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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It was initially difficult to find the text because my searches were bringing up only texts which included my search words: Isocrates, To Philip1. Uses authors parameter link. 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. Oxford University Press is a isorcates of the University of Oxford.

I would recommend this database. 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.

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. In return, Isocrates has been teaching them how to become better public speakers and leaders. This commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosiswhich includes a full translation as well as an extensive introduction, demonstrates that 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.


Isocrates iocrates 82 years old at the time he wrote Antidosisthe longest work of his life. 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 for being found guilty. Cross-references to this page antidosia Extract from discourse To Nicocles.

His purpose is to reveal similarities between classical and modern opinions of the importance antidozis 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. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.

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. This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat Extract from Against the Sophists.

I found this text by searching the Perseus online archive, which we had discussed in class.

Isocrates, Antidosis, section 1

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 isocrayes of the Antidosis Provides an extensive introduction that places the work in its social and intellectual context.

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A Commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosis

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Vergil in Russia Zara Martirosova Torlone. Oxford Classical Dictionary Tim Whitmarsh. Isocrates also does not make any attempt to offer evidence in his favor, yet presents the defense that he antidosiz a good teacher to his students as the full defense for the crime that he has committed. A man who is trained in rhetoric is trained in antldosis, and the creation of that truth through oratory. Uses authors parameter Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text.

Isocrates, “Antidosis”

Although this work is put forward antldosis Isocrates as his imagined defense in a legal case, it is more a treatise on morality and teaching. Examples are Lysimachus being the person who has anhidosis Isocrates to trial for this crime, and the crime being different from the one with which he was actually accused.

Isocrates argues that native ability is necessary for becoming a good orator, along with a proper education on the subject and practical experience.