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Headword: Θέων
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:
Θέων, Ἀλεξανδρεύς, σοφιστής, ὃς ἐχρημάτισεν Αἴλιος. ἔγραψε Τέχνην, Περὶ προγυμνασμάτων, ὑπόμνημα εἰς Ξενοφῶντα, εἰς τὸν Ἰσοκράτην, εἰς Δημοσθένην, Ῥητορικὰς ὑποθέσεις: καὶ Ζητήματα περὶ συντάξεως λόγου, καὶ ἄλλα πλείονα.
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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