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Headword: Μονιτάριοι
Adler number: mu,1223
Translated headword: monetarii
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the craftsmen [sc. in Rome] concerned with currency; [the ones] who, during the reign of Aurelian, corrupted the currency, did away with their own official Felicissimus, and stirred up a civil war. Aurelian had some difficulty in handling them but managed it by excessively cruel punishments.
Greek Original:
Μονιτάριοι: οἱ περὶ τὸ νόμισμα τεχνῖται: οἳ ἐπὶ Αὐρηλιανοῦ διέφθειραν τὸ νόμισμα καὶ τὸν ἴδιον ἄρχοντα Φηλικήσιμον ἀνελόντες ἐμφύλιον ἐγείρουσι πόλεμον: οὓς μόλις Αὐρηλιανὸς χειρωσάμενος ὑπερβαλλούσῃ κολάσεων ὠμότητι κατειργάσατο.
cf. Eutropius, Breviarium 9.14; and see under phi 340.
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 July 2009@05:03:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 14 July 2009@17:23:52.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 17 July 2009@03:08:06.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2013@08:57:04.
David Whitehead on 18 May 2016@09:46:14.


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