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Headword: Ζηνόβιος
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:
Ζηνόβιος, σοφιστής, παιδεύσας ἐν Ῥώμῃ ἐπὶ Ἀδριανοῦ Καίσαρος. ἔγραψεν Ἐπιτομὴν τῶν παροιμιῶν Διδύμου καὶ Ταρραίου ἐν βιβλίοις τρισί, Μετάφρασιν Ἑλληνικῶς τῶν Ἱστοριῶν Σαλουστίου τοῦ Ῥωμαϊκοῦ ἱστορικοῦ καὶ τῶν καλουμένων αὐτοῦ Βελῶν, Γενεθλιακὸν εἰς Ἀδριανὸν Καίσαρα: καὶ ἄλλα.
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] Βελῶν = 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.
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