84 - Silver Tongues in Golden Mouths: Rhetoric and Ancient Philosophy

Peter looks at the interaction between rhetoric and philosophy in the Roman Empire, discussing authors like Quintilian, Lucian and Themistius.

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Further Reading: 

• G. Anderson, The Second Sophistic (London: 1993).

• G. Bowersock, “Philosophy in the Second Sophistic,” in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World, ed. G. Clark and T. Rajak (Oxford: 2002), 157-70.

• M. Heath, “Platonists and the Teaching of Rhetoric in Late Antiquity,” in P. Vassilopoulou and S. Clark (eds), Late Antique Epistemology (London: 2009), 143-59.

 • P. Heather and D. Moncur, Politics, Philosophy and Empire in the Fourth Century: Select Orations of Themistius (Liverpool: 2001).

 • A. Luhtala, Grammar and Philosophy in Late Antiquity (Amsterdam: 2005).

 • P. Swiggers and A. Wouters, eds, Grammatical Theory and Philosophy of Language in Antiquity (Leuven: 2002).

 • I. Sluiter, Ancient Grammar in Context (Amsterdan: 1990).

 • R.B. Todd (trans.), Themistius: On Aristotle On the Soul (London: 1996).