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Theon may refer to:

People with the surname

  • Aelius Theon (mid to late first century A.D.), teacher of rhetorics
  • Alma Theon (1843-1908), clairvoyant and occultist
  • Max Théon (1848-1927), kabbalist and occultist

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

THEON, of Samos, Greek painter of the age of Alexander the Great, is mentioned by Quintilian as a good artist of the second rank. If we may trust the somewhat flimsy stories told about him, his forte consisted in a lifelike, or perhaps, as Brunn (Kilnstlergeschichte, ii. 2S3) puts it, a theatrical representation of action. His figures were said to start out of the picture. He chose such congenial subjects as the madness of Orestes, and a soldier rushing to battle. Another painter, Theorus, is mentioned, whom Brunn regards as identical with Theon.


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