By Gordon S. Shrimpton
This severe examine analyzes direct facts about the lifestyles 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 by means of different writers, the textual content makes on hand all that continues to be of Theopompus' writings. Theopompus was once essentially recognized in antiquity for his historic works, which incorporated "Hellenica", a 12-volume heritage of Greece, and the 58-volume "Philippica", which centred mostly at the occupation of Philip II of Macedon. All of Theopompus' works have been misplaced via past due antiquity other than fifty three volumes of the "Philippica", which survived into Byzantine instances basically to vanish through the tenth century. focusing on the "Hellenica" and the "Philippica", the writer of this article reviews the fragments to bare what should be gleaned in regards to the scope and content material of Theopompus' significant works. He bargains systematically with the issues of interpretation and makes transparent the methodological heritage of his reconstructions and reviews, furnishing the foundation for extra methodological debate. Theopompus' ethical and political beliefs are mentioned, as are his therapy of 2 of an important 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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