Issue 1, 2019
E. Yu. Chepel
'K Demoniku' (Psevdo-)Isokrata v pozdneantichnoi traditsii: P. Ross. Georg. I. 16 i drugie fragmenty iz Egipta [(Pseudo-)Isocrates' 'Ad Demonicum' in late Antique tradition: P. Ross. Georg. I. 16 and other fragments from Egyp]
The author offers an overview of papyrus fragments from Egypt that contain speeches of Ancient Greek orator Isocrates. Fragments with the speech ‘Ad Demonicum’ exceed considerably preserved fragments with other works of this author. Moreover, ‘Ad Demonicum’ appears in papyri relatively more often than any other prose text of a Greek author. This frequency can be explained by the genre and stylistic features of this speech, thanks to which it was widely used in school education. In Antiquity ‘Ad Demonicum’ represented the philosophical genre of paraenesis, which also boost-ed its authority as a school text. The educational context of the use of this speech in late Antiquity allows for a better understanding of a papyrus with ‘Ad Demonicum’ from the private collection of G. F. Zereteli (P. Ross. Georg. I. 16).
literary papyri, Isocrates, 'Ad Demonicum', paraenesis, school education.
Original language — Russian.
Referring: Chepel E. Yu. (Pseudo-)Isocrates' 'Ad Demonicum' in late Antique tradition: P. Ross. Georg. I. 16 and other fragments from Egyp [in Russian] // Egypt and neighbouring countries 1 (2019): 49–58. DOI: 10.24411/2686-9276-2019-00004.
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