6. A Syracusan who joined in a conspiracy against the life of the tyrant Hieronymus. Being seized and put to the torture, he concealed the names of all his real accomplices, and accused Thrason, the leader of the opposite party, who was put to death in consequence. (Liv. 24.7
It is difficult to conceive that the life of Theodotus himself would be spared, but we find him (or another person of the same name) mentioned shortly after among the conspirators who assassinated Hieronymus at Leontini, B. C. 214. On that occasion casion he hastened with Sosis to Syracuse (Id. 24.21), and his name is associated with the latter during the transactions that followed [SOSIS]. His subsequent fate is unknown.