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Headword: *)en parabu/stw|
Adler number: epsilon,1422
Translated headword: in a corner, in a closet
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] in secret.
"She lusted after him ... [made love] at first in a closet, but finally also in the presence of servants."[1]
In a closet: [meaning] in a hidden [place].[2]
Procopius [writes]: "they treated him with insolence not in silence nor in a corner, but in plain sight."[3]
Greek Original:
*)en parabu/stw|: e)n musthri/w|. h)ra/sqh au)tou= ta\ me\n prw=ta e)n parabu/stw|, teleutw=sa de\ kai\ oi)ketw=n paro/ntwn. *)en parabu/stw|, e)n a)pokru/fw|. *proko/pios: u(/brizon e)s au)to\n ou) sigh=| ou)de\ e)n parabu/stw|, a)ll' e)s o)/yin.
[1] Procopius, Secret History 1.17 (web address 1), on Antonina and Theodosius; cf. epsilon 671, alpha 3955. The passage quoted at kappa 1103 immediately follows this; cf. Kaldellis (Secret History, 6-7). On Antonina and Theodosius, see epsilon 671 note.
[2] cf. generally Harpokration s.v. (commenting on Hyperides fr. 53 Jensen), which begins a)nti\ tou= kru/fa kai\ ou) fanerw=s.
[3] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 1.18.24 (web address 2), in 531 CE his own soldiers upbraid Belisarius (cf. beta 233) after he urges them not to attack Azarethes (cf. PLRE IIIa s.v.) and the Persian army at Kallinikon (Nikephorion, Callinicum, Leontopolis; cf. nu 388); cf. Kaldellis (Wars of Justinian, 47). For further context, see alpha 287 and epsilon 2151.
A. Kaldellis, ed. and trans., Prokopios: The Secret History, (Indianapolis 2010)
J.R. Martindale, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. IIIa, (Cambridge, 1992)
A. Kaldellis, ed. and H.B. Dewing, trans., Prokopios: The Wars of Justinian, (Indianapolis 2014)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 December 2001@00:44:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (completed note; cosmetics) on 6 December 2001@01:29:38.
Catharine Roth (added a cross-reference) on 6 October 2005@01:42:43.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another keyword) on 17 January 2007@09:52:03.
David Whitehead (another note) on 7 July 2011@05:38:58.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 28 August 2012@09:32:26.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; another keyword) on 28 August 2013@07:40:14.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 5 November 2015@17:40:41.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3; added bibliography, cross-references, keyword, and link) on 30 January 2024@11:55:19.
Ronald Allen (augmented n.1, added to bibliography, added link) on 31 January 2024@10:53:31.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 31 January 2024@20:18:56.
Ronald Allen (added cross-reference n.1) on 1 February 2024@10:23:37.
Ronald Allen (added cross-references n.3) on 8 February 2024@11:19:31.


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