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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Theopompus of Chios

Theopompus, an eminent Greek historian, was a native of the island of Chios, son of Damasistratus, and brother of Caucaius, the rhetorician.

He was born about 380 BC and instructed in rhetoric by Isocrates during his stay in Chios. Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea, 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) off the Anatolian coast.
Theopompus flourished in the reign of Alexander the Great. Theopompus’ work was known in some form by late anti-Atticist writers and lexicographers. Several of his fragments are taken from Stephanus of Byzantium (6th century AD).
Theopompus of Chios
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