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Headword: Ἱλάριος
Adler number: iota,292
Translated headword: Hilarios, Hilarius
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The one from Phrygia,[1] in the reign of Jovian the emperor of the Romans.[2] In education he was not a notable man, but a god saw fit to share with him the [knowledge][3] of the future, so that he was an excellent prophet.
Greek Original:
Ἱλάριος, ὁ ἐκ Φρυγίας, ἐπὶ Ἰοβιανοῦ βασιλέως Ῥωμαίων. κατὰ παιδείαν μὲν ἦν ἀνὴρ οὐ γνώριμος, κοινωνεῖν δὲ αὐτῷ θεὸς ἐδόκει τῆς κοινωνίας τοῦ μέλλοντος, ὥστε ἦν μάντις ἄριστος.
Notes:
Eunapius fr. 40 FGH (4.30b); Blockley, Eunapius fr. 39.[4].
[1] This distinguishes him from iota 291.
[2] On the emperor Jovian, see iota 401.
[3] Adler follows the first edition of the Suda in suggesting that κοινωνίας should be replaced by a noun meaning "knowledge" or "foresight".
Reference:
Blockley, R.C. The Fragmentary Classicising Historians of the Later Roman Empire: Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus and Malchus. Vol. II. Liverpool: Francis Cairns, 1983.
Keywords: biography; chronology; ethics; geography; historiography; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 April 2006@17:55:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 10 April 2006@03:41:29.
David Whitehead on 10 January 2013@09:23:50.
Aaron Baker (Added Blockley cite.) on 29 March 2015@10:40:39.

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