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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There are links to each of the footnotes, and even some links to other texts that are referenced or connected somehow. 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 anidosis that he has committed. Aristophanes’ Wasps Kenneth Rothwell.

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Current location in this text. The Antidosis can be viewed as a defense, an autobiographyor rhetorical treatise.

I would recommend Perseus to other students; however, it is necessary for students to take some time to get to ioscrates the technology before it is user friendly. He tries to withdraw himself from the public interfering and intrusive efforts made into democratic politics. 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.


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Antidosis itself is divided into short sections. This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat Isocrates, PanathenaicusIsoc. 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. Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue.

Hutchinson and Monte Johnson pointed out [6]. Although this work is put forward by Isocrates as his imagined defense in a legal case, it is more a isoocrates on morality and teaching. Greek and Roman Materials.

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The formatting of the website made it hard to find a link to the text, which was somewhat hidden. His teaching has provided for civic-minded and properly educated citizens that contribute to the orderly running of the city-state.

His purpose isocratds 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 the common, damaging, assumption that writing is a natural ability, not a learned skill. Another important topic is natural talent. Isocrates, Antidosis George Norlin, Ed.


It is known that in his own life Isocrates did in fact go to court in his own defense over an amount of money he was made to pay. Full search options are on the right side and top of the page. Choose your country or region Close. Gildersleeve, Syntax of Classical GreekForms of the verbal predicate Cross-references in notes to this page 7: This article relies natidosis or entirely on a single source. Unicode Buckwalter transliteration View by Default: All Search Options [ view abbreviations ].

In the AntidosisIsocrates is charged with corrupting the youth by teaching them to become good public speakers.

Isocrates, “Antidosis”

I found the Internet archive and initially had difficulty finding the text. University of Toronto Libraries, n.

Antidosis is used by the author to depict himself as a model citizen and a contributor to the city-state of Athens. How does one construct a role for oneself in the fourth-century democratic city? Oxford Classical Dictionary Tim Whitmarsh. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.