Theopompus the Historian

Theopompus the Historian

Gordon S. Shrimpton


This severe examine analyzes direct facts in regards to the existence and misplaced works of Theopompus of Chios, the 4th-century BC historian and orator. In a translation of surviving citations of Theopompus' paintings and of the references made to Theopompus' paintings via different writers, the textual content makes to be had all that continues to be of Theopompus' writings. Theopompus used to be basically identified in antiquity for his ancient works, which integrated "Hellenica", a 12-volume background of Greece, and the 58-volume "Philippica", which concentrated ordinarily at the occupation of Philip II of Macedon. All of Theopompus' works have been misplaced through past due antiquity other than fifty three volumes of the "Philippica", which survived into Byzantine occasions merely to vanish through the tenth century. targeting the "Hellenica" and the "Philippica", the writer of this article reviews the fragments to bare what should be gleaned concerning the scope and content material of Theopompus' significant works. He offers systematically with the issues of interpretation and makes transparent the methodological heritage of his reconstructions and reviews, furnishing the root for extra methodological debate. Theopompus' ethical and political beliefs are mentioned, as are his therapy of 2 of crucial figures of the center of the 4th century BC, Philip and Demosthenes. furthermore, there's an index of the correct names present in the fragments.

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