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Headword: *polu/ainos
Adler number: pi,1955
Translated headword: Polyainos, Polyaenus
Vetting Status: high
of Sardis. Sophist. He lived under the first Caesar Gaius.[1] [He wrote] Judicial speeches and outlines of cases (i.e. of advocates' speeches); Parthian Triumph (3 books); etc.
Greek Original:
*polu/ainos, *sardiano/s, sofisth/s, gegonw\s e)pi\ tou= prw/tou *kai/saros *gai/+ou. lo/gous dikanikou\s kai\ dikw=n h)/toi sunhgoriw=n u(potupw/seis: *qria/mbou *parqhtikou= bibli/a g#: kai\ a)/lla.
C1 BC. RE Polyainos(7); FGrH 196.
[1] i.e. C. Iulius Caesar (d. 44 BC), not the emperor Caligula (kappa 216). Any ambiguity in the phrase is eliminated by the fact that the 'Parthian Triumph' in question must be the much-celebrated one of P. Ventidius in 38 BC. See in brief on this R. Syme, The Roman Revolution (1939 and reprints) 223-4.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; historiography; law; military affairs; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 5 September 2003@15:48:42.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added keywords, set status) on 5 September 2003@15:53:10.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 6 September 2003@07:07:57.
David Whitehead (another note) on 5 August 2011@04:27:33.
David Whitehead (expandced n.1; another keyword) on 26 October 2011@05:27:32.


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