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Second Sophistic movement


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    • found: Work cat.: Anderson, G. The Second Sophistic, 1993:p. ix (Cultural phenomenon, or rather a complex of phenomena, that has come to be known as the Second Sophistic ... The term itself has long been used in standard histories of Greek literature, and is now accepted in dealing with early Imperial history as well) p. 13 (Early in the third century AD the Athenian sophist Philostratus coined the term Second Sophistic ... it is the one and half centuries ... from the end of the first century AD to that of the early third, that has most commonly come to bear the title Second Sophistic. In practice Philostratus begins his gallery of sophists far too late, and the Second Sophistic as he conceives it continued long after his own time)
    • found: Oxford classical dictionary, via WWW, Nov. 2, 2006(Second Sophistic: the term regularly applied in modern scholarship to the period c. AD 60-230 when declamation became the most prestigious literary activity in the Greek world. Philostratus coined the term in his Lives of the Sophists, claiming a link between the Classical sophists and the movement whose first member he identified as Nicetes of Smyrna in the reign of Nero (Lives 1. 19) ... declamatory rhetoric ... continued as a major cultural phenomenon, little abated by the 3rd-cent. crisis, into the 4th and 5th cents., whose properly sophistic texts are more voluminous than those surviving from AD 60-230)
    • found: Cambridge Univ. Libr. database, Nov. 20, 2006(Second Sophistic found in title of eight monographs, plus one in German equivalent of term)
    • found: Brittanica online, via WWW, Jan. 22, 2007(Second Sophistic movement: It is an historical accident that the name Sophist came to be applied to the Second Sophistic movement ... Roman dominance did not prevent a growing interest in sophistic oratory in the Greek-speaking world during the 1st century AD. This oratory aimed merely at instructing or interesting an audience and had of necessity no political function. But it was based on elaborate rules and required a thorough knowledge of the poets and prose writers of antiquity. Training was provided by professional teachers of rhetoric who claimed the title of Sophists, just as the 5th-century Sophists had adopted a name already used by others. Hence a group of Greek prose writers in the 2nd century AD were regarded as constituting the Second Sophistic movement ... By the 3rd century AD, however, its impulse was weakening, and it was shortly no longer distinguishable within the general stream of Greek literature)
    • found: Brittanica concise encyclopedia, via WWW, Jan. 22, 2007(Sophists ... The sophistic movement arose at a time when there was much questioning of the absolute nature of familiar values and ways of life ... A later second sophistic school existed in the 2nd century AD)
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