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Headword: *sw/patros
Adler number: sigma,845
Translated headword: Sopater, Sopatros
Vetting Status: high
Apamean,[1] sophist and philosopher, pupil of Iamblichus.[2] The Caesar Constantine killed him as a pledge that he had given up the Greek religion, which had previously been his usage.[3] He wrote On providence and those who have undeserved good or bad fortune.
'Constantine killed Sopater, but was wrong to do so: a Christian [sc. is so] out of love, not coercion.'[4]
Greek Original:
*sw/patros, *)apameu/s, sofisth\s kai\ filo/sofos, maqhth\s *)iambli/xou: o(\n o( *kai=sar *kwnstanti=nos a)nei=len ei)s pi/stin tou= mh\ e(llhni/zein e)/ti ta\ kata\ qrhskei/an: h)=n ga\r au)tw=| sunh/qhs pro/teron. e)/graye *peri\ pronoi/as kai\ tw=n para\ th\n a)ci/an eu)pragou/ntwn h)\ duspragou/ntwn. o(/ti to\n *sw/patron *kwnstanti=nos a)nei=len, ou) kalw=s poiw=n: o( ga\r *xristiano\s e)c a)ga/phs, ou)k e)k a)na/gkhs.
RE Sopatros (11); PLRE I Sopater (1); Eunapius Lives of the Sophists 462-3. See also under sigma 848.
[1] i.e. from one of the several cities in Asia Minor called Apamea (the best-known of them in Syria: see under alpha 4107 and pi 2107).
[2] [iota 27] Iamblichus.
[3] (For Constantine see generally kappa 2284, kappa 2285.) Other reasons are given elsewhere, notably (in Eunapius) accusations that by magic arts Sopater had raised winds that prevented the grain-ships from reaching Constantinople.
[4] This comment on Constantine's action seems to be presented as a quotation (though the introductory o(/ti is lacking in ms G, Adler reports); if so it is unidentifiable. Alternatively it is simply the response of the lexicographer himself. Either way, ou) kalw=s poiw=n echoes (whether consciously or not) a phrase from Plato, Theaetetus 166C (cf. under upsilon 77); and the substantive sentiment itself can be traced back to Philippians 1.15-16.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; ethics; food; geography; philosophy; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 26 March 1999@14:57:16.
Vetted by:
Joseph L. Rife (cosmetics, added keywords) on 10 September 2001@14:13:07.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 September 2001@04:03:13.
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David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 17 January 2011@09:57:49.
David Whitehead (another note) on 31 December 2013@04:21:26.
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David Whitehead (more coding) on 26 May 2016@06:00:40.
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