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Headword: Γαλακτίων
Adler number: gamma,16
Translated headword: Galaktion, Galaction
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Proper name.
Greek Original:
Γαλακτίων: ὄνομα κύριον.
Note:
The earliest surviving attestations of this name post-date the Suda: they occur in the Syngraphicae Historiae of the 13th-century historian Georgius Pachymeres, where he mentions a monk called Galaktion who was blinded under Michael VIII Palaiologos but rehabilitated, as a martyr, under his son and successor Andronikos II Palaiologos. The Suda's Galaktion, therefore, must be someone else -- perhaps the saint of that name (Galaktion or Galation) allegedly martyred, along with his wife Episteme, under Decius in 251.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; historiography; history; religion
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 18 October 2001@20:56:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 20 October 2001@07:02:07.
William Hutton (augmented note, set status) on 28 March 2008@10:03:54.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 15 June 2011@03:56:45.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 26 September 2015@07:58:28.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 9 March 2016@01:20:59.

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