THEODORUS

Athens, 340 - approx. 250 B.C.
FRIENDSHIP IS DISMISSIVE BECAUSE IT DOES NOT CHARACTERIZE EITHER THE STUPID OR THE WISE. FOR THE FIRST, AS SOON AS THE NEED IS GONE, THE FRIENDSHIP IS LOST WHILE FOR THE WISE, BECAUSE THEY ARE SELF SUFFICIENT, THEY DO NOT HAVE A NEED FOR FRIENDS.

An Athenian from the suburb of Erchia. He was the father of Isocrates, and a flute maker. Aristophanes and Strates were ironic to the occupation of Theodore in order to insult Isocrates. Theodore was pretty wealthy, and he gave his children a perfect education. At around 413BC however he lost everything and died, leaving behind 3 sons apart from Isocrates: Theodore, Telesippus and Diemnestus.