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Headword: Ὀρτιάγων
Adler number: omicron,639
Translated headword: Ortiagon
Vetting Status: high
A Galatian; [the man] who, as one of the kings[1] in Asia, attempted to bring the entire Galatian power-structure under his control. And he possessed many assets, both natural and acquired, for this task: he was generous and warlike and powerful in military matters.
Greek Original:
Ὀρτιάγων, Γαλάτης: ὃς ἐπεβάλετο τῶν ἐν τῇ Ἀσίᾳ βασιλεύων τὴν ἁπάντων τῶν Γαλατῶν δυναστείαν εἰς αὑτὸν μεταστῆσαι καὶ πολλὰ πρὸς τοῦτο τὸ μέρος ἐφόδια προεβάλλετο καὶ φύσει καὶ τριβῇ. καὶ γὰρ εὐεργετικὸς ἦν καὶ πολεμικὸς καὶ δυναμικὸς πρὸς πολεμικὰς χρείας.
A version of Polybius 22.21, on an individual mentioned already in 21.38.1. Ortiagon was leader of the Tolistobogii in the early C2 BCE. For his son see omicron 640 = pi 866.
[1] Reading βασιλέων for the Suda's βασιλεύων .
Keywords: biography; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 September 2002@11:37:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 29 September 2002@23:43:17.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 12 June 2005@08:32:07.
David Whitehead on 19 July 2013@03:57:44.


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