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Headword: Χρυσομαλλώ
Adler number: chi,577
Translated headword: Chrysomallo
Vetting Status: high
Name of a dancing-girl, subsequently a courtesan. She flourished in the time of Justinian and Theodora.
Greek Original:
Χρυσομαλλώ: ὄνομα ὀρχηστρίδος, εἶτα ἑταίρας. ἤκμαζεν ἐπὶ Ἰουστινιανοῦ καὶ Θεοδώρας.
Literally Golden-Fleece (cf. delta 250, mu 878), or Goldilocks. Mentioned in Procopius, Secret History 17.33-34.
Keywords: biography; chronology; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 November 2001@04:59:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 6 September 2002@04:23:21.
William Hutton (set status) on 14 July 2003@04:19:51.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 14 July 2003@05:30:41.
David Whitehead on 25 July 2011@07:04:07.
David Whitehead on 2 February 2016@04:00:00.


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