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Origin of the name TIMAEUS.
Etymology of the name TIMAEUS.
Meaning of the baby name TIMAEUS.


TIMAEUS.  The Latin form of Greek Timaios (q.v.), probably meaning "honorable."  But of Timaios, Timaeus and Timai, it is uncertain which came from which.  Also see notes under Bartimaios and Timeus.

TIMAEUS.  Of Tauromenium in Sicily, the celebrated historian, was the son of Andromachus, who collected the Naxian exiles, after their city had been destroyed by Dionysius, and settled them in the town of Tauromenium, which had been recently founded, and of which he became the tyrant, or supreme ruler, B.C. 358 (Diod. xvi. 7, comp. xiv. 59, with Wesseling's note)...
We do not know the exact date of the birth or death of Timaeus, but we can make an approximation to it, which cannot be very far from the truth.  We know that his history was brought down to B.C. 264 (Polyb. i. 5), and that he attained the age of ninety-six (Lucian, Macrob. 22).  Now as his father could not have been a very young man between B.C. 358 and 344, during which time he held the tyrannis of Tauromenium, we probably shall not be far wrong in placing the birth of Timaeus in B.C. 352, and his death in B.C. 256. (Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Smith, v.3, 1873)


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