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Headword: *medio/lanon
Adler number: mu,405
Translated headword: Mediolanon, Mediolanum, Milan
Vetting Status: high
A very populous city, which Attila captured and enslaved.[1] When he saw in a picture the Roman emperors seated on golden thrones, with the dead Skythians lying before their feet, he sought out an artist and ordered him to to depict [him, Attila] on a chair, with the Roman emperors carrying sacks on their shoulders and pouring out gold before his feet.
Greek Original:
*medio/lanon: polua/nqrwpos po/lis, h(\n katalabw\n *)atth/las h)ndrapodi/sato. w(s de\ ei)=den e)n grafh=| tou\s me\n *(rwmai/wn basilei=s e)pi\ xrusw=n qro/nwn kaqhme/nous, *sku/qas de\ a)nh|rhme/nous kai\ pro\ tw=n sfw=n podw=n keime/nous, zhth/sas zwgra/fon e)ke/leusen au(to\n me\n gra/fein e)pi\ qa/kou, tou\s de\ *(rwmai/wn basilei=s kwru/kous fe/rein e)pi\ tw=n w)/mwn kai\ xruso\n pro\ tw=n au(tou= xe/ein podw=n.
On Mediolanum/Milan see Strabo 5.1.6 (4.2.1 refers to a different Mediolanum, in Aquitaine; cf. Stephanus of Byzantium s.v.), and generally OCD(4) p.923. The entry from the Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites may be reached via web address 1.
The material of the present entry is copied from here to kappa 2123 (q.v.).
[1] In 452 CE. For Attila cf. alpha 4351, zeta 29.
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 September 2001@01:55:33.
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Catharine Roth (added link) on 5 September 2001@22:05:18.
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