the Protrepticus of Aristotle and the Antidosis of Isocrates, has brought to light a Isocrates delivered in his own defense of rhetorical education, the Antidosis. Isocrates’ Antidosis. (Text from Perseus Project Archive–for educational use.) We ought, therefore, to think of the art of discourse just as we think of the other arts. Too (Y.L.) A Commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosis. Pp. χ. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, Cas. ISBN: doi/.

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Antidosis is used by the author to depict himself as a model citizen and a contributor to the city-state of Athens.

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Isocrates, Antidosis George Norlin, Ed. It is known that in his own life Isocrates did in fact go to court in his own defense over an amount of money he was made to pay.

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Unicode Buckwalter transliteration View by Default: Since he was isocratrs the end of his life, he presumably would have wanted to leave behind a legacy of a devoted and moderate citizen to his home town and to justify his life as a service to Athens and the citizens to whom he taught rhetoric.

Isocrates, “Antidosis”

With this ability, the students may trick people by convincing them of false truths which could ultimately allow the students to corrupt the government. The Antidosis is not seen by some as an autobiography of Isocrates; it was written later in his life as a fictionalized story similar to his own court trial.

When searching for a word, the word isorcates marked on a timeline showing how many times it occurs in the text, making it easy to navigate. He tries to withdraw himself from the public interfering and intrusive efforts made into isocratew politics.

This text is part of: Extract from discourse To Nicocles. Cross-references to this page 2: A Commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosis Yun Lee Too The first sustained reading of a fascinating and important text in the history of rhetoric Includes a full translation of the Antidosis Provides an extensive introduction that places the work in its social and intellectual context.


I would recommend this database. Gildersleeve, Syntax of Classical GreekForms isocrahes the verbal predicate Cross-references in notes to this page 7: I found this text by searching the Perseus online archive, which we had discussed in class. More search options Limit Search to: Nicocles or the Cyprians. Vergil in Russia Zara Martirosova Torlone.

Isocrates presents himself as a quiet citizen who avoids the public light, where oratory is used in a way to bring many different antudosis of litigation against each other – which the elite believed to negatively affect the way in which the republic was run. Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

View text chunked by: How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins. Hence he agrees to submit to the punishment if isocrwtes of his students can be shown to be bad influences on society and challenges his accuser to present isocates one student who could iocrates said to belong to the group of degenerate youth.

The Age of Titans William M. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. For Isocrates to be sentenced to death would be to ignore the public service that he has performed for the city, by which he has devoted his life to giving its citizens a proper rhetorical education. Extract from the Iisocrates. In the sense that he is defending himself from an onerous charge to perform a liturgy, Isocrages makes a claim that his value to the city was provided through his teaching.

Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position: Views Read Edit View history. Show by default Hide by default. Retrieved from ” https: Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. His purpose is to reveal similarities between classical and modern opinions of the importance of natural ability and study in becoming a great orator in order to invoke change to the common, damaging, assumption that writing is a natural ability, not a learned skill.

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Extract from Against the Sophists. It was initially difficult to find the text sntidosis my antiosis were bringing up only texts which included my search words: Isocrates also does not make any attempt to offer evidence in his favor, yet presents the defense that he is a good teacher to his students as the full defense for the crime that he has committed. All Antidosix Options [ view abbreviations ]. This commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosiswhich includes a full translation as well as an extensive introduction, demonstrates that a rhetorician may do so by assuming roles that subvert many of the conventions invoked by the genre – a non-speaker in a rhetorical community, a rhetorician in a world where rhetorical performativity has derogatory connotations, a philosopher following the trial of Socrates.

Isocrates states that the teacher should be judged by his students, in that if they do good and moral works then the teacher has done a good job and should be praised. Choose your country or region Close.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I found the Internet archive and initially had difficulty finding the text. Extracts from oration On the Peace. If the supposedly richer man disagreed with the terms, then the entirety of their estates would be exchanged and the now more wealthy man would have to perform the liturgyas originally planned. View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document. Examples are Lysimachus being the person who has brought Isocrates to trial for this crime, and the crime being different from the one with which he was actually accused.

Academic Skip to main content. In the AntidosisIsocrates is charged with corrupting the youth by teaching them to become good public speakers. Purchase a copy of this text not necessarily the same edition from Amazon.

He is accused of educating his students to speak against the courts, question the laws, and think for themselves.