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Headword: Ἰαννουάριος
Adler number: iota,39
Translated headword: Ianouarios, January
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A fourfold statue because of the 4 seasons. Some form it having a key in the right hand, as a beginning of time and an opening of the year and [its] door. Others [form it] holding in the right hand 300, and in the left 65, just like the year. From this Longinus insists on interpreting him as Aionoarios, as if "father of the eon."[1]
Greek Original:
Ἰαννουάριος: ἄγαλμα τετράμορφον διὰ τὰς δ# τροπάς. οἱ δὲ πλάττουσιν αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ δεξιᾷ χειρὶ κλεῖδα κατέχοντα, ὡς ἀρχὴν τοῦ χρόνου καὶ ἄνοιξιν τοῦ ἐνιαυτοῦ καὶ θυρεόν. ἕτεροι δὲ τῇ δεξιᾷ τ#, τῇ δὲ ἀριστερᾷ ξε# κατέχοντα, ὥσπερ τὸν ἐνιαυτόν. ὅθεν καὶ ὁ Λογγῖνος Αἰωνοάριον αὐτὸν ἑρμηνεῦσαι βιάζεται, ὡσανεὶ αἰῶνος πατέρα.
Notes:
Johannes Lydus De mensibus 4.1.16-22 (with the spelling Αἰωνάριος ); ps.-Codinus, Patria Constantinopoleos 2.2 (Preger, Scriptores originum Constantinopolitanarum 152.7-14).
[1] cf. alphaiota 259.
Keywords: art history; biography; chronology; historiography; imagery; mathematics; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 March 2006@22:47:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 26 March 2006@04:39:36.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 8 January 2013@05:35:03.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 9 August 2013@00:39:48.
Catharine Roth (expanded note with source-identification) on 21 March 2015@14:56:38.
Catharine Roth (betacode tweak) on 21 March 2015@20:19:03.

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