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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Isocrates, “Antidosis”

Roman Republican Augury Lindsay G. Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text. Extract from the Panegyricus. Once I found the link to the full text version, I found the display easy to read and easily searchable. Views Read Edit View history.

Marzluf engages scholarly audiences who are interested in the fields of classic Greek rhetoric and modern composition theory by connecting these two fields and examining how classic opinions of aptitude are still prevalent in current composition studies, especially the area of basic writing.

He claimed this distorted perception of his wealth was due to his popularity as a public figure.

Since he was nearing 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.

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 antidosie introduction that places the work in its social and intellectual context.

Isocrates presents himself as a quiet citizen who avoids the sntidosis light, where oratory is used in a way to bring many different cases of litigation against each other – which the elite believed to negatively affect the way ieocrates which the republic was run.


The Age of Titans William M. He tries to withdraw himself from the public interfering and intrusive efforts made into democratic antidisis. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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. Duncan Garrow and Chris Gosden.

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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Moreover, Yun Lee Too demonstrates how the narrative of ‘self’ in the Antidosis is to be understood as a sophisticated amalgam of literary, rhetorical, philosophical, and legal discourses. Purchase a copy of this text not necessarily the same edition from Amazon. This text is part of: View a map of the most frequently mentioned isoctates in this document.

Hence he agrees to submit to the punishment if any of his students can be shown to be bad influences on society and challenges his accuser to present even one student who could be said to belong to the group of degenerate youth.

Antidosis is used by the author to depict himself as a model citizen and a contributor to the city-state of Athens. Nicocles or the Cyprians. He is accused of educating his students to speak against the courts, question the laws, and think for themselves. He states that as a lifelong teacher, the value of the education that he has provided for students is worth far more than any monetary donation he can give to Athens.


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.

A Commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosis

Aristophanes’ Wasps Kenneth Rothwell. 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. I would recommend Perseus to other students; however, it is necessary for students to take some time to get to know the technology before it is user friendly. Vergil in Russia Zara Martirosova Torlone. Isocrates, To Philip1.

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How does one construct a role for oneself in the fourth-century democratic city? Cross-references to this page 2: Isocrates proves his innocence by showing, that through teaching his students rhetoric, he is teaching them how to become better citizens and leaders of Athens.

Isocrates argues that native ability is necessary for becoming a good orator, along with a proper education on the subject and practical experience. 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.