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Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb

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By Richard Claverhouse Jebb

Sir Richard Claverhouse (R. C.) Jebb (1841-1905) was once a well known classical pupil and flesh presser. Jebb used to be collage Orator at Cambridge prior to changing into Professor of Greek at Glasgow in 1875, and at last returning to Cambridge as Regius Professor. His many guides comprise books on Greek oratory, Homer, and sleek Greece in addition to variants of old Greek drama. The two-volume Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos (1876) used to be written with basic goals: to take care of an important yet frequently overlooked portion of Greek literature, Attic prose oratory, and to situate that oratory inside of its social and political contexts. Jebb analyses a couple of rhetors from the interval ahead of Demosthenes, offering an intensive evaluate of the style in this 'best interval of Athens'. quantity 2 specializes in the lives, ancient contexts, and works of Isokrates and Isaeos earlier than studying the decline and revival of Greek oratory.

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The letter or pamphlet which bears his name was addressed to him by Isokrates about April in 346. Philip is summoned as a Greek and a descendant of Herakles to levy war against Asia. Either he will conquer Persia, or at least he will detach from it all that lies westJason, Grote x. 266 (ch. 78): Cur- vi. § 1. 1 tius iv. 443. Isokrates notices Philippos § 81. As to the Jason's talk of going to Asia in Letter itself {Ep. ) see below. 3 the Philippos (Or. ) § 119; Ep. ix. § 13. their personal friendship in Ep.

65. s See esp. Antid. § 203. 4 rpih r) reTTapes T£>V dyeXaiav o-ixpurTuv, Panath. [xn] § IS. 6 Helen. Encom. [x] § 1. 42 THE ATTIC ORATORS. [OHAP. or deliberative) discourse; who professed to give a training, based on Rhetoric, for practical life1. Anaumi of The power of speaking, coherently and effectively, l Sophistic to journalism. m a L °. 1 ,. law-court, in a public assembly or a t a public festival, held a place in old Greek life roughly analogous to that which the journalistic faculty holds in modern Europe.

17. ) MaKp6/3iot § 23: (5) [Plut] Fit. Isocr. § 14: (6) Anon. Biogr. 's Isoer. p. xn). —LIFE. 33 Isokrates was buried on a piece of rising ground near the Kynosarges,—a sanctuary of Herakles, with a gymnasium, just outside the Diomeian Gate on the east side of Athens 1 . The tombs of his kindred were there,—covered once by six tablets of stone, which had disappeared, however, before the Plutarchic Life was written. On the tomb of Isokrates himself was a column about forty-five feet high, crowned with the image of a siren,-—• a symbol of winning eloquence in which only a thoroughly modern ingenuity could discover an unconscious irony.

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