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The Second Sophistic


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Preface Abbreviations Introduction: Roman Empire and Greek Renaissance 1. Sophists in Society 2. Preparation, Prologue, Performance 3. Communing with the Classics 4. Atticism and Antagonism 5. Hellenic Past, Graeco-Roman Present 6. Cookery and Confection: Sophistic Philosophy, Philosophic Sophistry 7. Some Sophistic Scene-painting 8. Logos Erotikos: The Sophist as Storyteller 9. Adoxa paradoxa: The Papaideumenos at play 10. Piety and Paideia: The Sophist and his Gods 11. Sophistic Self-Presentation: Some Studies 12. Conclusion: Values and Valuations Select Bibliography Index


This is an important book. ... Any connoisseur of sophistic will savour his (Anderson's) verbal wit and gladly trade epigram for explanation.

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