Ancient Greek teachers who were accused by some of their contemporaries (including Plato) of being more interested in winning arguments through crafty rhetoric than in pursuing truth.
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The Sophists as a class had incurred the odium of being the first teachers who received pay for the instruction they imparted.
Hence he was hated by the Sophists, who denied the certainty of arriving at any knowledge of God.
His peculiar genius shines out in his "Clouds," the greatest of his pieces, in which he attacks the Sophists.
The result was that with the poets style became as it had become with the sophists, an end in itself.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance|Donald Lemen Clark
Sokrates is a Sophist of the most genuine and noble stamp: others are Sophists, but of a more degenerate variety.