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Headword: *zwroa/strhs
Adler number: zeta,160
Translated headword: Zoroaster, Zarathustra
Vetting Status: high
Astronomer, in the time of Ninus, king of Assyria;[1] [the man] who prayed to be killed by a celestial fire, instructing the Assyrians to preserve his ashes -- for in this way [he said] their kingdom would continue for all time; and to this day his command has been observed by them.
Greek Original:
*zwroa/strhs, a)strono/mos, e)pi\ *ni/nou basile/ws *)assuri/wn, o(/stis hu)/cato u(po\ puro\s ou)rani/ou teleuth=sai paregguh/sas toi=s *)assuri/ois th\n te/fran au)tou= fula/ttein: ou(/tw ga\r au)toi=s h( basilei/a ou)k e)klei/yei diapanto/s: o(/per me/xri nu=n pefu/laktai par' au)toi=s.
From late historiography; cf. John of Antioch fr.3 FHG (4.541), now 5 Roberto; Gelzer, Julius Africanus 1.79.
For Z. see also alpha 2723 and alpha 4257; zeta 159 and zeta 161; and mu 28.
[1] See under nu 417.
J. Bidez and F. Cumont, Les mages hellénisés. Zoroastre, Ostanès et Hystaspe d’après la tradition grecque, 2 vols. (Paris, 1938), vol. 2, p. 61
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; religion
Translated by: Phiroze Vasunia on 16 October 2002@18:44:29.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 16 October 2002@20:55:53.
Catharine Roth on 16 October 2002@21:40:43.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 7 June 2004@06:21:34.
Catharine Roth (added alternative headword translation) on 13 September 2004@00:46:12.
Catharine Roth (augmented notes) on 13 September 2004@22:01:00.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 2 December 2012@04:50:02.
David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded primary note) on 30 January 2015@05:35:00.


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