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Headword: *di/koros
Adler number: delta,1103
Translated headword: twin-pupiled, two-pupiled
Vetting Status: high
Anastasios the emperor of the Romans was called "Two-pupiled."
Greek Original:
*di/koros: o(/ti *)anasta/sios o( tw=n *(rwmai/wn basileu\s *di/koros e)le/geto.
This is Anastasios I, Byzantine emperor from 491 until his death in 518: see generally alpha 2077. Greek sources give him the epithet Dikoros (for the Suda itself cf. kappa 1648, mu 1317, tau 983) because each of his eyes was a different color: the left grayish, the right dark. For the etymology cf. kappa 2078. A TLG search for di/koros yields only Anastasios, as if the word were invented to describe him.
(Anastasius is called a)ke/falos, literally "headless," in Symeon Logothetes (118.14) and '[one] of the Akephaloi' in Joel's Chronographia compendiaria (43.13), but this is not germane to the present entry; rather the term probably refers to the heretical Monophysitism he espoused.)
Encyclopedia Britannica, 14th ed.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; historiography; history; medicine; religion
Translated by: Marta Steele on 29 March 2005@21:36:34.
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