Ancient Greek rhetoricians

2017-07-29T14:38:49+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Corax of Syracuse, Theodectes, Alcidamas, Lucian, Demades, Libanius, Maximus of Tyre, Himerius, Zoilus, Anaximenes of Lampsacus, Aspasia, Isaeus, Lycurgus of Athens, Tisias, Andocides, Castor of Rhodes, Herodes Atticus, Hypereides, Antiphon (orator), Theopompus, Caecilius of Calacte, Callistratus of Aphidnae, Hermogenes of Tarsus, Apsines, Hermagoras of Temnos, Alexander Numenius, Theodorus of Gadara, Gorgias, Heracleides (rhetor), Alcimus (rhetorician), Polus, Aphareus (writer), Aelius Theon, Apollodorus of Pergamon, Lesbonax, Protagoras, Androtion flashcards Ancient Greek rhetoricians
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  • Corax of Syracuse
    Corax (Greek: Κόραξ, Korax; fl. 5th century BC) was one of the founders (along with Tisias) of ancient Greek rhetoric.
  • Theodectes
    Theodectes (Greek: Θεοδέκτης; c. 380 – c. 340 BCE) was a Greek rhetorician and tragic poet, of Phaselis in Lycia.
  • Alcidamas
    Alcidamas (Greek: Ἀλκιδάμας), of Elaea, in Aeolis, Greek sophist and rhetorician, flourished in the 4th century BC.
  • Lucian
    Lucian of Samosata (/ˈluːʃən, ˈluːsiən/; Ancient Greek: Λουκιανὸς ὁ Σαμοσατεύς, Latin: Lucianus Samosatensis; about 125 CE – after 180 CE) was a rhetorician and satirist who wrote in the Greek language during the Second Sophistic.
  • Demades
    Demades (Greek: Δημάδης, c. 380 – c. 318 BC) was an Athenian orator and demagogue.
  • Libanius
    Libanius (Greek: Λιβάνιος, Libanios; c. 314 – 392 or 393) was a Greek teacher of rhetoric of the Sophist school.
  • Maximus of Tyre
    Maximus of Tyre (Greek: Μάξιμος Τύριος; fl. late 2nd century AD), also known as Cassius Maximus Tyrius, was a Greek rhetorician and philosopher who lived in the time of the Antonines and Commodus.
  • Himerius
    Himerius (Greek: Ἱμέριος; c. 315 – c. 386) was a Greek sophist and rhetorician.
  • Zoilus
    Zoilus or Zoilos (Greek: Ζωΐλος; c. 400 – 320 BC) was a Greek grammarian, Cynic philosopher, and literary critic from Amphipolis in East Macedonia, then known as Thrace.
  • Anaximenes of Lampsacus
    Anaximenes of Lampsacus (Ancient Greek: Ἀναξιμένης ὁ Λαμψακηνός) (c. 380 – 320 BC) was a Greek rhetorician and historian.
  • Aspasia
    Aspasia (/æˈspeɪʒiə, æˈspeɪziə, æˈspeɪʒə, æˈspeɪʃə/; Greek: Ἀσπασία; c. 470 BC – c. 400 BC) was an influential immigrant to Classical-era Athens who was the lover and partner of the statesman Pericles.
  • Isaeus
    Isaeus (Greek: Ἰσαῖος Isaios; fl. early 4th century BC) was one of the ten Attic Orators according to the Alexandrian canon.
  • Lycurgus of Athens
    Lycurgus (/laɪˈkɜːrɡəs/; Greek: Λυκοῦργος Lykourgos; c. 390 – 324 BC) was a logographer in Ancient Greece.
  • Tisias
    Tisias (/ˈtɪsiəs/; Greek: Τεισίας; fl. 5th century BC), along with Corax of Syracuse, was one of the founders of ancient Greek rhetoric.
  • Andocides
    Andocides (/ˌændoʊˈsaɪdiːz/; Greek: Ἀνδοκίδης, Andokides; c. 440 – c. 390 BC) was a logographer (speech writer) in Ancient Greece.
  • Castor of Rhodes
    Castor of Rhodes (Greek: Κάστωρ ὁ Ῥόδιος; also known as Castor of Massalia or Castor of Galatia according to Suidas) was a Greek grammarian and rhetorician, surnamed Philoromaeus, and is usually believed to have lived about the time of Cicero and Julius Caesar.
