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Headword: *(arpokra=s
Adler number: alpha,4010
Translated headword: Harpokras, Harpocras
Vetting Status: high
This man was a close acquaintance of Ammonius. He was an Egyptian, a grammarian, in the time of the emperor Zeno. Nicomedes heard that he knew all about Ammonius, and was eager to apprehend him; but he inferred what was to come from what had gone before, or was informed in advance, and he immediately went into hiding.
Greek Original:
*(arpokra=s: ou(=tos sunh/qhs h)=n *)ammwni/w|, a)nh\r *ai)gu/ptios, grammatiko\s, e)pi\ *zh/nwnos tou= basile/ws: o(\n a)kou/sas o( *nikomh/dhs ta\ a)mfi\ to\n *)ammw/nion e)pi/stasqai sullabei=n h)pei/geto. o( de\ ta\ me/llonta a)p' a)rxh=s ei)ka/sas h)\ kai\ propuqo/menos eu)qu\s a)fanh\s e)gego/nei.
Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 313 Zintzen; PLRE II Harpocras (3).
cf. omega 159 (Horapollo).
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 30 October 2000@11:30:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 25 August 2002@01:59:50.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 25 August 2002@07:28:40.
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