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Zeugitana  

Brian Herbert Warmington

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Dec 2015
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The name, of unknown origin, sometimes applied to the northern part of the province of Africa (see africa, roman), centred on *Carthage. It is used by *Pliny(1) (HN 5. 23), but then seems to have ... More

Zeugma  

Margaret Stephana Drower, Eric William Gray, and Susan Mary Sherwin-White

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Dec 2015
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Zeugma (mod. Bâlkîs, opposite Bîrecik), in *Syria on the right bank of the *Euphrates at its chief crossing, about 112 km. (70 miles) below *Samosata. Twin colonies Seleuceia (right bank) ... More

Zeus  

Fritz Graf

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Jul 2015
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Zeus, the main divinity of the Greek pantheon (see olympian gods; religion, greek) and the only major Greek god whose *Indo-European origin is undisputed. His name is connected with Latin ... More

Zeus in art  

Karim Arafat

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Mar 2016
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Although 8th-cent. figurines may represent Zeus, he does not assume a type until early Archaic, when he strides with thunderbolt and, rarely, eagle. In the Classical period, Zeus is quieter, often ... More

Zeuxis (1), of Heraclea (1) in Lucania, painter, 397 BCE  

Karim Arafat

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Dec 2015
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Zeuxis (1), painter, of *Heraclea(1) in Lucania, pupil of Neseus of Thasos or Damophilus of Himera. *Pliny(1) dates him 397 bce, rejecting 424. *Quintilian dates both him and *Parrhasius to the ... More

Zeuxis (2), 'the Empiricist', Greek physician, 2nd cent. BCE  

Heinrich von Staden

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Mar 2016
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Zeuxis (2), a physician of the Empiricist school (see medicine, § 5.3; probably 2nd cent. bce), wrote commentaries on all the ‘authentic’ works of *Hippocrates (2) (according to *Galen), often taking ... More

Zeuxis (3), Philalethes ('Truth-lover'), Greek physician  

Heinrich von Staden

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Mar 2016
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Philalethes (the ‘Truth-lover’), physician, founder of the Asian branch of the ‘school’ of *Herophilus. A contemporary of Strabo (Geography 12. 8. 20, 580c), he established the ‘school’ ... More

Zeuxis (4), Seleucid viceroy  

Simon Hornblower

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Dec 2015
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Zeuxis (4), important *Seleucid viceroy of the time of *Antiochus (3) III: Polybius 5. 45. 4 and 16. 1. 8 with Walbank, HCP and J. Ma, Antiochus III and the Cities of Western Asia Minor (1999) for ... More

Zoïlus, of Amphipolis, 4th cent. BCE  

John Francis Lockwood and Robert Browning

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Zoïlus (Ζωΐλος) of *Amphipolis (4th cent. bce), the *Cynic philosopher, pupil of *Polycrates (2) and teacher of *Anaximenes(2) of Lampsacus; is described by the Suda as ῥήτωρ καὶ ... More

Zonaras, Johannes, Byzantine historian and canonist  

Arnaldo Momigliano

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Mar 2016
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A commander of the body-guard and imperial secretary, he was probably forced to retire into monastic life after the failure of the conspiracy to make Anna Comnena empress in 1118 ce. Living in exile ... More

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