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Headword: Τολμητίας
Adler number: tau,745
Translated headword: bold, venturesome
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] daring.[1]
Agathias [writes]: "for he was especially venturesome and troublesome and beyond necessity possessed of the love of danger." He says this about Theudibert, the son of Theodoric.[2]
Greek Original:
Τολμητίας: τολμηρός. Ἀγαθίας: τολμητίας γὰρ ἦν ἐς τὰ μάλιστα καὶ ταραχώδης καὶ πέρα τοῦ ἀναγκαίου τὸ φιλοκίνδυνον κεκτημένος. περὶ Θευδιβέρτου λέγων, υἱοῦ Θευδερίχου.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius tau364 Theodoridis. Originating, it seems, in Attic comedy: see Comica adespota fr. 1166 Kock, now 430 K.-A.
[2] Agathias, Histories 1.4 (about Theodoric the Merovingian king of Metz etc., who reigned 511-534, and Theudebert his son, who reigned 534-548). See also theta 299.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 January 2014@19:40:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetics) on 19 January 2014@04:07:26.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 28 December 2014@07:17:43.
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