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Headword: Θέων
Adler number: theta,209
Translated headword: Theon, Theo
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Sophist, specialising in rhetoric. He was the offspring ultimately of the holy Marcella,[1] and immediately on his father's side of Ecdicius, also a teacher of the art of rhetoric. This Theon was not particularly acute or quick-witted, but he was a devoted student and extraordinarily hard-working; hence he became very learned in a short time, gaining an extensive knowledge both of ancient and of modern history.
Greek Original:
Θέων, σοφιστὴς λόγων ῥητορικῶν, γεγονὼς ἀπὸ τῆς ἱερᾶς Μαρκέλλης τό γε ἀνέκαθεν, τὸ δὲ ἐξ ὑπογύου πατρόθεν ἀπὸ Ἐκδικίου, διδασκάλου καὶ τούτου τέχνης ῥητορικῆς. ἦν δὲ οὗτος ὁ Θέων οὐ μάλα ἀγχίνους οὐδὲ ὀξύς, φιλομαθὴς δὲ καὶ φιλόπονος εἰς ὑπερβολήν. ταῦτά τοι καὶ ἐγεγόνει πολυμαθέστατος ἐν ὀλίγῳ χρόνῳ, πολλὴν ἀρχαίαν ἱστορίαν, πολλὴν δὲ νέαν περιβαλλόμενος.
Notes:
RE Theon(8); PLRE II Theon (4). Source of the present material: Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 115 Zintzen.
[1] The wife of Porphyry (pi 2098); cf. epsilon 1868 ex hupoguou.
Keywords: biography; daily life; ethics; historiography; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 15 June 2001@14:29:00.
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