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Adrianus (Hadrianus)

Adrianus (Hadrianus)  

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Of Tyre (c. ad 113–93), sophist, pupil of Herodes Atticus; held the chairs of rhetoric at Athens and Rome. One short declamation attributed to him survives. See Second Sophistic.Philostratus ...
Ailios Aristeides

Ailios Aristeides  

Rhetorician of the Second Sophistic; born 117 or 129, died ca.189.In the discussion of the relative values of philosophy and rhetoric, Aristeides took a clear stand against Plato and ...
Alciphron

Alciphron  

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(2nd or 3rd cent. ad),sophist (see Second Sophistic), whose Letters, supposedly written by Athenians of the 4th cent. bc (fishermen, farmers, ‘parasites’, courtesans (hetairai) attest his wide ...
Antiquity

Antiquity  

The Greco-Roman heritage was a powerful tradition, which, together with that of the Bible, influenced Byz. culture. From antiquity Byz. inherited the Greek Language, the system of education, Roman ...
Archaism

Archaism  

Or classicism, was a current in highstyle Byz. literature inherited from the Second Sophistic, where it originated. It encompassed both language and style (rhetorical figures, etc.) and the contents ...
Aristides, Publius Aelius

Aristides, Publius Aelius  

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(ad 117–after 181),sophist (see second sophistic) and man of letters. Born in Mysia, he studied in Athens and Pergamum. Aged 26, he suffered the first of a long series of illnesses, which ended his ...
Asianism

Asianism  

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The Greek orators of Asia Minor during the Hellenistic period developed a new style of oratory, marked by wordplay, emotional effect, bombast, and rhythm; some idea of it can be ...
Athenaeus

Athenaeus  

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(fl. c.ad 200),of Naucratis. His only extant work, Deipnosophists (‘Doctors at Dinner’), was probably completed soon after the death of Commodus in 192. It belongs to the learned variety of the ...
Callistratus

Callistratus  

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(3rd or 4th cent. ad),a sophist (see Second Sophistic) who wrote Descriptions of fourteen statues (including Lysippus' Opportunity), in imitation of the Images of Philostratus of Lemnos.TextC. ...
Claudius Atticus Herodes, Tiberius

Claudius Atticus Herodes, Tiberius  

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‘Herodes Atticus’ (c. ad 101–177), Athenian sophist and benefactor of Greek cities, consul 143; friend of Marcus Aurelius, whom he taught (along with Verus). A controversial public figure, he ...

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