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Headword: Τομίας
Adler number: tau,753
Translated headword: castrated
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] eunuch.[1]
"Narses, the general of the Romans, was castrated, and he was not particularly well-spoken or cultured, and he had been brought up very luxuriously in the imperial court. He was short in stature and unusually thin."[2] He was a contemporary of Justinian.
Greek Original:
Τομίας: εὐνοῦχος. ὁ δὲ Ναρσῆς, ὁ στρατηγὸς τῶν Ῥωμαίων, τομίας ἦν, καὶ τῆς εὐγλωττίας αὐτῷ οὔτι μάλα μετῆν οὐδὲ παιδείας, καὶ ἐν τοῖς βασιλείοις τρυφερώτατα ἀνατεθραμμένος. ἦν δὲ ἄρα καὶ τὸ σῶμα βραχὺς καὶ ἐν ἰσχνότητι ἐκδεδιῃτημένος. ἦν δ' ἐπὶ Ἰουστινιανοῦ.
Notes:
[1] Same glossing in other lexica
[2] Abridged and approximated from Agathias, Histories 1.16; see more fully under the Narses entry (nu 42).
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; medicine; politics
Translated by: John Mulhall on 9 November 2011@17:29:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added cross-reference) on 10 November 2011@00:37:42.
David Whitehead (supplemented tr; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 10 November 2011@03:48:07.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2014@06:20:28.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@23:43:18.

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