Amphicrates of Athens

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Amphicrates of Athens[1] (Greek: Ἀμφικράτης) was a sophist[2] and rhetorician[3] (of the Asiatic school[4]).

Biographical information[edit]

Amphicrates was forced to leave Athens (for his own safety from the hatred of later critics,[5] additional sources show him instead only visiting his destination[6][3] ) in 86 B.C, living henceforward in Seleucia on the Tigris.[5] When responding to a plea for the creation of a rhetoric school in Seleucia he replied that he could not for

His exile from Greece culminated in death from starvation, caused supposedly by his own abstinence.[9]

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  1. ^ Daniela Dueck, Hugh Lindsay, Sarah Pothecary (2005) (page 140). Retrieved 2011-12-05. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-85306-0
  2. ^ Retrieved 2011-12-05
  3. ^ a b c William Woodthorpe Tarn The Greeks in Bactria and India. Cambridge University Press (2010). p. 42. Retrieved 2011-12-05.  ISBN 1108009417 (see also: Bactria)
  4. ^ Aristotle, the poetics: Longinus, on the sublime, Demetrius of Phalerum on style (1953) translated by William Hamilton Fyfe [Retrieved 2011-12-05] Harvard University Press
  5. ^ a b Aristóteles, Longino, Demetrio Falereo, Stephen Halliwell, Donald Andrew Russell, William Rhys Roberts. Translated by W. H. Fyfe Poetics. Harvard University Press, 1995. p. 140. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  6. ^ Jacob Neusner (1968) A History of the Jews in Babylonia, Volume 1 [Retrieved 2011-12-05] Brill Archive)
  7. ^ John Boardman [Retrieved 2011-12-05] Cambridge University Press, 1951 see
  8. ^ Graham Anderson (1986) Philostratus: biography and belles lettres in the third century A.D. [Retrieved 2011-12-05] Taylor & Francis ISBN 0-7099-0575-0
  9. ^ Plutarch (Lucull. 22.) [Retrieved 2011-12-05]