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.

More Information at: Isocrates – Wikipedia

Additional Articles associated with this person’s firsts:

[/su_column]

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

[/su_row]


Additional Information:

  • 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.

Publication of the First Bill of Exchange

Isocrates wrote the Discourse on Banking, a Bill of exchange circa 390 BCE in Athens, Greece. Continue reading

Archeologists Uncover Ancient City Building Plots

Archeologists uncover building uniform plot sizes in the ancient city of Titris Hoyuk, Turkey, near Syria dating back to circa 2000 BCE. Continue reading

Flavius Josephus

Titus Flavius Josephus (/dʒoʊˈsiːfəs/; Greek: Φλάβιος Ἰώσηπος; 37 – c. 100), born Yosef ben Matityahu (Hebrew: יוסף בן מתתיהו, Yosef ben Matityahu; Greek: Ἰώσηπος Ματθίου παῖς), was a first-century Romano-Jewish historian who was born in Jerusalem—then part of Roman Judea—to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry. Continue reading

Liberal Arts Course Taught in Ancient Athens

LIberal arts were taught at higher education institutions in Athens, Greece, circa 393 BCE Continue reading

Publication of Book II of Contra Apionem

Greek writer Apion wrote the Book II of Contra Apionem (Against Apion) about anti-Semitic libel in 85 AD, Continue reading

Greek Design Caryatid Columns

The Treasury of the Cnidians in Delphi, Greece was built circa 550 BCE with Greek design Caryatid columns. Continue reading

Zeno of Citium Founds Stoic Philosophy

Zeno of Citium was the founder of the Stoic philosophy beginning in Cyprus. Continue reading

Pyrrho of Elis Founds Dogmatic Skepticism

Pyrrho of Elis of Greece, founder of one of the two ancient branches of Skepticism who lived from 365-275 BCE. Continue reading

Herophilus

Herophilos (/hɪˈrɒfɪləs/; Greek: Ἡρόφιλος; 335–280 BC), sometimes Latinised Herophilus, was a Greek physician deemed to be among the earliest anatomists. Continue reading