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The Trial of Socrates:
Antiphon the Sophist

A third century AD papyrus attributed to the first book of On Truth (P.Oxy. XI 1364 fr. 1, cols. v-vii)

Papyrus fragment of Antiphon’s “On Truth,” 3rd century A.D.

1,922 words

Author’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V. S. of the prefatory remarks on Antiphon the Sophist from the first part of my lecture on Aristophanes’ Clouds. As usual, I have edited this transcript to remove excessive wordiness. The quotes come from the first edition of A Presocratics Reader, ed. Patricia Curd.  

Antiphon the Sophist was a younger contemporary of Socrates. He was the author of the treatise On Truth, only fragments of which survive. Read more …

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The Trial of Socrates:
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 1

Seated Socrates, fresco from ancient Ephesus

Seated Socrates, fresco from ancient Ephesus

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This is the first of three podcasts on Aristophanes’ Clouds. This lecture opens with a discussion of the Sophist Antiphon.

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