Lives of the Sophists

by Philostratus

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“Lives of the Sophists”, written between 231 and 237 AD, is a semi-biographical history of the Greek sophists. The book is dedicated to a consul Antonius Gordianus, perhaps one of the two Gordians who were killed in 238. The work is divided into two parts: the first dealing with the ancient Sophists, e.g. Gorgias, the second with the later school, e.g. Herodes Atticus. The Lives are not in the true sense biographical, but rather picturesque impressions of leading representatives of an attitude of mind full of curiosity, alert and versatile, but lacking scientific method, preferring the external excellence of style and manner to the solid achievements of serious writing. The philosopher, as he says, investigates truth; the sophist embellishes it, and takes it for granted.



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bound: 154 pages
publisher: Independently published (April 17, 2017)
lang: English
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isbn: 1521088896, 978-1521088890,
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In ...Philostratus and Eunapius the lives of the SophistsA key figure in the emergence of this new type of sophist was Protagoras of Abdera, a subject city of the Athenian empire on the north coast of the Aegean.The sophists were itinerant professional teachers and intellectuals who frequented Athens and other Greek cities in the second half of the fifth century B.C.EEunapius: Lives of the Philosophers and SophistsLives of the philosophers and Sophists Wright Wilmer ...Chapter 2 :The GREEKSProtagoras134) (9780674991491): Philostratus, Eunapius, Wilmer ...In Lives of the Sophists, Philostratus (second to third century CE) depicts the widespread influence of Sophistic in the second and third centuries CE

Lives of ...Lives of the Sophists may refer to: a book by Eunapius; a book by Philostratus; See alsoEunapius: Lives of the Philosophers and SophistsLives of the Sophistsremove-circle ..Lives of the philosophers and Sophists; Wright, Wilmer Cave FranceLives and Opinions of Eminent PhilosophersGordian was an elderly senator with a taste for literatureIn ...Philostratus and Eunapius the lives of the SophistsThey were gifted with speech.Philostratus: Lives of the SophistsEunapius: Lives of the Philosophers (Loeb Classical Library NoEunapius: Lives of the Philosophers and Sophists

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