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Alcidamas
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From Aeolian Elaea, son of Diocles, author of scholarly texts (Mousika). Contemporary of Isocrates (436-338) and Gorgias of Leontini's student (see Quint. Inst. 3,1,10). Pl. Phdr. 261d calls A. the ‘Eleatic Palamedes’, who speaks according to techne, with the effect that the same thing appears to the audience as equal and unequal, as one thing and many things, as near and far at the same time. Aristot. Rh. 1373b 18 refers to A.'s defensive speech (not extant) on behalf of the Messenes who had separated from Sparta a…

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Baumhauer, Otto A. (Bremen), “Alcidamas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e115330>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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