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  Theopompus - LoveToKnow 1911
At first he appears to have composed epideictic speeches, in which he attained to such proficiency that in 35235 1 he gained the prize of oratory given by Artemisia in honour of her husband, although Isocrates was himself among the competitors.
In this Theopompus narrated the history of Philip's reign (360-336), with digressions on the names and customs of the various races and countries of which he had occasion to speak, which were so numerous that Philip V.
Another fault of Theopompus was his excessive fondness for romantic and incredible stories; a collection of some of these (eav duna) was afterwards made and published under his name.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Theopompus   (889 words)

  
 Theopompus
Theopompus, a Greek historian and rhetorician, was born at Chios about 380 BC.
At first he appears to have composed epideictic speeches, in which he attained to such proficiency that in 352-351 he gained the prize of oratory given by Artemisia[?] in honour of her husband, although Isocrates was himself among the competitors.
Another fault of Theopompus was his excessive fondness for romantic and incredible stories; a collection of some of these was afterwards made and published under his name.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/th/Theopompus.html   (638 words)

  
 Theopompus of Chios
Theopompus of Chios (378-ca.320): Greek historian, one of the representatives of the "rhetorical history".
Excurses seem to have dealt with (a.o.) Athenian rhetoricians, the tyrants of Sicily (Dionysius I and Dionysius II), and the religion of Persia.
At that moment, Theopompus was on his native island Chios, to which he had been able to return in 333, after Alexander the Great had ordered the recall of the Chian exiles (text).
www.livius.org /th/theopompus/theopompus.html   (604 words)

  
 Theopompus of Chios, greek historian of the rethoric
Theopompus of Chios, greek historian of the rethoric
Theopompus is a Greek historian and one of the representatives of the rhetorical history.
Theopompus his works are amongst other the Philippika ("History of king Philip") and the Hellenika ("Greek history").
www.fragrant-chios.com /info/people_theopompus.php   (384 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The argument that Theopompus employed the techniques of forensic, rather than epideictic, oratory (175-182) in his moral judgments, for example, strikes me as a valuable insight.
A chapter on "Theopompus, Isocrates, and the Myth of Rhetorical History" (42-62) disposes effectively with the view that Isocrates gave lessons in historical writing, but the argument that Theopompus was not a pupil of Isocrates is less convincing in my estimation (below).
Further, the argument that Theopompus was never a pupil of Isocrates flies in the face of a unanimous ancient tradition and of probability.
www.infomotions.com /serials/bmcr/bmcr-9511-shrimpton-theopompus.txt   (1353 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 1092 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This work is men­tioned by Suidas, and in a few passages of the grammarians; but it has been questioned by Vossius whether it was really drawn up by Theopompus, on the ground that it is improbable that a writer of his attainments and skill in historical composition would have engaged in such a task.
It is, however, not impos­sible that Theopompus may have made the Epitome at an early period of his life as an exercise in composition.
For as it was the original intention of Theopompus to write a history of the whole of Greece (comp.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 1091 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
According to the Messenian account, Theopompus was slain, not long before the end of the war, by Aristo- menes, while the Spartan tradition was, that he was only wounded by him.
Suidas assigns a much earlier date to Theopompus, stating that he was born at, the same time as Ephorus, during the anarchy at Athens in the 93d Olympiad, that is in b.
We know, however, that before he left his native country, he attended the school of rhetoric which Isocrates opened at Chios, and he profited so much by the lessons of his great master, that he was regarded by the ancients as the most distinguished of all his scholars.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/3425.html   (809 words)

  
 Gallery of Philologists | Theopompus
Theopompus wryly pointed out that the Ionic alphabet had displaced the earlier Attic alphabet only in 0403.
Theopompus, reasoning similarly in his time, concluded that the supposed treaty of Callias must be a later patriotic fabrication, and that there had originally been no treaty at all.
Demosthenes, for example, around the middle of the 04th century (a contemporary of Theopompus himself), assumes the existence of such a treaty.
www.umass.edu /wsp/philology/gallery/theopompus.html   (766 words)

  
 Theopompus
Here he became a pupil of Isocrates, and rapidly made great progress in rhetoric; we are told that Isocrates used to say that Ephorus required the spur but Theopompus the bit.
At first he appears to have composed epideictic speeches, in which he attained to such proficiency that in 352-351 he gained the prize of oratory given by Artemisia in honor of her husband, although Isocrates was himself among the competitors.
The libellous attack on the three cities -- Athens, Sparta and Thebes -- was published under the name of Theopompus by his enemy Anaximenes of Lampsacus.
www.nndb.com /people/566/000107245   (670 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.11.15
One of the arguments against the historicity of the Peace of Callias is that Theopompus wrote in fragment 154 that the inscription recording the peace could not be genuine because it was written in the archaic Ionic alphabet.
The text of Theopompus was tampered with in the first to second centuries CE with the insertion of the word sunthêkai.
Santi Amantini believes, therefore, that Theopompus' use of terminology provides an argument for the Peace of Callias and that Theopompus' criticism on the basis of paleography is too a narrow basis on which to deny its historicity.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2006/2006-11-15.html   (1836 words)

