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Zonaenus
fl. early 6th century
Orthodox
Ethiopia


Zonaenus, Abba, was a monk and hermit, originally from Aela. He was consulted by Emperor Kaléb just before the latter departed for Himyar in 525, at which time Zonaenus was living in the town of Sabi, near Adulis.

A. K. Irvine


Bibliography:

J. Boissonade (ed.), "Martyrium Sancti Arethae," in Anecdota Graeca (Paris, 1962), V.


This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 'From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,' copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.