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Antiphon the sophist

Antiphon the sophist

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, U.K, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Antiphon, -- ca. 480-411 B.C,
  • Sophists (Greek philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    Text in English and Greek.

    Other titlesFragments
    Statementedited with introduction, translation, and commentary by Gerard J. Pendrick.
    SeriesCambridge classical texts and commentaries -- 39.
    ContributionsPendrick, Gerard J.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 472 p. ;
    Number of Pages472
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15569216M
    ISBN 100521651611
    OCLC/WorldCa48194736

    Two major sophistic works are ascribed to Antiphon, Truth (Alētheia, in two books) and Concord (Homonoia).The former has attracted more scholarly attention, especially since the discovery of substantial papyrus fragments early in the twentieth century, which contain the longest continuous texts and are of great philosophical interest (44 DK, 90–92M).¹ Concord is of less philosophical. Paraphrased from The Older Sophists by Sprague. Sources describing his life [from FdV + Sprague] Suda Hermogenes, De Ideis II. 2nd century CE: already, Antiphon the historical person is known only through old books. Hermogenes is trying to figure out if there were indeed two Antiphons in the 5th century BCE, and decides that there were.

    page 50 note 2 Dover, op. cit. p. 60, ‘Can any light be thrown on the “mystery” of the two Antiphons? I doubt it, because of the fragmentary nature of the Sophist's works, their fundamental difference of genre from the speeches, and the difficulty of dating them. For these reasons the linguistic criteria offered by Bignone, (Studi, pp. ff.) and Luria, (Riv. Fil. LIV . Sophist were one and the same person. Something is known of the political career of Antiphon the orator, and if the identification is sound, we would at least know that the Sophist had belonged to the extreme right wing in politics and probably met his death in b.c.

    If so, Antiphon the Sophist was a rhetorician, seer and interpreter of dreams. His chief work was called Truth ; of this a portion has been discovered in an Oxyrhynchus papyrus. Other works were rhetorical essays On Concord, and on The State, or The . The most disputed question about Antiphon's life is whether the orator is the same person as the author of two "sophistic" treatises, On Truth and On Concord, that were assigned to him in antiquity, or whether there was at the time another Antiphon, a sophist, who is portrayed in Xenophon's Memorabilia There were many Antiphons in.


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This book is about an ancient Greek philosopher named Antiphon, a contemporary of Socrates who lived in the fifth century BC in Athens. Antiphon wrote several major works, which have survived only in very fragmentary form. All that is known about these works as well as about Antiphon himself is collected by: This edition collects all the surviving evidence for the fifth-century BCE Athenian sophist Antiphon and presents it together with a translation and a full commentary, which assesses its reliability and significance.

Although Antiphon is not as familiar a figure as sophists such as Protagoras and Gorgias, substantial fragments have survived from his major works, On Truth. Antiphon the Sophist by Antiphon,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(6). Through an analysis of all these writings, this book convincingly argues that they were composed by a single individual, Antiphon the Athenian.

Michael Gagarin sets close readings of individual works within a wider discussion of the fifth-century Athenian intellectual climate and the philosophical ferment known as the sophistic movement.

Buy Antiphon the Sophist: The Fragments (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries) 1 by Pendrick, Gerard J. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2).

Antiphon was a fifth-century Athenian intellectual (ca. BCE) who created the profession of speechwriting while serving as an influential and highly sought-out adviser to litigants in the Athenian courts.

Three of his speeches are preserved, together with three sets of Tetralogies (four hypothetical paired speeches), whose authenticity is sometimes doubted.5/5(1). Antiphon The Sophist written by Antiphon and has been published by Cambridge University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on with Literary Collections categories.

Complete edition, including a translation, of all the evidence for this philosophical contemporary of Socrates. Antiphon the Sophist was a younger contemporary of Socrates. He was the author of the treatise On Truth, only fragments of which survive.

The Antiphon fragments in A Presocratics Reader very nicely encapsulate the attitudes of the Sophists, showing how they really were related to the Greek natural philosophers.

Antiphon's various identities—logographer, Sophist, political adviser, political leader, even dream-interpreter—suggest not so much a multiplicity of persons with the same name living and working in roughly the same time and place, but rather a single individual with a wide-ranging mind, ready to tackle most of the diverse intellectual.

Throughout his career Gagarin has been interested in Athenian law and the Athenian orators. In this book he seeks to show — as he has already argued in GRBS 31 (), and in his article on Antiphon in the 3rd edition of the OCD — that one and the same Antiphon was author of the law-court speeches attributed to Antiphon (1, 5, 6), of the three Tetralogies (2, 3, 4).

Since the title of this book is The First Philosophers, and since I incline to the view that they are two people, I have not here included any of Antiphon of Rhamnus’ excellent speeches, but reproduce the evidence for the philosophical activities of Antiphon the Sophist and fragments from his famous books On Truth and On Concord, though he.

Until now, the standard collection of the fragments of "Antiphon the Sophist" was the magisterial work of Diels-Kranz (Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 6 th ed.

vol. 2, [Berlin ]), who established the order and numbering of fragments used by almost all scholars since, including Untersteiner (Sofisti, vol. 4, [Florence ]).Much has been written about Antiphon. Antiphon the sophist should not be confused with Antiphon of Rhamnus, who argued a starkly different political philosophy than Antiphon the sophist.

One of the earliest arguments for anarchism (I think it is presented in this book) said, in a sense: "Why subscribe to the law if/5.

Antiphon, Sophist and Athenian: A Discussion of Michael Gagarin, Antiphon the Athenian, and Gerard J. Pendrick, Antiphon the Sophist. Paul Woodruff - - In David Sedley (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Xxvi: Summer Oxford University Press.

The sophist Antiphon lived in Athens in the fifth century BCE, where he was a contemporary of Socrates. He wrote several major works, which have survived only in very fragmentary form.

Through an analysis of all these writings, this book convincingly argues that they were composed by a single individual, Antiphon the Athenian. Michael Gagarin sets close readings of individual works within a wider discussion of the fifth-century Athenian intellectual climate and the philosophical ferment known as the sophistic by: Antiphon, (flourished c.

— bc, Athens), orator and statesman, the earliest Athenian known to have taken up rhetoric as a profession. He was a logographos; i.e., a writer of speeches for other men to deliver in their defense in court, a function that was particularly useful in the climate of accusation and counter-accusation that prevailed in Athens at the conclusion of the.

This book convincingly argues that Antiphon the orator and Antiphon the Sophist were the same person. The sophist Antiphon lived in Athens in the fifth century BCE, where he was a contemporary of Socrates. He wrote several major works, which have survived only in very fragmentary form.

This is a complete edition, with translation, of all the evidence both for these works and for Antiphon. Books, Toys, Games and much more. and his edition of the fragments of the sophist Antiphon appeared in the Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries series published by Cambridge University Press in He is currently at work on a short article on Virgil's Aeneid as well as on a monograph about the origins of natural law theory in Price: $.

Antiphon the sophist is probably best known for his contribution to the fifth-century debate over the relationship between law and nature, for his attempt to square the circle or for his example of the ‘buried bed’, which induced Aristotle to ascribe to him the view that the matter, and not the form, of natural objects should be regarded as their nature.By mid-5th century BC, Athens was governed by democratic rule and power turned upon the ability of the citizen to command the attention of the people, and to sway the crowds of the assembly.

It was the Sophists who understood the art of rhetoric and the importance of transforming effective reasoning into persuasive public speaking.It also deals with the controversial question of the identity of Antiphon the sophist in relation to Antiphon of Rhamnus and other men of the same name.

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