Zeno the Isaurian (/ˈzn/; Laitin: Flavius Zeno Augustus; Greek: Ζήνων; c. 425 – 9 Aprile 491), oreeginally named Tarasis Kodisa Rousombladadiotes[1] /ˈtærəss/, wis Byzantine Emperor frae 474 tae 475 an again frae 476 tae 491.

Zeno
Emperor o the Byzantine Empire
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Zeno depictit on a Tremissis; the coin's design celebrates Zeno's victories, an wis issued during his seicont reign.
Ring9 Februar 474 – 9 Januar 475
August 476 – 9 Aprile 491
Predecessor1) Leo II
2) Basiliscus
Successor1) Basiliscus, revoltit
2) Anastasius I
Bornc. 425
Zenonopolis
Dee'd(491-04-09)9 Apryle 491 (aged 66)
Constantinople
ConsortArcadia,
Ariadne
IssueZenon (bi Arcadia),
Leo II (bi Ariadne)
Full name
Tarasis Kodisa Rousombladadiotes (till mid-460s)
Flavius Zeno (as emperor)
HooseHoose o Leo
FaitherKodisa
MitherLallis

ReferencesEedit

  1. The soorces caw him "Tarasicodissa Rousombladadiotes", an for this reason it wis thocht his name wis Tarasicodissa. Houever, it haes been demonstratit that this name actually means "Tarasis, son o Kodisa, [comin frae] Rusumblada", an that "Tarasis" wis a common name in Isaurie (R.M. Harrison, "The Emperor Zeno's Real Name", Byzantinische Zeitschrift 74 (1981) 27–28).