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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The Antidosis can be viewed as a defense, an autobiographyor rhetorical treatise. Another important topic is natural talent.

To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Oxford Classical Dictionary Tim Whitmarsh. There is no specific mention of anything that would prove him innocent in this particular case.

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. Isocratic Ambivalence and the Ethics of Composition. Views Read Edit View history. All Search Options [ view abbreviations ]. 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.

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His teaching has provided for civic-minded and properly educated citizens that contribute to the orderly running of the city-state. If the discourse which is now about to be read 1 had been like the speeches which are produced either for the law-courts 2 or for oratorical display, 3 I should not, I suppose, have prefaced it by any explanation. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. A man who is trained in rhetoric is trained in truth, and the creation of that truth through oratory.

Isocrates proved his rationale by citing the accomplishments and devotion to the state his students displayed after being educated by him. He tries to withdraw himself from the public interfering and intrusive efforts made into democratic politics. 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. In the sense that he is defending himself from an onerous charge to perform a liturgy, Isocrates makes a claim that his value to the city was provided through his teaching.


Hutchinson and Monte Johnson pointed out [6]. There are links to each of the footnotes, and even some links to other texts that are referenced or connected somehow. Choose your country or region Close. Hutchinson and Monte Ransome Johnson 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.

Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue. 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. Extract from Against the Sophists. Vergil in Russia Zara Martirosova Torlone. The Age of Titans William M. Search the Perseus Catalog for: 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.

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Nicocles or the Cyprians. 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.

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Extract from discourse To Nicocles. Isocrates presents himself as a quiet citizen who avoids the public 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 in which the republic was run.

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. I would recommend this database. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Since, however, it is novel and different in character, it is necessary to begin by setting forth the reasons why I chose to write a discourse so unlike any other; for if I neglected to make this clear, my speech would, no doubt, impress many as curious and strange.

Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position: Antidosis is used by the author to depict himself as a model citizen and a contributor to the city-state of Athens. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. 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.

Isocrates, “Antidosis”

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This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. 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.

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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.

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