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Headword: Θεμίσων
Adler number: theta,116
Translated headword: Themison
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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.
Notes:
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.
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