E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The lady-love of Abrocomas in Xenophons romance, called Ephesiaca. Shakespeare has borrowed from this Greek novel the leading incidents of his Romeo and Juliet, especially that of the potion and mock entombment. N.B. This is not the historian, but a Xenophon who lived in the fourth Christian century.