Isocrates

Isocrates (/aɪˈsɒkrəˌtiːz/; Greek: Ἰσοκράτης [isokrátɛ̂ːs]; 436–338 BC), an ancient Greek rhetorician, was one of the ten Attic orators. Among the most influential Greek rhetoricians of his time, Isocrates made many contributions to rhetoric and education through his teaching and written works.

Greek rhetoric is commonly traced to Corax of Syracuse, who first formulated a set of rhetorical rules in the fifth century BC. His pupil Tisias was influential in the development of the rhetoric of the courtroom, and by some accounts was the teacher of Isocrates. Within two generations, rhetoric had become an important art, its growth driven by social and political changes such as democracy and courts of law.

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Name(s):
      Isocrates
Birth:
      436 BC, Athens, Greece
Death:
      338 BC, Athens, Greece
Books:
      Panegyricus,
      Isocrates I,
      Adversus sophistas
Influenced by:
      Plato,
      Socrates,
      Gorgias

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  • Isocrates – Wikipedia
    Isocrates (/aɪˈsɒkrəˌtiːz/; Greek: Ἰσοκράτης [isokrátɛ̂ːs]; 436–338 BC), an ancient Greek rhetorician, was one of the ten Attic orators. Among the most influential Greek rhetoricians of his time, Isocrates made many contributions to rhetoric and education through his teaching and written works.
  • Isocrates | Greek orator and rhetorician | Britannica
    Isocrates, (born 436 bc, Athens—died 338, Athens), ancient Athenian orator, rhetorician, and teacher whose writings are an important historical source on the intellectual and political life of the Athens of his day.
  • J.F. Dobson, The Greek Orators, Isocrates
    Isocrates was born in 436 B.C., and lived to the remarkable age of ninety-seven in full possession of his faculties. His childhood and youth were passed amid the …
  • Isocrates – Wikiquote
    Isocrates (436–338 BC), an ancient Greek rhetorician, was one of the ten Attic orators. Among the most influential Greek rhetoricians of his time, Isocrates made …
  • Isocrates Facts – Biography – YourDictionary
    Isocrates (436-338 B.C.) was the fourth of the famous 10 Attic Greek orators. Though not an original thinker, he was an exceptional speech writer and teacher who exerted great influence on his contemporaries. Isocrates was one of five children of Theodorus of Erchia, a flute manufacturer, and his wife Heduto.

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Occupation:
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Location:
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