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Headword: Θεόπομπος
Adler number: theta,172
Translated headword: Theopompos, Theopompus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Chios.[1] Rhetor. Son of Damasistratus. He lived in the time when the Athenian archonship was suspended, in the 93rd Olympiad,[2] at the same time as Ephorus,[3] the pupil of Isocrates.[4] He wrote an epitome of Herodotus' histories in 2 books; Philippica in 72 books;[5] History of Greece -- they are a sequel to those of Thucydides and Xenophon, and are in 11 books, comprising events from the Peloponnesian War and so on. He wrote a very large number of other works as well.
Greek Original:
Θεόπομπος, Χῖος, ῥήτωρ, υἱὸς Δαμασιστράτου, γεγονὼς τοῖς χρόνοις κατὰ τὴν ἀναρχίαν Ἀθηναίων, ἐπὶ τῆς #4γ# ὀλυμπιάδος, ὅτε καὶ Ἔφορος, Ἰσοκράτους ἀκουστὴς ἅμα Ἐφόρῳ. ἔγραψεν ἐπιτομὴν τῶν Ἡροδότου ἱστοριῶν ἐν βιβλίοις β#, Φιλιππικὰ ἐν βιβλίοις οβ#, Ἑλληνικὰς ἱστορίας: ἕπονται δὲ ταῖς Θουκυδίδου καὶ Ξενοφῶντος καὶ εἰσὶν ἐν βιβλίοις ια#, ἔχουσαι τὰ ἀπὸ τοῦ Πελοποννησιακοῦ πολέμου, καὶ λοιπά. ἔγραψε καὶ ἕτερα πλεῖστα.
Notes:
[1] RE Theopompos(9); OCD4 Theopompus; FGrH 115.
[2] The 93rd Olympiad spanned the years 408-405, and the Athenian anarchia was the year 404/3, when democracy in Athens gave way to the rule of the Thirty Tyrants. An alternative tradition, preferred by most modern scholars, puts the birth of Theopompus much later, in c.377. For doubts about the reliability of either, see M.A. Flower, Theopompus of Chios (Oxford 1994) 14-17.
[3] epsilon 3953: Ephorus.
[4] iota 652: Isocrates.
[5] 58, rather.
Keywords: biography; chronology; constitution; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 13 June 2001@15:33:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 14 June 2001@04:36:40.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 1 January 2013@03:46:38.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@10:53:35.

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