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Headword: Πέτρος
Adler number: pi,1406
Translated headword: Peter, Petros
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
the rhetor; also magister and historian. Sent as an ambassador to Chosroes, his rhetoric was cogent and irrefutable, because of his ability to appease the inflexible and grandiose attitudes of the barbarians.[1] He wrote a history, and On Political Constitution.
Greek Original:
Πέτρος, ὁ ῥήτωρ, ὁ καὶ μάγιστρος καὶ ἱστορικός, πρεσβευτὴς ὡς Χοσρόην σταλεὶς μάλα ἐμβριθής τε ἦν καὶ ἀνάλωτος ἐν τῷ ῥητορεύειν, τῷ καταμαλάξαι φρονήματα βαρβαρικὰ σκληρά τε καὶ ὀγκώδη. ἔγραψεν ἱστορίαν καὶ περὶ πολιτικῆς καταστάσεως.
Notes:
RE Petros(6); PLRE Petrus(6).
[1] Source: Menander Protector fr.6.2 Blockley; cf. epsilon 958. See the account of this embassy in Blockley (1985) 55-91.
Reference:
R. Blockley, The History of Menander the Guardsman (Liverpool 1985).
Keywords: biography; constitution; ethics; geography; historiography; history; philosophy; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 5 September 2003@14:56:57.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added keywords, set status) on 5 September 2003@15:34:35.
David Whitehead (rearranged notes) on 6 September 2003@04:33:48.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-reference) on 21 February 2007@00:19:52.
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