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.
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Jacqueline de Romilly is a Member of the French Academy and was, until her retirement in 1983, Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the Collège de France. She was the first woman Professor at the Collège, and the first woman elected to the Académie des Inscriptions et des Belles-Lettres.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110198242344