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Headword: Πολύευκτος
Adler number: pi,1959
Translated headword: Polyeuktos
Vetting Status: high
Comic poet. His plays are [sic] Charioteer, as Athenaeus says in the Deipnosophists.[1]
Concerning Polyeuktos the patriarch: there appeared also a Polyeuktos in our time, unmentionable, half-woman, hateful to God, full of anger, terrible offspring of Cocytus and Styx, destructive to life.[2]
Greek Original:
Πολύευκτος, κωμικός. τούτου δράματα ἐστιν Ἡνίοχος, ὡς Ἀθήναιός φησιν ἐν Δειπνοσοφισταῖς. κατὰ Πολυεύκτου πατριάρχου: ἐγένετο καὶ καθ' ἡμᾶς Πολύευκτος, ἀποφράς, ἡμιγύναιος, θεοστυγής, βαρυόργητος, Κωκυτοῦ καὶ Στυγὸς δεινὸν καὶ ὀλέθριον τῷ βίῳ ἐκλόχευμα.
[1] Deipnosophists 9.396D (9.54 Kaibel), which actually (and correctly) says the reverse: 'Charioteer' (a.k.a. Heniochos) is the poet, Polyeuktos the play; see under eta 392.
[2] This material, Adler reports, is a marginal addition in ms A, and cf. already eta 392, where it is a marginal addition in ms V. Polyeuktos was Patriarch of Constantinople 956-970; he baptized the Russian princess Olga (see Wikipedia entry at web address 1). The remarks seem to have been added by a critic of this patriarch during his lifetime, which implies that the Suda itself was compiled a little earlier than that (Wilson [below] 145).
N.G. Wilson, Scholars of Byzantium (Baltimore 1983)
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; Christianity; chronology; comedy; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; mythology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 February 2005@22:14:41.
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David Whitehead (modified note 1) on 21 February 2005@03:15:50.
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Catharine Roth (augmented note, added bibliography) on 21 February 2005@11:31:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 12 April 2010@09:05:18.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.2) on 16 May 2011@05:37:29.
David Whitehead on 8 October 2013@10:04:12.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 1 September 2018@01:38:11.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 3 September 2018@23:05:52.


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