436–338 b.c., Athenian orator. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for isocrates

Historical Examples of isocrates

  • Or Isocrates, that was so cowhearted that he dared never attempt it?

    The Praise of Folly

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • Now it is argued that this must have been written in the youth of Isocrates, when the promise was not yet fulfilled.

  • Or that Isocrates himself is the enemy of Plato and his school?

  • I am now deep in Isocrates and from him I shall pass to Lysias.

  • The school of Isocrates was famous, and his prices very high.

British Dictionary definitions for isocrates



436–338 bc, Athenian rhetorician and teacher
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012