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Theopompus The "Three-headed", an attack on the cities of Athens, Sparta and Thebes, was published under the name of Theopompus by his enemy Anaximenes of Lampsacus. The nature of the extant fragments fully bears out the divergent criticisms of antiquity upon Theopompus.
Theopompus Jewish historian Flavius Josephus writes that Demetrius Phalereus, in response to Ptolemy II asking why the Jewish Law had not been mentioned by any of his scribes or poets, told that due to the divine nature of the documents, any who endeavored to write about it had been afflicted by a distemper. He continued, saying that Theopompus once endeavored to write about the Jewish Law, but became disturbed in his mind for 30 days, whereupon during some intermission of his distemper he prayed for healing and determined to leave off his attempt to write, and was cured thereby.
Theopompus A far more elaborate work was the history of Philip's reign (360‑336), with digressions on the names and customs of the various races and countries of which he had occasion to speak, which were so numerous that Philip V of Macedon reduced the bulk of the history from 58 to 16 books by cutting out those parts which had no connection with Macedonia. It was from this history that Trogus Pompeius (of whose "Historiae Philippicae" we possess the epitome by Justin) derived much of his material. Fifty-three books were extant in the time of Photius (9th century), who read them, and has left us an epitome of the 12th book. Several fragments, chiefly anecdotes and strictures of various kinds upon the character of nations and individuals, are preserved by Athenaeus, Plutarch and others. Of the "Letter to Alexander" we possess one or two fragments cited by Athenaeus, criticizing severely the immorality and dissipations of Harpalus.
Theopompus Another fault of Theopompus was his excessive fondness for romantic and incredible stories; a collection of some of these was afterwards made and published under his name. He was also severely blamed in antiquity for his censoriousness, and throughout his fragments no feature is more striking than this. On the whole, however, he appears to have been fairly impartial. Philip himself he censures severely for drunkenness and immorality, while Demosthenes receives his warm praise.
Theopompus In the work "Philippica", Theopompus introduces a fictional island of Meropis as an Atlantis parody.
Theopompus The works of Theopompus were chiefly historical, and are much quoted by later writers. They included an "Epitome" of Herodotus's "History" (whether this work is actually his is debated), the "Hellenics" (Ἑλληνικά), the "History of Philip", and several panegyrics and hortatory addresses, the chief of which was the "Letter to Alexander".
Theopompus The artistic unity of his work suffered severely from the frequent and lengthy digressions, of which the most important was "On the Athenian Demagogues" in the 10th book of the "Philippica", containing a bitter attack on many of the chief Athenian statesmen, and generally recognized as having been freely used by Plutarch in several of the Lives. Marvels is a lengthy digression inserted into books 8 and 9.
Theopompus The "Attack upon Plato" and the treatise "On Piety", which are sometimes referred to as separate works, were perhaps only two of the many digressions in the history of Philip; some writers have doubted their authenticity.
Theopompus British historian Robin Lane Fox opined that Theopompus was "A man who wrote slander, not history".
Theopompus Theopompus (; c. 380 BC – c. 315 BC) was a Greek historian and rhetorician.