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Headword: *)ama/sths
Adler number: alpha,1507
Translated headword: amastes
Vetting Status: high
"They persuade a man both noble and amastes to go in and strangle Com[m]odus. His name was Narcissus."
Greek Original:
*)ama/sths: pei/qousin a)/ndra gennai=o/n te kai\ a)ma/sthn ei)selqo/nta a)popni/cai to\n *ko/modon, o)/noma *na/rkisson.
Herodian 1.17.11 (via John of Antioch, Adler tentatively suggested -- but not accepted by U. Roberto as a fragment of that author).
The transmitted adjective a)ma/sths (in the accusative a)ma/sthn) is otherwise unattested, and alternatives have been proposed, e.g. a)kma/sthn (Mendelssohn) and gumna/sthn (Sylburg, comparing Dio-Xiphilinus 72.22.5).
For the emperor Commodus, see generally kappa 2007.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 April 2001@21:20:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; deleted keyword) on 25 April 2001@04:26:27.
David Whitehead (added keyword; restorative and other cosmetics) on 14 July 2002@05:05:24.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 February 2012@07:33:40.
Catharine Roth (betacode typo) on 11 March 2012@00:58:02.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 29 January 2015@03:16:16.


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