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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Examples are Lysimachus anntidosis 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.

The Antidosis can be viewed as a defense, an autobiographyor rhetorical treatise. The text is presented like a book with the Greek version on one side and the English version on the other.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Gildersleeve, Syntax of Classical GreekForms of the verbal predicate Cross-references in notes to this page 7: Purchase a copy of this text not necessarily the same edition from Amazon. There are links to each of the footnotes, and even some links to other texts that are referenced or connected somehow.

His purpose of this article is to show how examining the perspectives of historical figures on originality, such as Isocrates, helps historians understand both the development of our contemporary understandings of originality and that contemporary concepts of originality and plagiarism cannot be imposed on ancient cultures.


How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins. It is known that in his own life Isocrates did in fact go to court in isocrate own defense over an amount of money he was made to pay. Moreover, Yun Lee Too demonstrates how the narrative of ‘self’ in the Antidosis antkdosis to isocratds understood as a sophisticated amalgam of literary, rhetorical, philosophical, and antidoiss discourses.

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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. However, since Isocrates wrote it when isorates was 82 years old, it is generally seen by some people as an autobiography. Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue.

A Commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosis

Isocrates argues that native ability is necessary for becoming a good orator, along with a proper education on the subject and practical experience. How does one construct a role for oneself in the fourth-century democratic city? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Full search options are on the right side and top of the page. There is no specific mention of anything that would prove him innocent in this particular case. It was initially difficult to find the text because my searches were bringing up only texts which included my search words: 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.


The law inspired Isocrates’ Antidosiswhich was written in the form of a court case where Isocrates had to defend himself from a charge of corrupting the youth by teaching them how to speak well in order for them to gain an unfair advantage over their peers. His teaching has provided for civic-minded and properly educated citizens that contribute to the orderly running of the city-state.

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Extract from discourse To Nicocles. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Greek and Roman Materials. He tries to withdraw himself from the public interfering and intrusive efforts made into democratic politics.

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. Another idea by scholars is that early on in the AntidosisIsocrates reads aloud that he is being indicted for isocrahes his students.