Eutropius appears to have been a native of Armenia or
Assyria. His three services, which Claudian more
particularly describes, were these:-
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- He spent many years
as the catamite of Ptolemy, a groom or soldier of the
- Ptolemy gave him to the old general
Arintheus, for whom he very skilfully exercised the
profession of a pimp.
- He was given, on her marriage, to
the daughter of Arintheus; and the future consul was
employed to comb her hair, to present the silver ewer, to
wash and to fan his mistress in hot weather. See l. i.