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Headword: Κότυς
Adler number: kappa,2172
Translated headword: Kotys, Cotys
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Kotys] was a man noteworthy in appearance and outstanding in military matters, besides being entirely unlike a Thracian in spirit;[1] for he had turned out discreet and displayed the mildness and gravitas of a gentleman.
Greek Original:
Κότυς ἀνὴρ ἦν κατὰ τὴν ἐπιφάνειαν ἀξιόλογος καὶ πρὸς τὰς πολεμικὰς χρείας διαφέρων, ἔτι δὲ κατὰ τὴν ψυχὴν πάντα μᾶλλον ἢ Θρᾷξ: καὶ γὰρ νήπτης ὑπῆρχε καὶ πραότητα καὶ βάθος ὑπέφαινεν ἐλεύθερον.
Notes:
Polybius 27.12; cf. Diodorus Siculus 30.3, which is based on it. This Kotys is evidently a descendant (C2 BCE) of kappa 2173: see Walbank 310.
[1] 'The Thracians had a reputation among the Greeks for cruelty, treachery, brutality, and drunkenness' (Walbank 311).
Reference:
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, iii (Oxford 1979)
Keywords: biography; ethics; geography; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 September 2001@03:15:47.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; set status) on 23 October 2003@11:07:51.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 24 October 2003@06:00:56.
David Whitehead on 13 March 2013@10:16:18.

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