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Headword: Boulê
Adler number: beta,433
Translated headword: council, senate
Vetting Status: high
An order/rank among Romans.[1]
"Antonius Saturninus, infamous and despicable, was enrolled in the senate under Vespasian, Vespasian having contrived this as the best of jokes: for granting him this prize which, while profitless, was nevertheless something to be revered, he enveloped him with wicked esteem."[2]
Greek Original:
Boulê: taxis para Rhômaiois. Antônios Satorninos epirrêtos kai bdeluros para Ouespesianou es tên boulên enegraphê, Ouespesianou sophisamenou geloiotata touto: axiôsei gar auton periebale kakiai dous akerdes men, semnon de homôs tode athlon.
[1] Here as often elsewhere, the Greek noun boulh/ stands for Latin senatus.
[2] Aelian fr. 115a Domingo-Forasté (112 Hercher); cf. alpha 2762 (end) and alpha 2830. For L. Antonius Saturninus and this episode see R. Syme, "Antonius Saturninus", JRS 68 (1978) 12-21; R.J.A. Talbert, The Senate of Imperial Rome (Princeton 1984) 86 n.44.
Keywords: biography; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 June 2002@22:44:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 5 June 2002@03:41:48.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 12 June 2011@08:00:45.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 13 June 2011@01:32:17.
David Whitehead (augmented headwords) on 13 June 2011@02:59:48.
David Whitehead on 1 June 2012@07:30:06.


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