THEODORUS

Athens, 340 - approx. 250 B.C.
GREAT MEN SHOULD NOT BE SACRIFICED FOR THEIR COUNTRY, BECAUSE THERE IS NO REASON FOR PRUDENCE TO BE DESTROYED FOR THE FOOLISH TO BENEFIT.

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.