Antiphon of Rhamnus
(954 words)

b. ca. 480 BC in the Attic deme of Rhamnous;

executed in Athens in 411 BC;

Greek orator and logographer, identification with the ‘Sophist’ Antiphon is controversial but increasingly accepted; however, he must be distinguished from the tragedian of the same name.


Regardless of the question of whether Antiphon the Orator and Antiphon the Soph…

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Thiel, Rainer, “Antiphon of Rhamnus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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