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Headword: Aligernês
Adler number: alpha,1215
Translated headword: Aligernes, Aligernos, Aligernus, Aligern
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proper name.[1]
"Missiles sent from this Goth were carried with much whirring and an immeasurable swiftness. Just as if they were striking some stone or else something hard and unyielding, they shattered everything with the force of the impact. So seeing some Roman armed with a breastplate, he sent a missile at him from mid-air and pierced the man through his breastplate and shield. Thus he surpassed many in might and his strong hands drew the bow." Agathias says [this].[2]
Greek Original:
Aligernês: onoma kurion. toutou tou Gotthou belê aphiemena rhoizôi te pollôi kai tachutêti ou stathmêtêi ephereto. hôs eiper es lithon tina empesoien ê heteron ti sklêron kai ateramnon diarrêgnusthai hapan têi biai tês rhumês. Rhômaion oun tina idôn tethôrakismenon aphiêsi belos autôi ek tou meteôrou kai autika dieperonêse ton andra autôi thôraki kai aspidi. houtô dê ti dunamei te tôn pollôn periên kai karterai autôi erusai toxon hai cheires. Agathias phêsin.
Notes:
[1] Aligernos in Agathias (see next note); Aligernes here and in ps-Zonaras only.
[2] Agathias, Histories 1.9; repeated in part at omicron 966.
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 23 May 2000@02:20:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 10 May 2002@05:55:48.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference and keyword) on 31 May 2010@01:12:45.
David Whitehead (another headword, another note) on 31 May 2010@03:15:03.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 6 February 2012@06:07:00.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 6 April 2012@23:48:19.

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