The Great Sophists in Periclean Athens

The Great Sophists in Periclean Athens The arrival of the Sophists in Athens in the middle of the fifth century B C was a major intellectual event for they brought with them a new method of teaching founded on rhetoric and bold doctrines

  • Title: The Great Sophists in Periclean Athens
  • Author: Jacqueline de Romilly
  • ISBN: 9780198238072
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • The arrival of the Sophists in Athens in the middle of the fifth century B.C was a major intellectual event, for they brought with them a new method of teaching founded on rhetoric and bold doctrines which broke away from tradition In this book de Romilly investigates the reasons for the initial success of the Sophists and the reaction against them, in the context of theThe arrival of the Sophists in Athens in the middle of the fifth century B.C was a major intellectual event, for they brought with them a new method of teaching founded on rhetoric and bold doctrines which broke away from tradition In this book de Romilly investigates the reasons for the initial success of the Sophists and the reaction against them, in the context of the culture and civilization of classical Athens.

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    1. A stellar book.Anything by de Romilly is worth reading -- This one is especially good:amazon/loi-dans-pensée-For anyone interested in the Sophistic movement, she is much better and more reliable than Guthrie

    2. To call someone a sophist is an insult. It shouldn't be. Insults should be more specific.In this contemporary classic Jacquline de Romilly demonstrates that the Sophists of fifth century BC Athens were a diverse and important group of thinkers who have been given a bad rap over the centuries. In particular, Protagoras, Gorgias and Prodicus brought important new perspectives – substantive and methodological – to the process of thinking about the world and humanity's place in it. Their works m [...]

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