Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Theopompus of Chios
(279 words)

b. 378/7 BC on Chios;

d. shortly after 320 BC;

Greek historiographer; representative of the rhetorical school of historiography (alongside Ephorus of Cyme).

Works

His works (speeches, pamphlets, and historical writings) are extant only in fragments. Only his main work, the History of Philip (the Macedonian king Philippus [4]), can be reasonably well identified. About 370 fragments with approximately 500 lines of verbatim quotations are extant.

Translation / Commentaries

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Landfester, Manfred, “Theopompus of Chios”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0221>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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