AELIUS THEON , Alexandrian sophist of uncertain date, author of a collection of preliminary exercises (
See also:pro-gymnasmata) for the training of orators . The
See also:work (extant, though incomplete), which probably formed an appendix to a
See also:manual of rhetoric, shows learning and taste, and contains valuable notices on the
See also:style and speeches of the masters of
See also:Attic oratory . Theon also wrote commentaries on
See also:Xenophon, Isocrates and
See also:Demosthenes, and
See also:treatises on style . He is to be distinguished from the Stoic Theon, who lived in the
See also:time of
See also:Augustus and also wrote on rhetoric (Quintilian, Inst . Orat. ix . 3, 77) .
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