Life Imitating History Imitating Life

Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 13, 37, 577a [=BNJ 178 F1]

“Eumakhos the Neopolitan in the second book of his Histories Concerning Hannibal, records that Hieronymos, the tyrant of Syracuse, made one of the prostitutes from a brothel by the name of Peitho his wife and received her as queen.”

Εὐμαχος δὲ ὁ Νεαπολίτης ἐν τῆι δευτέραι τῶν Περὶ ᾽Αννίβαν ῾Ιστοριῶν ῾Ιερώνυμόν φησι τὸν τυραννήσαντα Συρακοσίων ἀγαγέσθαι γυναῖκα τῶν ἐπ᾽ οἰκήματος προεστηκυιῶν Πειθὼ ὄνομα καὶ ἀποδεῖξαι βασιλίδα.

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