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ZENOBIUS

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 972 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ZENOBIUS, a Greek sophist, who taught rhetoric at Rome during the reign of Hadrian (A.D. 117—138). He was the author of a collection of proverbs in three books, still extant in an abridged form, compiled, according to Sufdas, from Didymus of Alexandria and " The Tarrhaean " (Lucillus of Tarrha in Crete). Zenobius is also said to have been the author of a Greek translation of Sallust and of a birthday poem (yeveOAtaKOv) on Hadrian. Editions by T. Gaisford (1836) and E. L. Leutsch-F. W. Schneidewin (1839), and in B. E. Miller, Melanges de litterature grecque (1868); see also W. Christ, Griechische Litteraturgeschichte (1898).
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