Talk:Timon of Phlius

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Inspiration for Shakespeare?[edit]

I augmented the bit about Shakespeare's play, but it was already here. Comparing the dates for Timon and Alcibiades, I suspect that the legendary timon the Misanthrope may have been another figure entirely. However, what I've read of Timon and Sextus Empiricus does seem to fit with the character as presented by Lucian and Shakespeare. It does seem possible that one or both of these (not to mention Plutarch) worked elements of the little-known and badly-preserved philosopher into his legendary namesake. There probably needs to be some more detail here. I can't put this on the main page, because it's basically speculation on my part., but that paragraph ought to be improved beyond where I can take it. --Scottandrewhutchins 02:17, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

The inspiration for the Shakespeare play can be found at Timon of Athens (person). Jokestress 10:13, 22 December 2006 (UTC)


The article on Silloi says it's a general term for any satiric writings in ancient Greek, though the first of those writings were by Timon. This page says that Timon wrote the Silloi, not some Silloi. Should this be changed?