He was the author of a collection of proverbs in three books, still extant in an abridged form, compiled, according to the Suda, from Didymus of Alexandria and "The Tarrhaean" (Lucillus of Tarrha, a polis in Crete). In the work, the proverbs are alphabetised and grouped by hundreds. This collection was first printed by Filippo Giunti in Florence, 1497.
- Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, s.v. "Zenobius".
- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Zenobius". Encyclopædia Britannica. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 972.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> This lists editions by T. Gaisford (1836) and E. L. Leutsch–F. W. Schneiderwin (1839), and in B. E. Miller, Mélanges de littérature grecque (1868), and also refers to W. Christ, Griechische Litteraturgeschichte (1898).
- (Greek)/(Latin) The Proverbs of Zenobius / Zênobiou Epitomê / Zenobii Proverbia (as reprinted in Leutsch & Schneidewin, Corpus paroemiographorum graecorum, t. I, 1839, p. 1-175: 652 proverbs from I 1 to VI 52) at Google Books
- Discussion about Zenobius at Roger-Pearse.com
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