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Headword: *zh/nwn
Adler number: zeta,81
Translated headword: Zeno, Zenon
Vetting Status: high
Of Citium. Whether he was a rhetor or a philosopher [is] unclear.[1] He wrote On Issues; On Figures; Commentary on Xenophon, on Lysias, on Demosthenes; On Epicheiremes.
Greek Original:
*zh/nwn, *kitieu/s. ei) de\ r(h/twr tis h)=n h)\ filo/sofos, a)/dhlon. e)/graye *peri\ sta/sewn, *peri\ sxhma/twn, *(upo/mnhma ei)s *cenofw=nta, ei)s *lusi/an, ei)s *dhmosqe/nhn, *peri\ e)pixeirhma/twn.
RE Zenon (9-10). He is probably the rhetor mentioned in Philostratus, Lives of the Sophists 2.24, and his On Issues the work epitomised by Sulpicius Victor (Rhetores Latini Minores 313.2-4 Halm).
[1] Confusing the rhetor with the Stoic Zeno of Citium (zeta 79; RE Zenon(2); OCD4 Zeno(2)); the rhetor's ethnic may therefore be an error.
M. Heath, 'Zeno the rhetor and the thirteen staseis', Eranos 92 (1994) 17-22
Keywords: biography; geography; historiography; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 16 February 2001@11:35:22.
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