  
 Theopompus av Chios, Gresk historiker fra retoriken
theopompus var en gresk historiker i den retoriske hirtorien.
Theopompus ga blant annet et olympisk foredrag, sannsynlighvis ga han også foredrag på større møter.
Theopompus reiste mye og kjente de mennesker han skrev om ofte personlig.
www.fragrant-chios.com /no/info/people_theopompus.php   (343 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Theopompus of Chios: History and Rhetoric in the Fourth Century BC: Books: Michael Attyah Flower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Points of detail are convincingly argued, and the method of reading fragments in their literary contexts proves to be helpful for isolating Theopompus' voice from the argumentative context in which it is preserved.
Theopompus of Chios was one of the most important ancient Greek historians of the fourth century BC.
This book explores both Theopompus' historical method and the intellectual milieu in which he worked, whilst the fragments themselves are placed in 'context' by examining where and why they are cited by later authors.
www.amazon.com /Theopompus-Chios-History-Rhetoric-Century/dp/0198152434   (732 words)

  
 Georg Ebers : An Egyptian Princess : Chapter X.
They were still engaged in admiring the paintings on the walls, and the artistic carving of the stone floor, when Theopompus, the merchant whom we first learnt to know at the house of Rhodopis, came back from the market, followed by a great number of slaves bearing his purchases.
Theopompus had scarcely read its contents, when he made a low bow to the prince, exclaiming: "By Zeus, the father of hospitality, this is the greatest honor that could have been conferred upon my house!
Theopompus then took him on one side and endeavored, by liberal promises, to obtain the freedom of the prisoner.
www.classicreader.com /read.php/sid.1/bookid.2411/sec.30   (5119 words)

  
 KRATIPPOS; OR WHAT HONOUR CAN BE EXPECTED FOR A MERE AEOLIAN
Theopompus' style was pompous, sometimes biting (look at the well known fragment about Philip of Macedon’s companions the hetairoi/hetairai), and he liked to use (invented) speeches; P'’s style is just the opposite [5].
Theopompus did not know Xenophon; Xenophon died in Corinth when Theopompus was 23, and we do not know about fanatic followers of Xenophon's political or historical teachings in Athens.
Theopompus: An imposing literary activity ("He wrote a very large number of other works as well."), and a Hellenica, which is a sequel "to those of Thucydides and Xenophon" in 11 books.
www.rmki.kfki.hu /~lukacs/KRATIPP.htm   (12940 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 95.11.09   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Theopompus of Chios was the most prolific historian of the fourth century, and probably the most influential.
If it could be earlier, then we would have time for a career as an orator before Theopompus turned to history (11-17, 26-7).
Further, despite Flower's arguments (52-5), Speusippus' letter groups Theopompus with Isocrates and his star pupil (T 7).
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1995/95.11.09.html   (1327 words)

  
 Etruscans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Theopompus, Greek historian of the 4th century BC, reported that the women enjoyed all the freedoms the men had.
They took great care of their faces and bodies, removed hair from their skin with melted wax and took their exercise in the nude.
Theopompus then goes on to tell us that Etruscan women "brought up together all the children born to them to them regardless of who the father might be." Roman historians, especially Livy, censured this disregard for the rights and status of the paterfamilias.
www.cornellia.fws1.com /etruscan_women.htm   (320 words)

  
 Qwika - similar:Johann_Albert_Fabricius
But he does not seem to have made much progress in the art, and it is said to have been at the suggestion of Isocrates himself that he took up literary composition and the study of history.
As a young man he began to study Plato, and was so enamoured with the philosopher that he took the similar-sounding n...
Here he became a pupil of Isocrates, and rapidly made great progress in rhetoric; we are told that Isocrates used to say that Ephorus required the spur but Theopompus the bit (...
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 YPRUS, an island in the eastern Mediterranean off the southern coast of central Anatolia, not mentioned in any of the ...
In Isocrates' writings Euagoras I and his family emerge as Greek heroes, but the disruptions caused by him and his successors were exaggerated by both Isocrates and his pupil, the historian Ephorus, on whom Diodorus relied extensively (Isocrates, 9: the speech on Euagoras; Diodorus, 14.98, 14.110, 15.2ff.).
Isocrates, 4.161) claimed that Hecatomnus had become a “secret” ally of Euagoras, it is more likely that this first campaign, about which little is known, reduced some of Euagoras' power without depriving him of his position.
More is known of the fighting, in which Euagoras exploited and was exploited by Akoris, the king of rebellious Egypt, who sought to tie up Achaemenid forces that might otherwise be deployed against the rebellious regions of Egypt.
www.iranica.com /newsite/articles/v6f5/v6f5a021.html   (3129 words)

