italy, between present-day Milan and Bologna) in 553 CE, ensconced his troops in an amphitheater, setting up an ambush (q.v. alpha 2764) against an irregular column of Heruli (cf. epsilon 901, epsilon 3058) and Roman attackers; cf. Frendo (22-23), omicron 925, and pi 2897. On Butilinus, see alpha 2158 note.
J.D. Frendo, trans., Agathias: The Histories, (Berlin 1975)
Keywords: architecture; athletics; biography; definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 August 2000@13:35:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 18 July 2002@11:49:51.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 19 February 2012@08:54:13.
David Whitehead on 23 June 2015@03:25:23.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 20 September 2023@23:13:20.
Ronald Allen (added cross-references n.1) on 24 November 2023@11:27:56.


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