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Headword: *tima/sios
Adler number: tau,597
Translated headword: Timasios, Timasius
Vetting Status: high
This man was [sc. alive] in the time of the Emperor Theodosius;[1] wanting to assign him to [sc. imperial] duties, Eutropius[2] summoned him away out of Asia to the imperial court.[3] Being a haughty man and arrogant and habituated to military campaigns and regarding the principal good in human affairs [to be] honor and fame and overflowing wealth, and to possess for himself with impunity anything he might wish to appropriate, and through strong drink not to know [sc. the difference between] night and day, nor to observe the rising and setting sun -- having reckoned the summons of heaven to be the same [sc. in both cases]; having torn himself away from his ineffectual [activities] frittered away in negligence and having strained his spirit for love of fame, he struck out resolutely from Pamphylia[4] and was turning back towards Lydia,[5] indeed as if [sc. he were] someone ruling absolutely or someone who was going to regard the emperor and the eunuch[6] as incidental child's play, if he wished.[7]
Greek Original:
*tima/sios: ou(=tos e)pi\ *qeodosi/ou tou= basile/ws h)=n: o(\n o( *eu)tro/pios e)pisth=sai toi=s pra/gmasi boulo/menos e)k th=s *)asi/as metakalei= pro\s ta\ basi/leia: o( de\ gau=ro/s te a)nh\r w)\n kai\ a)ge/rwxos kai\ stratei/ais w(milhkw\s kai\ tou=to prw=ton a)gaqo\n h(gou/menos tw=n e)n a)nqrw/pois, timh\n kai\ do/can kai\ plou=ton e)piklu/zonta kai\ to\ e)/xein e(autw=| o(/ ti bou/loito kexrh=sqai kai\ a)dew=s, dia/ te me/qhn nu/kta kai\ h(me/ran ou)k ei)de/nai ou)/te a)nate/llonta kai\ duo/menon kaqora=n h(/lion, i)/sa kai\ ou)ranou= ei)=nai nomi/sas th\n meta/klhsin, e)k tw=n a)lu/pwn kai\ diakexume/nwn pro\s o)ligwri/an diatribw=n a)porrh/cas e(auto\n kai\ katatei/nas th\n yuxh\n ei)s filodoci/an, baru\s a)nasta\s e)k *pamfuli/as e)pi\ *ludi/an a)ne/strefen, w(s a)\n dh/ tis basileu/wn, h)\ to/n ge basile/a kai\ to\n eu)nou=xon kata\ pa/rergo/n ti paidia\n qhso/menos, ei) bou/loito.
Under the Emperor Theodosius [n. below1], Timasius was a general and then consul beginning in 389 CE (Smith, p. 1136; PLRE, p. 914; gamma 78; and pi 855).
[1] Theodosius I (The Great) (346-395) (OCD(4) s.v. Theodosius(2) and theta 144).
[2] Eutropius (epsilon 3776, epsilon 3777, and OCD(4) s.v. Eutropius(2)) was minister (395-399) under Arcadius [n. 3 below] and in 396 summoned Timasius to Constantinople (cf. gamma 78) from Pamphylia [n. 4 below].
[3] The court is that of Emperor Arcadius, who succeeeded Theodosius and ruled in the east 383-408; OCD(4) s.v. Arcadius(2).
[4] Pamphylia (OCD(4) s.v.) is a territory in southern Asia Minor (present-day Turkey).
[5] Lydia (OCD(4) s.v.) is a region in western Asia Minor (present-day Turkey); cf. lambda 783.
[6] Arcadius and Eutropius, respectively [nn. 2-3 above].
[7] Eunapius fr.70 FHG (4.44-5); Blockley, pp. 96-7. Adler reports that this passage follows ms A, whereas pi 855 renders it paidia/n tina qhso/menos (assuming some kind of child's play).
W. Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. III, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1867
A.H.M. Jones, J.R. Martindale, and J. Morris, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. I, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992
R.C. Blockley, The Fragmentary Classicising Historians of the Later Roman Empire: Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus and Malchus, vol. II, Liverpool: Francis Cairns, 1983
Keywords: biography; children; chronology; economics; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; politics; religion
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 10 June 2008@00:53:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 June 2008@02:49:53.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 13 July 2008@22:36:49.
David Whitehead (more such tweaking) on 16 June 2011@07:00:38.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 13 January 2014@06:34:13.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@08:02:04.


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