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Teopompo

Index: Examen de la obra de Herbert Quain, El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan, Ficciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 462n. Los teólogos, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 554.
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Theopompus, Greek historian and rhetorician, b. c. 378 B.C., author of the Hellenica and the Philippica

Fishburn and Hughes: A Greek historian, author of a history of Greece in twelve books of which only some fragments remain, and of Philippics. The latter is based on the reign of Philip of Macedon (360-336 BC) and contains long digressions on the nations with whom Macedon came into contact. The original text is lost, but fragments are quoted by Plutarch and other later historians. The reference is to a passage from Philippics during a dialogue betweeen Silenus and Milenus. Silenus talks of a continent where, among other wonderful things, there grow by the River of Pleasure trees which produce fruit of a 'contrary nature': anyone who eats the fruit 'forgets what he loved and desired, grows younger and relives his life... becoming a youth, a child, an infant and then dying' (Aelian, Varia Historia, bk. 8). A Survey of the Works of Herbert Quain