"Xenophon and Zoilus or Zeuxis"


Xenophon of Athens, a Greek solider and historical scholar (435-354 BC)

Zoilus, a Greek grammarian whom Cervantes, as many others, dubs a 'slanderer' for his acerbic attacks on the writings of Homer (400-320 BC)

Zeuxis the Greek painter who flourished in the late fifth century BC - according to legend his paintings were able to literally fool the eye, but none survived the Classical period (See note to page 706)