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Headword: Kathosiôsis
Adler number: kappa,122
Translated headword: treason; holiness
Vetting Status: high
[A term deriving] from being against the holy, that is [against] the emperor.[1]
"In the time when Theodosius was emperor of the Romans, Symmachus, of consular rank, issued a speech for the imperial despot Maximus and, fearing the charge of treason he fled to the precincts of the churches; Theodosius deemed him worthy of total clemency."[2]
And elsewhere about Christ: "for we gave him over to the laws, and we did not sin against holiness."[3]
Greek Original:
Kathosiôsis: para to kata tou hosiou ginesthai, êtoi tou basileôs. hoti epi Theodosiou tou basileôs Rhômaiôn Summachos apo hupatôn eis ton turannon Maximon basilikon logon diexêlthe kai dediôs to tês kathosiôseôs enklêma tois tôn ekklêsiôn sêkois proskatapheugei: hon ho Theodosios pasês philanthrôpias êxiôse. kai authis peri tou Christou: tois gar nomois auton paredôkamen, kai eis kathosiôsin ouch hêmartomen.
[1] For this sense of the headword see LSJ s.v., II (crimen laesae majestatis); kappa 121 has a quite different one, and see again below.
[2] cf. Socrates, Historia Ecclesiastica 5.14. "Maximus" here is Magnus Maximus or Maximianus, who usurped control over the Western Roman Empire and on whom Quintus Aurelius Symmachus delivered a panegyric.
[3] John of Antioch fr.90 FHG (4.574), now 172 Roberto; see also nu 254.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; law; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 March 2008@18:12:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and tr; augmented notes; more keywords) on 7 March 2008@04:27:35.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 22 January 2013@07:40:33.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 January 2015@10:20:53.


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