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Antiphon (Antiphon)

( Greek sophist and he)

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Antiphon, Antiphon, from Rumney in Attica, ca. 480-411 years. BC. e., Greek sophist and he. For a long time worked Attic logograph, earning writing speeches for order or instruction public speaking. Thucydides (who, according to some sources, he was a pupil of A.) admires his outstanding intelligence and resourcefulness. And took an active part in the oligarchic conspiracy in 411, after which he was sentenced to death and executed. The ancients knew the 60 speeches of A., but Caecilius of Kaleakty recognized 25 of them are not true.

In the manuscripts under the name A. survived 15 speeches: 3 read aloud in court proceedings, . certainly written by A., . and 12 fictitious speeches, . grouped in 3 tetralogy: 1) charges of murder without specifying the culprit, and 2) charges of manslaughter, and 3) charges of murder in order to protect his own life, . authenticity of which is disputed,
. A. Three Speech delivered at the trials, it is: The prosecution stepmother of poisoning his father, written in a tragic manner, then the chorus O, where A. protects accidental murderer, a member of the choir, as well as the murder of Herodes, they are all created in 418-416 years. Papyrus found in Egypt, brought us fragments of protective speech, which gave a course on their own. Style speeches A. simple, but full of antitheses, the text is common poetic vocabulary. Wizard of argument, A. readily refers to the "credibility". In ancient times were known sophistic writings about truth, about consent, Politikos (Speech on the policies of or relating to urban life?), Attributed to A., but Germogen suggested that some other A. sophist.


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