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Headword: *qe/wn
Adler number: theta,206
Translated headword: Theon, Theo
Vetting Status: high
Of Alexandria. Sophist. He was surnamed Aelius. He wrote an Art (sc. of Rhetoric); On Progymnasmata; commentary on Xenophon, on Isocrates, on Demosthenes; Rhetorical Hypotheses; Questions on the Composition of Discourse; and numerous other works.
Greek Original:
*qe/wn, *)alecandreu/s, sofisth/s, o(\s e)xrhma/tisen *ai)/lios. e)/graye *te/xnhn, *peri\ progumnasma/twn, u(po/mnhma ei)s *cenofw=nta, ei)s to\n *)isokra/thn, ei)s *dhmosqe/nhn, *(rhtorika\s u(poqe/seis: kai\ *zhth/mata peri\ sunta/cews lo/gou, kai\ a)/lla plei/ona.
C1 AD. See generally RE Theon(5); OCD4 Theon(3); PIR2 A 270.
M. Patillon, Aelius Theon: Progymnasmata (Paris 1997)
Keywords: biography; geography; historiography; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 13 June 2001@15:46:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 13 September 2002@09:38:41.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 1 January 2013@05:54:40.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@10:56:59.


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