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Headword: Λέων
Adler number: lambda,268
Translated headword: Leon, Leo
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
This man was sent as general by Eutropius the eunuch[1] against the barbarians. He was easily-satisfied and, on account of care for strong drink, easily led astray. For his manhood compelled him to have more concubines than the soldiers [had] and to drink more than all other humans drink.
Greek Original:
Λέων: οὗτος στρατηγὸς ἐπέμφθη παρὰ Εὐτροπίου τοῦ εὐνούχου κατὰ τῶν βαρβάρων, εὔκολος ὢν καὶ διὰ μελέτην μέθης εὐπαράγωγος. ἦν γὰρ αὐτῷ τὸ ἀνδρεῖον ἐπὶ τούτῳ συνηναγκασμένον πλείους ἔχειν παλλακίδας τῶν στρατιωτῶν καὶ πλείονα πίνειν ἢ ὅσα πάντες ἄνθρωποι πίνουσι.
Notes:
Eunapius fr.76 FHG (4.48); more briefly (and with the comparative 'rather easily-satisfied') at epsilon 3636.
[1] epsilon 3776, epsilon 3777.
Keywords: biography; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; military affairs; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 September 2008@06:10:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 September 2008@12:58:27.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 18 September 2008@13:05:11.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 19 September 2008@02:54:38.
David Whitehead on 5 April 2013@03:42:42.

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