Notes on pseudo-Plutarch's Life of Antiphon1

Classical Quarterly 48 (01):82- (1998)
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The Lives of the Ten Orators (), preserved in the manuscripts of Plutarch's Moralia but almost universally acknowledged not to be the work of Plutarch himself, have been much maligned by modern scholars, and the information they provide has been treated with extreme caution, not to say disdain. My purpose here is to demonstrate that the first of these biographies, the Life of Antiphon , repays close study and, far from being worthless, reliably preserves a tradition which provides useful material on its subject. Some of what appears below is inevitably going over well-trodden ground, but there is, in my opinion, sufficient material in the Life which has been overlooked or misinterpreted to justify the following re-examination



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The Chronology of Antiphon's Speeches.K. J. Dover - 1950 - Classical Quarterly 44 (1-2):44-.
One Antiphon or Two?Harry Avery - 1982 - Hermes 110 (2):145-158.

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