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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY IX

ANTIPHON [87 DK]

R The Identity of the Orator and the Sophist in the Lexicographical Tradition: An Example (R1)

R1 (cf. B14, B63) Harpocr. Δ.42

διάθεσις· ἀντὶ τοῦ πρᾶσις Ἰσοκράτης Βουσίριδι [Isoc. 11.14]. ἀντὶ δὲ τοῦ ἀποδεδόμεθα “διεθέμεθα” εἶπεν Ἀντιφῶν ἐν τῷ Πρὸς τὴν Καλλίου ἔνδειξιν [Frag. 17 Blass], καὶ ἀντὶ τοῦ διοίκησις ὁ αὐτὸς ἐν τῷ Περὶ ὁμονοίας “ἀλλὰ εἰδότες τὴν διάθεσιν ἀκούουσιν.” Φρύνιχος Τραγῳδοῖς “τῇ διαθέσει τῶν ἐπῶν” φησί. καὶ γὰρ τὸ ῥῆμα διαθέσθαι λέγουσιν ἐπὶ τοῦ διοικῆσαι· Ἀντιφῶν Ἀληθείας αʹ· “γυμνωθεῖσα δὲ ἀφορμῆς πολλὰ ἂν καὶ καλὰ κακῶς διαθεῖτο.”

Antiphon as Rhetorician and Orator (R2–R9) His Place in the History of Rhetoric (R2–R6)

R2 (≠ DK) Quintil. Inst. or. 3.1.11

Antiphon [. . .] et orationem primus omnium scripsit, et

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R The Identity of the Orator and the Sophist in the Lexicographical Tradition: An Example (R1)

R1 (cf. B14, B63) Harpocration, Lexicon of the Ten Orators

‘organization’: instead of ‘sale’, Isocrates in Busiris. Instead of ‘we have given,’ Antiphon in his Against the Accusation by Callias said, “we have organized”; and instead of ‘arrangement,’ the same man in his On Concord: “but, knowing the organization, they listen” [= D41a]. Phrynichus in his Tragic Actors says, “by the organization of the words.” For they use the verb ‘to organize’ for ‘to arrange.’ Antiphon, Book 1 of Truth: “stripped of resources (aphormê) it [i.e. thought?] would organize badly many fine things” [= D14].

Antiphon as Rhetorician and Orator (R2–R9) His Place in the History of Rhetoric (R2–R6)

R2 (≠ DK) Quintilian, Training in Oratory

Antiphon [. . .] was the first of all to write a speech but

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.antiphon-reception.2016