  
 The Internet Classics Archive | Demosthenes by Plutarch
So that if we were to suppose there had been a trial of skill between nature and fortune, as there is sometimes between artists, it would be hard to judge whether that succeeded best in making them alike in their dispositions and manners, or this in the coincidences of their lives.
But of that which Aeschines the orator said of his mother, that she was descended of one Gylon, who fled his country upon an accusation of treason, and of a barbarian woman, I can affirm nothing, whether he spoke true, or slandered and maligned her.
They did not show, under the misfortunes which befell them, a base or ignoble mind, as Theopompus writes in his exaggerated style, but on the contrary, by the honour and respect paid to their counsellor, they made it appear that they were noway dissatisfied with the counsels he had given them.
classics.mit.edu /Plutarch/demosthe.html   (5131 words)

  
 Alexander the Great - Sources
Again, Theopompus, when denouncing in his Letter to Alexander the licentiousness of Harpalus, says: “Consider and learn clearly from our agents in Babylon how he ordered the funeral of Pythionice when she died.
She, to be sure, was a slave of the flute-girl Bacchis, who in turn was a slave of the Thracian woman Sinope, who had transferred her practice of harlotry from Aegina to Athens; hence Pythionice was not only triply a slave, but also triply a harlot.
Theopompus in his treatise On the Funds plundered from Delphi says that Asopichus, the favourite of Epameinondas, had the trophy erected at Leuctra pictured on his shield, and that he risked extraordinary dangers; this shield was dedicated as a votive offering in the colonnade at Delphi.
websfor.org /alexander/athenaeus/book13b.asp   (877 words)

  
 Aristomenes
For he has made Aristomenes kill Theopompus, the king of the Lacedaemonians, shortly before the death of Aristodemus but we know that Theopompus was not killed either in battle or in any other way before the war was concluded.
It was this Theopompus who put an end to the war, and my evidence is the lines of Tyrtaeus, which say: -- To our king beloved of the gods, Theopompus, through whom we took Messene with wide dancing-grounds.
I go as far as the third in descent from Theopompus, because Archidamus the son of Theopompus died before his father, and the kingdom of Theopompus passed to his grandson, Zeuxidamus.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Aristomenes.html   (1557 words)

  
 Libanius, Hypotheses to the Orations of Demosthenes
Because Theopompus’ case had been trumped up to deceive (as Sositheus says), he won.
Meanwhile, a son was born to Phylomache, whom she named Eubulides; she gave him in adoption to her father Eubulides—the first cousin of Hagnias, the man who had left behind the estate.
Having given him over for adoption, she introduced him to the clansmen of Eubulides and Hagnias, and the clansmen accepted the boy as properly introduced.
www.stoa.org /projects/demos/article_libanius?page=57&greekEncoding=UnicodeC_   (316 words)

  
 Classics Log 9711b - Message Number 277
And the incident about the ship was observed, he says, not from Megara in Sicily, but from Samos; and the capture of Sybaris he has transferred to that of Messene.
Remember, these are people who are living at a time when it is possible to check Herodotus against his sources (acknowledged and otherwise) and it is clear from the above that it has spawned a genre of literarcy criticism of its own.
The second point is to note that a historian such as Theopompus would go so far as not only elaborate upon an already existing anecdote, but even invent a name of someone previously unknown.
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/CLA-L/Older/log97/9711b/9711b.277.html   (986 words)

  
 Amazon.fr : Theopompus of Chios: History and Rhetoric in the Fourth Century Bc: Livres en anglais: Michael Attyah ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Amazon.fr : Theopompus of Chios: History and Rhetoric in the Fourth Century Bc: Livres en anglais: Michael Attyah Flower
Theopompus of Chios: History and Rhetoric in the Fourth Century Bc (Broché)
Although his work has survived only in fragments, it is still a rich and vital source of information for Greek political, social, and intellectual history during the age of Philip of Macedon.
www.amazon.fr /Theopompus-Chios-History-Rhetoric-Century/dp/0198152434   (253 words)

  
 The Etruscans and Sexuality
Many Greek and Roman authors including Theopompus of Chios and Plato referred to the Etruscans as immoral.
During later Roman times, the word Etruscan was almost synonomous with prostitute, and Livy's histories moralise about the rape of Lucretia, where Roman women are seen as virtuous model wives in comparison to their liberated Etruscan counterparts.
Athenaeus, a Greek grammarian of the 3rd Century CE came too late to give a personal eye-witness account of Etruscan life-style, and had to rely instead on the accounts of Timaeus and Theopompus who both lived in the 4th Century BCE.
www.mysteriousetruscans.com /theopompus/morality.html   (1512 words)

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