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.
an identical individual is beautiful. P used to be writing early adequate to be Ephorus' resource. certainly, he was once it sounds as if blind to the Sacred battle, which turns out to place his date of ebook prior to 357. as a result, there's each probability that Theopompus knew this Hellenica, however the volume of his use of P is most unlikely to estimate. within the subsequent bankruptcy and in Appendix A I convey that Theopompus' Hellenica was once in a few feel a reaction to P geared toward correcting his ancient standpoint. If that view is adopted,.
fabric, yet those proof and figures are reminders of the critical boundaries of the proof. CHAPTER find out how to examine Theopompus' Fragments, The Hellenica This bankruptcy starts the honour of Theopompus' fragments. for that reason, it sort of feels applicable to take a position a bit time and house outlining what i'm hoping to accomplish and the way to coax the utmost quantity of trustworthy details from the few random quotations from and references to a misplaced paintings. extra, it's a reliable time to put down a number of the.
Cleon (F94). The sufferers in their greed will not be continually laid out in the fragments, yet Theopompus most likely pointed out them often as Aegean islanders and lonians. He could have identified Herodotus' tale that Themistocles pocketed a bribe from the Euboeans (8.5), and he at once accused Cleon of taking 5 abilities from unspecified "islanders" (F94) who sought after him to cajole the Athenians to lighten their tribute. yet another element no longer emphasised by means of Connor is that each one the politicians identified to have.
Of Cyprus opposed to the Persians, how, by surprise, Evagoras had come into the dominion of Cyprus subduing Abdymon, the ruler of the island; how the Greeks with Agamemnon had taken Cyprus having expelled Cinyras and his fans, the rest of whom have been Amathusians. there's a relevance to the "digression" on Agamemnon's catch of Cyprus. It makes the island a part of the Hellenic global from precedent days and explains, if it doesn't justify, Evagoras the Greek's declare to valid rulership.
exceedingly passive and gullible. The obdurate and winning resistance of the Syracusan citizenry to the rapacious military isn't made heroic. 124 Theopompus the Historian by means of part 5 an identical Dionysius is again in strength in Syracuse back, and you'll simply ask yourself what Trogus' resource made from that (3.10 in simple terms says he again by means of treachery): Dionysius, meanwhile, being re-established in Syracuse, and changing into on a daily basis extra oppressive and harsh to the folks, was once assailed by way of a brand new band of.