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Headword: Antiphôn
Adler number: alpha,2745
Translated headword: Antiphon
Vetting Status: high
Son of Sophilus; of Athens, of the deme Rhamnus.[1] No one is recognised as his teacher;[2] nevertheless, he was the leader in the judicial style [of oratory] after Gorgias.[3] He is said to have been the teacher of Thucydides.[4] He used to be called Nestor.[5]
Greek Original:
Antiphôn, Sophilou, Athênaios, tôn dêmôn Rhamnousios: didaskalos de autou oudeis proginôsketai: all' homôs êrxe tou dikanikou charaktêros meta Gorgian. legetai de kai Thoukudidou genesthai didaskalos. ekaleito de Nestôr.
See generally RE Antiphon(14); NP Antiphon(4); OCD(4) Antiphon(1). Opinion is divided over whether he is to be identified with the sophist [alpha 2744] Antiphon.
[1] cf. Harpocration s.v.
[2] Not in the sources used here, evidently; contrast [Plutarch], Lives of the Ten Orators 832B-C, where his teacher is his own father.
[3] [gamma 388] Gorgias.
[4] An inference from the praise of Antiphon in Thucydides 8.68.
[5] The "archetypal wise old man" (OCD s.v.) in epic poetry.
Keywords: biography; chronology; epic; geography; law; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 7 June 2000@11:42:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 12 March 2001@06:27:07.
Ross Scaife ✝ (expanded x-refs) on 16 May 2002@16:43:10.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 20 July 2011@09:35:18.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 19 March 2012@06:31:32.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@07:29:56.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 19 February 2015@00:32:37.


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