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Headword: *pe/tros
Adler number: pi,1406
Translated headword: Peter, Petros
Vetting Status: high
the rhetor; also magister and historian. Sent as an ambassador to Chosroes, his rhetoric was cogent and irrefutable, because of his ability to appease the inflexible and grandiose attitudes of the barbarians.[1] He wrote a history, and On Political Constitution.
Greek Original:
*pe/tros, o( r(h/twr, o( kai\ ma/gistros kai\ i(storiko/s, presbeuth\s w(s *xosro/hn stalei\s ma/la e)mbriqh/s te h)=n kai\ a)na/lwtos e)n tw=| r(htoreu/ein, tw=| katamala/cai fronh/mata barbarika\ sklhra/ te kai\ o)gkw/dh. e)/grayen i(stori/an kai\ peri\ politikh=s katasta/sews.
RE Petros(6); PLRE Petrus(6).
[1] Source: Menander Protector fr.6.2 Blockley; cf. epsilon 958. See the account of this embassy in Blockley (1985) 55-91.
R. Blockley, The History of Menander the Guardsman (Liverpool 1985).
Keywords: biography; constitution; ethics; geography; historiography; history; philosophy; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 5 September 2003@14:56:57.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added keywords, set status) on 5 September 2003@15:34:35.
David Whitehead (rearranged notes) on 6 September 2003@04:33:48.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 November 2005@09:57:10.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-reference) on 21 February 2007@00:19:52.
David Whitehead (more keywords; raised status) on 1 October 2013@05:40:25.


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