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Headword: Basiliskos
Adler number: beta,163
Translated headword: Basiliskos, Basiliscus
Vetting Status: high
Brother of the empress Verina.[1] During the reign of Leo he was chosen over Rusticius the praefectus castrorum, as he was successful in battle, but slow-witted and easily led astray by tricksters.
Greek Original:
Basiliskos, Bêrinês adelphos tês basilidos, epi Leontos tou basileôs anti Rhoustikiou stratopedarchou hêirethê, euepiteuktos men ôn en machais, bradunous de kai phenakizousin hupagomenos rhaidiôs.
Malchus fr.7 FHG (4.116), still 7 Cresci. See also beta 164 (and epsilon 2494).
[1] Wife of the emperor Leo I (beta 263), making this individual his brother-in-law.
Keywords: biography; chronology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; women
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 6 June 2002@10:17:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 7 June 2002@04:55:30.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another x-ref; more keywords) on 29 October 2006@04:43:20.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 23 May 2012@07:10:39.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 January 2015@08:11:32.


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