Thesaurus Linguae Romanae et Britannicae
A king of the Bactrians, in the time of Ninus, and was before the warre of Troy 400. yeares. He first, as Pli- nie writeth, inuented magicall artes, and was in manye other thinges excellently well learned, wherof he left bookes writren behinde him. He was stain<*> with sire from hea<*>en, and tolde the Assyrians before hande, that if they kepfe his ashes, their kingdome should neuer fayle. Onely hee, of all that euer were read of, laughed the same day he was borne<*> and his braine did so pant, that it would mooue the nourses hand, being layde vpon his head: which Plinie sayth, was a token of the great learning and knowledge, whereto hee afterward aspired. Zoticus<*> A man in high fanour with % 'E'mperour Heliogabalus: which with faire words, to win moncy, <*>eceined the sutours.