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    087 Rhetoric and the Sophists

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    In this episode, we describe the development of rhetoric in the ancient Greek world as an art that could be studied and employed in the law courts and for political purposes, and its importance especially in Classical Athens; the roles and various opinions of the Sophists, who were lecturers that traveled from city to city, teaching not only rhetoric but also all of the other important subjects that were not being covered by an Athenians’ traditional education; and the lives, influences, writings, and various theories put forth by the earliest Rhetoricians and Sophists, including synopses on several of Plato’s dialogues (Protagoras, Gorgias, Hippias Major and Hippias Minor)

     

    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/02/087-rhetoric-and-sophists.html

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    Ryan Stitt

    Ryan Stitt is the Host of the History of Ancient Greece Podcast. Ryan graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics and History in 2011 and attended graduate school for Classics at the University of California-Los Angeles. Ryan currently serves as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He coaches youth football in his spare time, and being originally from south-central Pennsylvania, he is a lifelong Philly sports fan. Ryan can be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @greekhistorypod.