Imperial Roman soldier and regimental commander. As the emperor Diocletian offered sacrifice to a statue of the goddess Ceres, Zeno laughed at and ridiculed the whole procedure. His jaw was shattered for having spoken, and he then was martyred for his sentiment.
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