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Headword: *pe/tros
Adler number: pi,1408
Translated headword: Peter, Petros
Vetting Status: high
This man lived under Justinian, "and he succeeded in becoming magister [officiorum]: [it was he] who always and daily wore down the emperors with unspeakable thefts. For although he was gentle, and utterly unfamiliar with arrogance, [he was] the most liable of all men to steal, and positively full of the stench of shame."
Greek Original:
*pe/tros: ou(=tos h)=n e)pi\ *)ioustinianou=, e)/fqase de\ kai\ me/xri magi/strou gene/sqai: o(\s a)ei\ kai\ kaqhme/ran tou\s basilei=s klopai=s a)muqh/tois a)pe/knaie. pra=os me\n ga\r h)=n, kai\ w(s h(/kista u(bri/zein ei)dw/s, klepti/statos de\ a(pa/ntwn a)nqrw/pwn kai\ r(u/pou ai)sxrou= a)texnw=s e)/mplews.
After the introductory clause, this entry draws on Procopius, Secret History 24.22-23. (Its opening is misremembered from Proc.'s to\n a(/panta xro/non h(ni/ka th\n tou= magi/strou kaloume/nou ei)=xen a)rxh/n ... It improves greatly in accuracy thereafter, though 'the emperors' is a gloss on Proc.'s 'them'.)
Keywords: biography; chronology; constitution; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; politics
Translated by: John Mulhall on 9 November 2011@18:49:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified tr and notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 November 2011@04:29:17.
David Whitehead on 1 October 2013@05:42:13.
David Whitehead (coding) on 23 May 2016@04:33:51.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 30 August 2021@22:45:46.


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