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(Ναυκράτης; Naukrát ēs).

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[1] Of Erythrae, rhetor, 4th cent. BC

Rhetor of the 4th cent. BC, of Erythrae [2] in Ionia, known almost solely by virtue of the fact that he was a student of Isocrates. He seems not only to have relied closely on his teacher linguistically and stylistically (Cic. De orat. 2,94), but also, like him, to have confined his activities particularly to the area of political journalism (an epitáphios [2] is mentioned - probably a model funeral oration without a concrete…

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Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) and Damschen, Gregor (Halle/Saale), “Naucrates”, 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 06 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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