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Headword: *zh/nwn
Adler number: zeta,78
Translated headword: Zeno, Zenon
Vetting Status: high
Son of Mousaios; from Sidon;[1] a Stoic philosopher, student of Diodoros who was called Kronos.[2] He was himself a teacher of Zeno from Kition.[3] He wrote a Defence-speech for Socrates[4] and Sidonian Matters.
Greek Original:
*zh/nwn, *mousai/ou, *sidw/nios, filo/sofos *stwi+ko/s, maqhth\s *diodw/rou tou= klhqe/ntos *kro/nou, dida/skalos de\ kai\ au)to\s *zh/nwnos tou= *kitie/ws. e)/grayen *)apologi/an u(pe\r *swkra/tous kai\ *sidwniaka/.
[1] In Phoenicia (present-day Lebanon). For this Zeno see OCD(4) p.1588, under Zeno(5).
[2] No Suda entry, but see OCD(4) p.455, under Diodorus(2) Cronus of Iasos.
[3] zeta 79. The claim is chronologically impossible, prima facie, as Zeno of Sidon (Epicurean, not Stoic) lived c.150-70 BCE; see web address 1. The solution has been to distinguish between two men of this name, an earlier Stoic and a later Epicurean: see OCD(4) p.1588, under Zeno(5) and Zeno(6).
[4] sigma 829.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; historiography; philosophy
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 26 November 2002@18:55:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 27 November 2002@03:18:18.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 30 November 2012@03:33:51.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@05:48:17.
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes) on 17 May 2015@04:26:41.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; x-ref) on 25 March 2016@04:52:43.


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