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Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries : Antiphon the Sophist: The Fragments Series Number 39 - Antiphon

Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries

Antiphon the Sophist: The Fragments Series Number 39

Hardcover Published: 4th November 2002
ISBN: 9780521651615
Number Of Pages: 486

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This edition collects all the surviving evidence for the fifth-century BCE Athenian sophist Antiphon and presents it together with a translation and a full commentary which assesses its reliability and significance. Although Antiphon is not as familiar a figure as sophists such as Protagoras and Gorgias, substantial fragments have survived from his major works, On Truth and On Concord, including extensive remains preserved on papyrus. In addition, information about his doctrines is preserved by ancient writers ranging in time from Aristotle to Simplicius and beyond. The introduction provides a brief sketch of Antiphon, his works, and his place in the fifth-century BCE sophistic movement, including his important contribution to the contemporary debate over the relation of law (nomos) and nature (physis). It also deals with the controversial question of the identity of Antiphon the sophist in relation to Antiphon of Rhamnus and other men of the same name.

'... a worthy addition to a famous series. The book is designed and destined to become the standart text ... a foundational text which is unlikely to be superseded for many decades ... we needed this book to give us a firm basis for future work.' The Heythrop Journal

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ISBN: 9780521651615
ISBN-10: 0521651611
Series: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 486
Published: 4th November 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.76