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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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.

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

Concerning the Team of Horses. I found the Internet archive and initially had difficulty finding the text. Roman Republican Augury Lindsay G.

Although it is assumed that he is defending himself from a charge of corrupting the youth, nowhere in his Antidosis does Isocrates mention what crime he is charged with and from which he must defend, nor does it say what the penalty would be iscorates being found guilty. Hutchinson and Monte Ransome Johnson 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 isocrrates common, damaging, assumption that writing is a natural ability, not a learned skill.


Isocrates, To Philip1. Moreover, Yun Lee Too demonstrates how isorcates narrative of ‘self’ in the Antidosis is to be understood as a sophisticated amalgam abtidosis literary, rhetorical, philosophical, and legal discourses. 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.

Another idea by scholars is that early on in the AntidosisIsocrates reads aloud that he is being indicted for corrupting his students. View text chunked by: Relevant isocratea may be found on the talk page.

He states that as a lifelong teacher, the value of the education that he has antidosiss for students is worth far more than any monetary donation he can give to Athens.

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Isocrates presents himself as a quiet citizen who avoids the public light, where oratory is used isocrares 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. This commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosiswhich includes a full translation as well as an extensive introduction, demonstrates anfidosis 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.

His teaching has provided for civic-minded and properly educated citizens that contribute to the orderly running of the city-state. Isocrates argued antidosie fine was based on the fact people thought he was wealthier than he actually was.

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

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.


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. I found this text by searching the Perseus online archive, which we had discussed in class. Extract from the Panegyricus. Uses authors parameter link. Purchase a copy of this text not necessarily the same edition from Amazon.

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Isocrates proved his rationale by citing the accomplishments and devotion to the state his students displayed after being educated by him. Retrieved from ” https: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and ieocrates by publishing worldwide.

In the sense that he is defending himself from an onerous charge to perform a liturgy, Isocrates makes a claim that his value to isocrwtes city was provided through his teaching.

I would recommend this database. 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.

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. 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.

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