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Headword: *simoka/tths
Adler number: sigma,435
Translated headword: Simocattes
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. Name of a] poet.[1]
Surname of Theophylactus [the] sophist.[2]
Greek Original:
*simoka/tths, poihth/s. e)pw/numon *qeofula/ktou sofistou=.
Notes:
[1] If different from the man about to be specified (in an addendum lacking, Adler reports, in mss AFV), unidentifiable.
[2] theta 201. A native of Egypt, Theophylact Simocatta (or as here Simocatta: either way 'Snubnosed Cat') flourished at Constantinople at the time of Emperor Heraclius (610-40), under whom he served as imperial secretary. He was the author of historiography, epistles and dialogues concerning physical questions (see below for the editions). Besides theta 201 itself, Simocatta is frequently quoted in the Suda: see e.g. alpha 3361, beta 372, gamma 116, delta 1236, epsilon 134, epsiloniota 267, theta 518, pi 395, pi,1234, pi 1263, upsilon 348.
References:
Boor C. de (ed.), Theophylacti Simocatae historiae, Leipzig 1887
Massa Positano L. (ed.), Teofilatto Simocata. Questioni naturali, Naples 1965
Zanetto G. (ed.), Teofilatto Simocatta. De vitae termino, Naples 1979
Zanetto G. (ed.), Theophylacti Simocatae epistulae, Leipzig 1985
Keywords: biography; historiography; history; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 12 March 2007@18:42:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 13 March 2007@04:14:49.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 1 January 2008@08:30:34.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2011@04:32:55.
David Whitehead on 24 December 2013@07:24:07.

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