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Usacheva Anna

SOCRATICS» AS ADDRESSES OF ISOCRATES’ EPIDEICTIC SPEECHES (Against the Sophists, Encomium of Helen, Busiris)


Usacheva Anna (2012) "SOCRATICS» AS ADDRESSES OF ISOCRATES’ EPIDEICTIC SPEECHES (Against the Sophists, Encomium of Helen, Busiris) ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia I : Bogoslovie. Filosofiia, 2012, vol. 41, pp. 87-96 (in Russian).

Abstract

This article analyses the three epideictic orations of Isocrates which are in themselves a precious testimony of the quality of intellectual life at the close of the fourth century before Christ. To this period belong also the Socratics who are generally seen as an important link between Socrates and Plato. The author of this article proposes a more productive approach to the study of Antisthenes, Euclid of Megara and other so-called Socratics, revealing them not as independent thinkers but rather as adherents of the sophistic school and also as teachers, thereby, including them among those who took part in the educative activity of their time.

Keywords

SOCRATICS, ANTISTHENES, EUCLIDES OF MEGARA, ISOCRATES, EPIDEICTIC SPEECHES OF ISOCRATES, SOPHISTS, PYTHAGOREANS

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Usacheva Anna

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