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Headword: *zhno/bios
Adler number: zeta,73
Translated headword: Zenobius, Zenobios
Vetting Status: high
Sophist. He taught in Rome under the Caesar Hadrian.[1] He wrote an Epitome of the proverbs of Didymus and the Tarrhaean[2] in 3 books; a Greek translation of the Histories of Sallust, the Roman historian, and of those of his [works] known as Bel[l]a;[3] a Birthday-present to Caesar Hadrian; etc.
Greek Original:
*zhno/bios, sofisth/s, paideu/sas e)n *(rw/mh| e)pi\ *)adrianou= *kai/saros. e)/grayen *)epitomh\n tw=n paroimiw=n *didu/mou kai\ *tarrai/ou e)n bibli/ois trisi/, *meta/frasin *(ellhnikw=s tw=n *(istoriw=n *salousti/ou tou= *(rwmai+kou= i(storikou= kai\ tw=n kaloume/nwn au)tou= *belw=n, *geneqliako\n ei)s *)adriano\n *kai/sara: kai\ a)/lla.
C2 AD. See generally RE Zenobios(2), and OCD(4) s.v. paroemiographers.
Zenobius is an important source for the many proverbs in the Suda.
[1] alpha 527.
[2] The 'Tarrhaean' is Lucillus of Tarrha (Crete).
[3] *belw=n = Latin 'wars': i.e. the Jugurthine War and the Catilinarian War.
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; military affairs; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 10 February 2001@09:06:36.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Raised status) on 15 February 2001@10:19:53.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 16 August 2001@10:58:33.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; another keyword) on 23 July 2012@06:05:42.
David Whitehead on 23 July 2012@06:06:36.
David Whitehead (another keyword; raised status) on 29 November 2012@06:56:04.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 5 August 2014@05:45:38.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetic) on 25 March 2016@04:35:14.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 31 May 2018@01:45:53.


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