| Share
 

Theopompus

Theopompus (thēˌōpŏmˈpəs) [key], fl. 4th cent. B.C., Greek historian and rhetorician, b. Chios. He studied with the orator Isocrates and became a friend of both Philip and Alexander of Macedon. His pro-Macedonian sympathies often caused trouble with his fellow Greeks. He wrote the Hellenica, a history of Greece from 411 B.C. to 394 B.C., and the Philippica, a discursive chronicle of Philip's life.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Theopompus from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Classical Literature: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring