The documents are a letter to Adrian VI, the new pope; two letters to Henry VIII on the capture of King Francis of France and on war and peace; De Europae dissidiis et bello Turcico (On Conflicts in Europe and the Turkish War); a letter to Cardinal Wolsey dedicating and presenting translations of two orations by Isocrates
; the two orations themselves; and a letter to John Longland, confessor to Henry VIII.
Taleb approvingly quotes Isocrates
, an Athenian orator of the fifth century B.C.E., who said, "Deal with weaker states as you think it appropriate for stronger states to deal with you." The First Amendment, I he observes, also embodies Silver Rule thinking: I can practice any religion I want, but I must allow you the same freedom; I may contradict you, but you may equally contradict me.
For example, we could turn to Isocrates
, who noted that humans are only separated from animals by our use of logos, words, and reason, or to Kenneth Burke, who argued that humans are symbol-using animals and, later, bodies that learn language.
Greek rhetorician Isocrates
said, "The argument which is made by a man's life is of more weight than that which is furnished by words." It was good advice then, and it is good advice now.
Eles tinham motivo para acreditar que organizavam mais festivais do que qualquer outra cidade-estado grega (Isocrates
4.45; [Xenofonte] Ath.
While the concept ultimately goes back to the debate on love in Plato's Symposium, Paul's passage is an exquisite encomium for which parallels can be found in authors as diverse as Isocrates
, Cicero, Apuleius, and Philo of Alexandria, All of these encomia were initially given guidelines by Aristotle in the Rhetoric, who shows how to praise a character by pointing out the negative characteristics of others who might have been supposed to be equal to him.
"As so in biographies in our day, so with Isocrates
: Individual life-stories, whether real or imagined, spill into the political" (Poulakos, this volume).
ex., o quao distante a concepcao de Isocrates
estaria daquela estruturada por Homero.
Anito era conocido por estar entre los lideres politicos que respetaban la amnistia y rechazaba cualquier violacion a la misma (Isocrates