Item #13871 The Great Sophists in Periclean Athens. Jacqueline De Romilly, Janet Lloyd, Trans.

The Great Sophists in Periclean Athens

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998.

Paperback. 8 1/2" X 5 1/2". xv, 260pp. Mild rubbing and shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of paper wraps. Lean to spine. Removed sticker at inside of front cover. Occasional inked underlining to pages. Underlining does not obscure text. Binding is sound.

The arrival of the Sophists in Athens in the middle of the fifth century B.C. was a major intellectual event, for they brought with them a new method of teaching founded on rhetoric and bold doctrines which broke away from tradition. In this book de Romilly investigates the reasons for the initial success of the Sophists and the reaction against them, in the context of the culture and civilization of classical Athens.(Publisher). Good. Item #13871

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