Frankish ἁρμοσταί in Lucca? Reading Agathias Hist. 1.18.5

Marco Cristini

Abstract


Agathias’ mention of Φράγγων ἁρμοσταί in Lucca in 553 is unlikely for both historical and philological reasons: the emendation Γότθων seems advisable, especially in light of the archaizing term ἁρμοσταί.

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