  • Herodes Atticus
    Herodes Atticus (Greek: Ἡρῴδης ὁ Ἀττικός, Hērōidēs ho Attikos; AD 101–177), or Atticus Herodes, was a distinguished and rich Greek aristocrat and sophist who served as a Roman senator.
  • Hypereides
    Hypereides or Hyperides (Greek: Ὑπερείδης, Hypereidēs; c. 390 – 322 BCE; English pronunciation with the stress variably on the penultimate or antepenultimate syllable) was an Athenian logographer (speech writer).
  • Antiphon (orator)
    Antiphon the Sophist (/ˈæntəˌfɒn, -ən/; Greek: Ἀντιφῶν) lived in Athens probably in the last two decades of the 5th century BC.
  • Theopompus
    Theopompus (Greek: Θεόπομπος; c. 380 BC – c. 315 BC) was a Greek historian and rhetorician.
  • Caecilius of Calacte
    Caecilius (/sɪˈsiːliəs/), of Calacte in Sicily, Greek rhetorician, flourished at Rome during the reign of Augustus.
  • Callistratus of Aphidnae
    Callistratus of Aphidnae (Greek: Καλλίστρατος Kallistratos; died 350s BC) was an Athenian orator and general in the 4th century BCE.
  • Hermogenes of Tarsus
    Hermogenes of Tarsus (Greek: Ἑρμογένης ὁ Ταρσεύς) was a Greek rhetorician, surnamed The Polisher (Ξυστήρ).
  • Apsines
    Apsines of Gadara (Greek: Ἀψίνης ὁ Γαδαρεύς; fl. 3rd century AD) was a Greek rhetorician.
  • Hermagoras of Temnos
    Hermagoras (Greek Ερμαγόρας, fl. 1st century BC), of Temnos, was an Ancient Greek rhetorician of the Rhodian school and teacher of rhetoric in Rome.
  • Alexander Numenius
    Alexander Numenius (Gr. Ἀλέξανδρος), or (according to the Suda) Alexander, son of Numenius, was a Greek rhetorician who flourished in the first half of the 2nd century.
  • Theodorus of Gadara
    Theodorus of Gadara (Greek: Θεόδωρος ὁ Γαδαρεύς) was a Greek rhetorician of the 1st century BC who founded a rhetorical school in Gadara (present-day Um Qais, Jordan), where he taught future Roman emperor Tiberius the art of rhetoric.
  • Gorgias
    Gorgias (/ˈɡɔːrdʒiəs/; Greek: Γοργίας Ancient Greek: [ɡorɡíaːs]; c. 485 – c. 380 BC) was a Greek sophist, Italiote, pre-Socratic philosopher and rhetorician who was a native of Leontini in Sicily.
  • Heracleides (rhetor)
    Heracleides (Ancient Greek: Ἡρακλείδης) was a rhetorician from Lycia, who lived and taught in Athens and Smyrna in the second century.
  • Alcimus (rhetorician)
    Alcimus (Greek: Ἄλκιμος) was a Greek rhetorician who flourished around 300 BC.
  • Polus
    Polus (Greek: Πῶλος, "colt"; fl. c. 5th century BCE) was an Ancient Greek Athenian philosophical figure best remembered for his depiction in the writing of Plato.
  • Aphareus (writer)
    Aphareus (4th century BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian and orator.
  • Aelius Theon
    Aelius Theon (Ancient Greek: Αἴλιος Θέων; gen.: Αἰλίου Θέωνος) was an Alexandrian sophist and author of a collection of preliminary exercises (progymnasmata) for the training of orators.
  • Apollodorus of Pergamon
    Apollodorus (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλόδωρος) of Pergamon was a rhetorician of ancient Greece who was the author of a school of rhetoric called after him Apollodoreios Hairesis (Ἀπολλοδωρειος αἵρεσις), which was subsequently opposed by the school established by Theodorus of Gadara (Θεοδώρειος αἵρεσις).
  • Lesbonax
    Lesbonax of Mytilene (Greek: Λεσβώναξ ὁ Μυτιληναῖος), an Greek sophist and rhetorician, flourished in the time of Caesar Augustus.
  • Protagoras
    Protagoras (/proʊˈtæɡərəs/; Greek: Πρωταγόρας; c. 490 – c. 420 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher and is numbered as one of the sophists by Plato.
  • Androtion
    Androtion (Ancient Greek: Ἀνδροτίων, gen.: Ἀνδροτίωνος; before 405 – after 346 BC), was a Greek orator, and one of the leading politicians of his time.