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 (ī-sŏk′rə-tēz′) 436-338 bc.
Athenian orator who addressed political topics and was an influential teacher of rhetoric.


(Biography) 436–338 bc, Athenian rhetorician and teacher


(aɪˈsɒk rəˌtiz)

436–338 B.C., Athenian orator.
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Esta misma idea, adaptada a las circunstancias, sera la que llevara mas adelante a Isocrates a identificar a Heracles con su nuevo candidato a campeon panhelenico, Filipo, que segun una tradicion conveniente descendia del heroe.
In Phaedrus Plato has Socrates acknowledge the work of contemporary great rhetorician Isocrates (436-338 BCE):
A Tincture of Philosophy, a Tincture of Hope: The Portrayal of Isocrates in Plato's Phaedrus," Rhetoric Review 11.
If journalist Michiko Kakutani (2008) is right that "cognitive dissonance has become a national epidemic," the vector of disease may well be what Thorsten Veblen (1914) called a "trained incapacity" on the part of many citizens to cultivatephilekoia, the term Isocrates uses to describe a "fondness for listening" to contrary viewpoints (70 Demonicus, 18; see also Haskins, 2007, p.
La primera--compuesta en dos capitulos--es un estudio resumido del asunto en los primeros, y mas importantes, filosofos politicos de la Antiguedad grecorromana: desde la Atenas de Pericles se transita por las obras de Platon, Jenofonte, Isocrates, Aristoteles y Demostenes, entre los griegos.
He begins with the epic verse of Homer and Hesiod, then traces changes through the emergence of a naturalistic worldview in the writings the Presocratic thinkers and the humanistic turn of Socrates and the Sophists, to the fullest and most systematic expression of insights and methodologies in the letters and orations of Isocrates, the dialogues of Plato, and the treatises of Aristotle.
Cuando Isocrates funda su escuela de retorica, escribira una declaracion donde pretende recoger las esencias de la educacion que alli se va a ofrecer.
Semejante era el juicio de Isocrates, quien asociaba retrospectivamente el apartamiento de la patrios politeia con la malhadada obtencion del imperio (39).
Isocrates, for instance, deplores the fact that Athenians display apathy toward contemporary sufferings, even though they feel moved by fictional ills: (46)
The paper examines how historians such as Herodotus and Thucydides, playwrights such as Aeschylus and Euripides, the Athenian essayist Isocrates, and the Spartan king Agesilaus and Alexander the Great regard and use the Trojan War.
Although he doesn't use the word "paradoxos," Isocrates dwells on the substance of the trend in the opening passages of his Helen:
Half a millennium before Dio, Isocrates, himself a model for epideictic oratory, reported in his Praise of Helen (12) that the paradoxical encomium (where the subject is bumble-bees or salt) is an easy enterprise (oudei~ pwpote logwn hporhsen), whereas all those who undertake praise of universally accepted goods complain about the great shortage of possibilities (polu katadeesteron twn uparcontwn).