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Headword: *sxola/rioi
Adler number: sigma,1797
Translated headword: scholarii
Vetting Status: high
503 [scholarii] were assigned as a guard for the Palace, having been chosen according to merit from the Armenians, to whom the public treasury used from early on to provide higher pay than to all the others.
Greek Original:
*sxola/rioi #22gf# e)pi\ fulakh=| tou= *palati/ou h)=san tetagme/noi, a)risti/ndhn a)polexqe/ntes e)c *)armeni/wn, oi(=s sunta/ceis a)ne/kaqen plei/ous h)\ toi=s a)/llois a(/pasi to\ dhmo/sion e)xorh/gei.
Procopius, Secret History 24.15-16; cf. upsilon 230, where the correct number appears, namely 3500.
The scholarii were an imperial guard formed by Constantine I replacing the Pretorian Cohort; the name (with a Latin suffix) comes from the scholae of cadets assigned to the Palace.
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 April 2008@15:24:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 29 April 2008@07:23:41.
David Whitehead on 5 January 2014@08:38:34.


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