A Commentary On Isocrates' Antidosis
How does one construct a role for oneself in the fourth-century democratic city? This commentary on Isocrates'Antidosis , which includes a full translation as well as an extensive introduction, demonstrates that a rhetorician may do so by assuming roles that subvert many of the conventions invoked by the genre - a non-speaker in a rhetorical community, a rhetorician in a world where rhetorical performativity has derogatory connotations, a philosopher following the trial of Socrates. Moreover, Yun Lee Too demonstrates how the narrative of 'self' in theAntidosis is to be understood as a sophisticated amalgam of literary, rhetorical, philosophical, and legal discourses.
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- Format: Hardcover
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- Language: English
- Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
- ISBN-13: 9780199238071
- ISBN: 0199238073
- Publication Year: 2008