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Headword: *pra/sion xrw=ma
Adler number: pi,2227
Translated headword: Green color
Vetting Status: high
"Laying a charge against others of [sc. provoking] sedition or a liking for the Green faction, [...] Justinian destroyed [them]."[2]
Greek Original:
*pra/sion xrw=ma. a)/llois sta/sews a)formh\n h)\ me/rous *prasi/ou storgh\n *)ioustiniano\s e)penegkw\n a)nh/|rei.
If the unglossed headword phrase is a two-word quotation -- rather than 'green' glossed as '(a) color' -- it occurs twice in this precise form in a work closely contemporary with the Suda, the C10 Chronographia of Theophanes Continuatus, and it refers there to the Green (literally Leek-Green: cf. pi 2216) faction in C6 Byzantium. (Both Justinian and his wife Theodora supported their opponents, the Blues.) However, note also e.g. Plato, Timaeus 68C (later quoted by Stobaeus), where prasion features in a long discussion of colors.
[2] An approximation of Procopius, Secret History 19.11; read e.g. *prasi/nou for the Suda's *prasi/ou.
Keywords: athletics; biography; ethics; historiography; history; philosophy; politics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 November 2010@01:30:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 21 November 2010@04:18:31.
David Whitehead (addition to note) on 16 May 2011@07:53:37.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; another keyword) on 27 October 2011@09:15:36.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 26 October 2021@16:49:33.


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