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Headword: Μηνᾶς
Adler number: mu,949
Translated headword: Menas
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Note] that in the church of Saint Menas[1] a great pit was found, when it was cleaned, and a quantity of bones of giant men. When the emperor Anastasius[2] saw these and was astounded, he put them in the palace as an extraordinary marvel.
Greek Original:
Μηνᾶς: ὅτι ἐν τῷ ναῷ τοῦ ἁγίου Μηνᾶ ὄρυγμα εὑρέθη μέγα, ὅτε ἐκαθαίρετο, καὶ ὀστᾶ ἀνθρώπων γιγάντων εἰς πλῆθος: ἅτινα θεασάμενος Ἀναστάσιος ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ ἐκπλαγεὶς εἰς τὸ παλάτιον κατέθετο εἰς θαῦμα ἐξαίσιον.
Notes:
ps.-Codinus, Patria Constantinopoleos 2.22 (cf. Preger, Scriptores originum Constantinopolitanarum 162.9-12); cf. omicron 709.
[1] Evidently not the most famous saint of this name (an Egyptian).
[2] Anastasius: alpha 2077.
Keywords: architecture; biography; Christianity; geography; historiography; history; medicine; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 July 2009@22:52:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 13 July 2009@03:11:29.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 21 May 2013@08:11:25.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 9 August 2013@00:59:43.

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