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Headword: Θεμίσων
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:
Θεμίσων: τυράννου ὄνομα. Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ ὑπὲρ Κτησιφῶντος. ὁ δὲ ἀναγνωσθεὶς ὑπὸ τῆς γυναικὸς ἔργον οὐχ ὅσιον ἐμηχανᾶτο ἐπὶ τῇ θυγατρί. ἦν γὰρ δὴ Θεμίσων ἀνὴρ Θηβαῖος. ζήτει ἐν τῷ Βάττος.
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.
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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.
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