It was on this account that the kingdom of the Molossi continued so long; and the Lacedaemonians from their government's being from the beginning divided into two parts, and also by the moderation introduced into the other parts of it by Theopompus
, and his establishment of the ephori; for by taking something from the power he increased the duration of the kingdom, so that in some measure he made it not less, but bigger; as they say he replied to his wife, who asked him if he was not ashamed to deliver down his kingdom to his children reduced from what he received it from his ancestors?
(20) He also seems to have used part of Theopompus
(8) Gregory Thaumaturgus, "To Theopompus
, on the Impassibility and Passibility of God," in The Fathers of the Church, vol.
(16.) See also Theopompus
, FGrH 115 F 49 (= Athenaeus12.527a) and F 213 (= Athenaeus 12.532c).
(81) Other comic poets such as Theopompus
in [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] K-A 40, and Strattis in his [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] K-A 19, also mock Laispodias for his deformed legs.
(13) Plutarch treats the ephorate as a later addition, albeit one deeply continuous with Lycurgus' constitutional reforms: 'the first ephors were appointed in the reign of Theopompus
' about 'one hundred and thirty years after Lycurgus' (7.1).
Eking out an existence through newspaper writing and occasional service to the government of El Salvador, he built himself a house with his own hands and devoted his scholarly efforts to a new--albeit fantastic--project: demonstrating contacts between the Classical world and the western hemisphere, which he identified with the land of Meropis mentioned by Theopompus
of Chios (pp.
The accounts by Theopompus
and Cratippus extended until Athens defeated the Spartan navy at Cnidus in 394.
The comic poet Theopompus
suggests that Agathon was not the only such character.
Of the other works ascribed to the Wonderworker, the Canonical Epistle and To Theopompus
For an interesting parallel, see the custom Theopompus
notes among the Etruscans: `women dine not with their husbands, but with any men who happen to be present, and they pledge with wine any whom they wish' (ap.
(14) I have already attempted to defend Ephorus' contemporary, Theopompus
of Chios, on this score: Flower, op.