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Headword: Aristodêmos
Adler number: alpha,3914
Translated headword: Aristodemos, Aristodemus
Vetting Status: high
Son of Aristokrates; tyrant of Italian Cumae; a man who because of his birth was not just an ordinary man; he was called 'Softy'[1] by the citizens -- and in time the nickname was more familiar than his [real] name -- either because he was an effeminate boy and let himself be treated like a girl, or because he was by nature mild and slow to anger.
Greek Original:
Aristodêmos, Aristokratous, Kumês tês Italiôtidos turannos, anêr ou tôn epituchontôn heneka genous: hos ekaleito malakos hupo tôn astôn kai sun chronôi gnôrimôteran tou onomatos esche tên klêsin, eith' hoti thêludrias egeneto pais ôn kai ta gunaixin harmottonta epaschen, eith' hoti praos ên phusei kai malakos es orgên.
From Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 7.2.4. On Aristodemos, who ruled 504-c.490, see generally OCD(4) p.156, under 'Aristodemus(2) Malacus'.
[1] Malakos, literally soft or gentle, but also with connotations of being effete, or weak, physically and morally.
Keywords: biography; constitution; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; medicine; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 July 2001@16:42:45.
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