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Zenobius was a Greek sophist, who taught rhetoric at Rome during the reign of Hadrian (AD 117-138).

He was the author of a collection of proverbs in three books, still extant in an abridged form, compiled, according to Suidas, 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 on Hadrian.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.

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