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Headword: Θεόδωρος
Adler number: theta,151
Translated headword: Theodoros, Theodorus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Gadara.[1] Sophist. Of servile birth. He taught Caesar Tiberius. Since he stood comparison in sophistic contests with Potamo[2] and Antipater[3] in Rome itself, under Caesar Hadrian his son Antonius became a senator. The books he wrote are On Questions in Pronunciation (3 books); On History (1 book); On Thesis (1 book); On the Similarity of Dialects and its Demonstration (2 books); On the Constitution (2 books); On Coele Syria (1 book); On the Capacity of the Orator (1 book); etc.
Greek Original:
Θεόδωρος, Γαδαρεύς, σοφιστής, ἀπὸ δούλων, διδάσκαλος γεγονὼς Τιβερίου Καίσαρος. ἐπεὶ δὲ συνεκρίθη περὶ σοφιστικῆς ἀγωνισάμενος Ποτάμωνι καὶ Ἀντιπάτρῳ ἐν αὐτῇ τῇ Ῥώμῃ, ἐπὶ Ἀδριανοῦ Καίσαρος ὁ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ Ἀντώνιος συγκλητικὸς ἐγένετο. βιβλία δὲ ἔγραψε Περὶ τῶν ἐν φωναῖς ζητουμένων γ#, Περὶ ἱστορίας α#, Περὶ θέσεως ἕν, Περὶ διαλέκτων ὁμοιότητος καὶ ἀποδείξεως β#, Περὶ πολιτείας β#, Περὶ Κοίλης Συρίας α#, Περὶ ῥήτορος δυνάμεως α#, καὶ ἄλλα.
Notes:
C1 BC/AD. See generally RE Theodoros(39); OCD4 Theodorus(3).
[1] In present-day Jordan.
[2] pi 2127: Potamo.
[3] RE Antipatros(28); NP Antipatros(23).
References:
R. Granatelli Apollodori Pergameni ac Theodori Gadarei testimonia et fragmenta (Rome 1991)
G.M.A. Grube 'Theodorus of Gadara' AJP 80 (1959) 337-65
Keywords: biography; chronology; constitution; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 12 June 2001@15:37:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 13 September 2002@09:30:52.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 November 2005@10:01:19.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 31 December 2012@07:02:33.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@10:51:54.

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