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The Greek Sophists

The Greek Sophists

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By mid-5th century BC, Athens was governed by democratic rule and power turned upon the ability of the citizen to command the attention of the people, and to sway the crowds of the assembly. It was the Sophists who understood the art of rhetoric and the importance of transforming effective reasoning into persuasive public speaking. Their enquiries - into the status

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By mid-5th century BC, Athens was governed by democratic rule and power turned upon the ability of the citizen to command the attention of the people, and to sway the crowds of the assembly. It was the Sophists who understood the art of rhetoric and the importance of transforming effective reasoning into persuasive public speaking. Their enquiries - into the status of women, slavery, the distinction between Greeks and barbarians, the existence of the gods, the origins of religion, and whether virtue can be taught - laid the groundwork for the insights of the next generation of thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140436891
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
609,933
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

JOHN DILLON is now Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College, Dublin.

TANIA GERGEL is a lecturer in Ancient Greek Philosophy in the Department of Classics at King's College, London.

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