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Headword: *pri/skos
Adler number: pi,2301
Translated headword: Priscus, Priskos
Vetting Status: high
of Panium.[1] Sophist. He lived in the time of the younger Theodosius.[2] He wrote a history of Byzantium, and the events concerning Attila[3] (5 books); rhetorical declamations; and letters.
Greek Original:
*pri/skos, *pani/ths, sofisth/s, gegonw\s e)pi\ tw=n xro/nwn *qeodosi/ou tou= mikrou=. e)/grayen i(stori/an *buzantiakh/n, kai\ ta\ kata\ *)/attalon e)n bibli/ois h#: mele/tas te r(htorika/s, kai\ e)pistola/s.
C5 AD. RE Priscus(35); PLRE II Priscus(1); OCD4 Priscus.
[1] In Thrace.
[2] Theodosius II: theta 145. For Priscus ('Procopius': Suda) on Theodosius see epsilon 2409.
[3] Valesius (Henri de Valois 1603-1676) suggested that the spelling of the name should be corrected to *)atth/lan; Bentley thought so too.
R.C. Blockley The Fragmentary Classicising Historians of the Later Roman Empire (Liverpool 1981-3) 1.48-70, 2.222-400
Pia Carolla (ed.), Priscus Panita: excerpta et fragmenta (Teubner edition, 2008); reviewed BMCR 2010 02.20
John Given, The Fragmentary History of Priscus: Attila, the Huns and the Roman Empire, AD 430-476 (Merchantville NJ, 2014); reviewed BMCR 2015.06.15
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 8 September 2003@14:45:56.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (added keywords, cosmetics, set status) on 8 September 2003@16:55:19.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 9 September 2003@03:02:56.
David Whitehead (another note) on 6 November 2007@06:32:45.
Catharine Roth (added note) on 14 May 2008@15:15:38.
David Whitehead on 14 October 2013@06:02:46.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@11:41:22.
David Whitehead (expanded bibliography) on 17 June 2015@03:21:51.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note) on 1 November 2021@00:36:01.


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