(Ζαβεργάνης/Zabergánēs). In 531 the Persian diplomat Z. succeeded in annihilating his rival Mebodes (Procop. BP 1,23,25 f.). In 540 he took part in the conquest of Antioch  (Procop. Pers. 2,8,30-32), and shortly afterwards he received a letter from the empress Theodora  with a request to mediate peace (Procop. Arc. 2,32-35). In 544 he led negotiations with citizens from Edessa , which was under siege (Procop. Pers. 2,26,16-19). PLRE 3B, 1410.
Cite this pageSchottky, Martin (Pretzfeld), “Zaberganes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12214130>
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