b. 378/7 BC on Chios;
d. shortly after 320 BC;
Greek historiographer; representative of the rhetorical school of historiography (alongside Ephorus of Cyme).
His works (speeches, pamphlets, and historical writings) are extant only in fragments. Only his main work, the History of Philip (the Macedonian king Philippus ), can be reasonably well identified. About 370 fragments with approximately 500 lines of verbatim quotations are extant.
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“Theopompus of Chios”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger.
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