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Zo'ticus, Aure'lius or Aure'lius The

surnamed The Cook, from the profession of his father, was a native of Smyrna, remarkable for his personal attractions. Having been summoned to Rome by Elagabalus, who had conceived for him a violent, affection, he entered the city escorted by a magnificent procession, was received in the palace by the emperor with marks of the most exaggerated respect, and was immediately appointed chamberlain. He speedily, however, fell into disgrace through the arts, it is said, of the rival favourite Hierocles, and was banished. (D. C. 79.16.)


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