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Zosimus

460 - 520

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Zosimus (Greek: Ζώσιμος [ˈzosimos]; fl. 490s–510s) was a Greek historian who lived in Constantinople during the reign of the eastern Roman Emperor Anastasius I (491–518). According to Photius, he was a comes, and held the office of "advocate" of the imperial treasury. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zosimus has received more than 177,103 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Zosimus is the 770th most popular writer (up from 804th in 2019), the 300th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 309th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Turkish Writer.

Zosimus is most famous for his work "Historia Nova" which he wrote in the early 5th century. In it, he recounts the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Theodosius I in 395 to the death of Honorius in 423.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Zosimus ranks 770 out of 5,794Before him are Claudius Aelianus, Olga Tokarczuk, Jane Hawking, Menippus, Achim von Arnim, and Henry Fielding. After him are Georg Brandes, Michael Crichton, Adunis, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Aristarchus of Samothrace.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 460, Zosimus ranks 3Before him are Romulus Augustulus and Pope Symmachus. After him are Hilderic and Amalafrida. Among people deceased in 520, Zosimus ranks 1After him is Vitalian.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Zosimus ranks 300 out of 1,128Before him are Thrasymachus (-459), Papias of Hierapolis (70), Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159), Evagrius Ponticus (345), Polyxena (null), and Ptolemy Philadelphus (-36). After him are Erasmus of Formia (300), Lydia of Thyatira (100), Philemon (100), Basiliscus (500), Libanius (314), and Seleucus IV Philopator (-217).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Zosimus ranks 18Before him are Novatian (220), Aratus (-315), André Chénier (1762), Artemidorus (200), Theodoret (393), and Theodore the Studite (759). After him are Publilius Syrus (-100), Joannes Zonaras (1074), Ibn Hawqal (943), Gregory of Narek (951), Dio Chrysostom (40), and John Malalas (491).