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Headword: Ζωρομάσδρης
Adler number: zeta,161
Translated headword: Zoromasdres, Zoroaster
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A Chaldaean, a wise man. He wrote works on mathematics and natural science.
Greek Original:
Ζωρομάσδρης, Χαλδαῖος, σοφός. ἔγραψε μαθηματικὰ καὶ φυσικά.
Notes:
See also alpha 2723 and alpha 4257; zeta 159 and zeta 160; and mu 28.
The form 'Zoromasdres' ('Zorobasdres' in ms V) is attested only here and in ps.-Zonaras.
Reference:
J. Bidez and F. Cumont, Les mages hellénisés. Zoroastre, Ostanès et Hystaspe d’après la tradition grecque, 2 vols. (Paris, 1938), vol. 2, pp. 18, 140
Keywords: biography; geography; mathematics; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Phiroze Vasunia on 16 October 2002@18:41:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 16 October 2002@20:57:50.
David Whitehead (added note) on 16 July 2003@08:49:51.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 29 September 2005@02:30:05.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 2 December 2012@04:52:20.

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