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Headword: *qemi/swn
Adler number: theta,116
Translated headword: Themison
Vetting Status: high
Name of a tyrant. Demosthenes in the [speech] For Ktesiphon [mentions him].[1]
"When convinced by his wife, he contrived an unholy act against his daughter. Themison was of course a man of Thebes."[2] See under "Battos".[3]
Greek Original:
*qemi/swn: tura/nnou o)/noma. *dhmosqe/nhs e)n tw=| u(pe\r *kthsifw=ntos. o( de\ a)nagnwsqei\s u(po\ th=s gunaiko\s e)/rgon ou)x o(/sion e)mhxana=to e)pi\ th=| qugatri/. h)=n ga\r dh\ *qemi/swn a)nh\r *qhbai=os. zh/tei e)n tw=| *ba/ttos.
The first paragraph here comes from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
[1] Demosthenes 18.99.
[2] Quoted from alpha 1832.
[3] beta 185 (an anecdote about a quite different Themison than the one mentioned by Demosthenes).
Keywords: biography; children; definition; ethics; historiography; history; politics; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 November 2000@03:52:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 21 June 2002@11:21:59.
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword) on 24 June 2002@03:25:44.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 11 November 2005@05:56:51.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; more keywords) on 12 February 2008@09:58:51.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 10 July 2011@07:17:30.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 15 October 2018@01:33:36.


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