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Headword: Andrarion
Adler number: alpha,2158
Translated headword: manikin
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] man in the diminutive.[1]
"[They professed] to marvel at the Goths, if they shudder at some manikin eunuch, reared indoors and living softly, and far from manly in his behavior".[2]
Greek Original:
Andrarion: hupokoristikôs andra. thaumazein de tous Gotthous, ei pephrikasin andrarion ti thalamêpolon, skiatraphes te kai habrodiaiton, kai porrô tou arrenôpou tetagmenon.
[1] The (neuter) headword, as this glossing shows, is the accusative case; it is perhaps, though not demonstrably, extracted from the quotation given. For the plural see under pi 358.
[2] Agathias, Histories 1.7 (p.30 Niebuhr). During the Gothic War (535-554 CE), Leutharis and Butilinus, two brothers about to lead an army of Franks and Alamanni against the Romans in 553 CE, are unable to reconcile the reputation of the Byzantine general Narses (cf. nu 42) with the Goths' evident fear of his military capabilities; cf. Frendo (16). On Butilinus, see PLRE IIIa s.v. Butilinus(1). On Leutharis, see PLRE IIIb s.v. Leutharis(1).
J.D. Frendo, trans., Agathias: The Histories, (Berlin 1975)
J.R. Martindale, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. IIIa, (Cambridge, 1992)
J.R. Martindale, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. IIIb, (Cambridge, 1992)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 26 October 2000@17:42:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 27 October 2000@03:53:24.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; restorative and other cosmetics) on 2 August 2002@06:48:41.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 1 March 2012@03:11:14.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 July 2015@23:06:23.
David Whitehead on 11 July 2015@03:33:36.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-reference, added keyword) on 22 September 2023@23:30:56.
Ronald Allen (tweaked translation after discussion with Managing Editor Catharine Roth) on 23 September 2023@00:11:42.
Ronald Allen (added to bibliography n.2, added keyword) on 17 October 2023@11:30:29.
Ronald Allen (my coding errors) on 19 October 2023@12:16:39.


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