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Isocrates Volume I#209
The importance of Isocrates for the study of Greek civilisation of the fourth century BCE is indisputable. From 403 to 393 he wrote speeches for Athenian law courts, and then became a teacher of composition for would-be orators. After setting up a school of rhetoric in Chios he returned to Athens and established there a free school of 'philosophia' involving a practical ed ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published January 1st 1928 by Harvard University Press
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A valuable portrait of Classical Athens, told by a cantankerous, deeply earnest, sometimes very wise old man. The intro essays are brief, to the point, and useful. With Greek and English versions of the same passages side-by-side, it's an excellent pocket edition for neophytes or established scholars.
Isocrates (/aɪ.ˈsɒk.rə.ˌtiːz/; Ancient Greek: Ἰσοκράτης; 436–338 BC), an ancient Greek rhetorician, was one of the ten Attic orators. Among the most influential Greek rhetoricians of his time, Isocrates made many contributions to rhetoric and education through his teaching and written works.More about Isocrates...