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Headword: Παιτῖτα
Adler number: pi,898
Translated headword: entreaties
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The term [is] Latin.[1] It signifies a bill of demand amongst Romans.[2]
"Chrysaphius the praepositus ["prefect"] used to seek petita [from] Theodosius the emperor.[3]
Greek Original:
Παιτῖτα: Ῥωμαϊστὶ ἡ λέξις. σημαίνει δὲ γνώρισμα αἰτήσεως παρὰ Ῥωμαίοις. Χρυσάφιος δὲ ὁ πραιπόσιτος παιτῖτα ἐπεζήτει Θεοδόσιον τὸν βασιλέα.
Notes:
[1] cf. pi 1396.
[2] Same entry, according to Adler, in the unpublished Lexicon Romanum codicis Barocciani 50.
[3] John Malalas p.363 Dindorf (cf. Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti de virtutibus et vitiis 1.162.25-163.1). On Chrysaphius see also theta 145 (with the note there) and pi 2441.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; law; politics
Translated by: David Porter on 21 November 2011@07:03:35.
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Catharine Roth (tweak, cross-reference) on 21 November 2011@13:04:41.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 November 2011@04:21:13.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 22 November 2011@07:46:39.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 22 November 2011@14:11:34.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; raised status) on 18 September 2013@09:54:42.
Catharine Roth (added a note and a keyword) on 13 June 2014@02:08:34.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 December 2014@10:49:00.
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