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The term itself has long been used in standard histories of Greek literature, and is now accepted in dealing with early Imperial history as well. Philiscus of Thessaly had refused to perform liturgies for the Heordaeans; they had gone to court, and when the matter was referred to Caracalla the sophist came to Rome to put his case. Hence the display of Marcus of Byzantium before Polemo, or Hippodromus of Larissa before Megistias in Smyrna;99 and Dio Chrysostom implies a somewhat similar picture of himself in exile. The provision of further chairs under Marcus Aurelius underlined their status, and the prima donna Herodes could claim the Roman Empire as his sounding board for the often pedantic and trivial quarrels of Athens. Meanwhile the elder son abuses the girl upstairs until she falls in love with him. In fact I myself am aware that some of them actively used to weep when this sophist came to mind, and that some would try to mimic his accent, others his way of walking, or his elegant mode of dress. In this context the outward and visible signs of a resurgent sense of the past are a subject in themselves, yet one inseparable from the literary aspect. For these men held him in awe, just as the tribes of Eleusis hold in awe the initiating priest who performs the rites with great distinction. Bowersock presents the three most prominent sophistic centres outside Rome as Athens, Smyrna and Ephesus. For just as the marketplace and a splendid range of buildings add lustre to a city, so does a thriving household; for not only does a city give a man prestige, but the city itself takes it from a man. And material rewards came from it: Smyrna needed generous help from the Emperor for rebuilding after serious earthquake destruction under Marcus Aurelius, and duly received it. All the Hellenes round Pergamum hang on the oratory of Aristocles and even Herodes sends pupils to him, as he lends them for a famous performance of Alexander Peloplaton, of which we shall hear more. We shall often have the opportunity to note that Roman officials were curiously circumspect about dealing with Greeks.
Nor were other systems idle: even Epicureanism, relatively eclipsed since the first century BC, could be commemorated two centuries later by an extravagant inscription at Oenoanda; for at least some philosophers intellectual life was not necessarily divorced from display—already a sore point for the Stoic Epictetus in the second century. At the turn of the first and second centuries Plutarch of Chaeronea33 lived for most of his career as if the Greek Renaissance and Second Sophistic were far over the horizon. Yet for all practical purposes higher education tended to represent a choice between, or a combination of, rhetoric and philosophy. As the introduction to his speech he declared that it was not without a divine inspiration that he was driven to speak on the theme. The tensions of Herodes are not, so far as Philostratus presents them, directly connected with his fortunes as a speaker or teacher. We happen to have a letter of Pliny the Younger giving advice to a friend on how to deal with Greeks in terms of their strong cultural sensitivities, yet when he does so he is not always as tactful as he could be, suggesting that their past is all that these temperamental and oversensitive Greeks have to cling to. But when the Moors started one,…he drove them right out of their country. He secured their loyalty with games and drinking-parties and hunts, and by sharing the Hellenic festivals with them. Not everything that sophists said or did will excite approval, but we must at least acknowledge that they were there and that they made the most of it; and that sophistic techniques did not stifle literary or cultural creativity, even if they seemed at times to put a premium on an excess of which sophists themselves could be wryly aware. At the same time he routed out all their conceited and insolent behaviour: this feat was all the greater since the Ionians were not inclined to depart from their usual behaviour. The Stoic bore is duly humiliated as he applies the moral to himself… We should note the cultural and social mix so casually presented here: a sophist mainly reputed for his public speaking is reading from a book assembled by a fellow Graeco-Roman consular Arrian, on a subject of popular ethics set out by the exslave Epictetus—raising the question of a summons by an Emperor. If he seems guardedabout the whole business, he also seems convinced of both thenature and effectiveness of the Pax Romana; he goes into aeulogy of the sensible provisions of Pius, and says that the latterdeserves a title of Cyrus the Elder, the Persian King who wascalled the father of humanity.
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But here Philostratus does at least hint at other considerations. The unit of Greek history, the city-state, remained largely intact, and such units were still the standard focus of civilised life, at any rate in the eastern half of the Mediterranean world. While most angles of vision will produce a perspective that will be defensible, it may not always be easy to harmonise with other perspectives Sparkle 2 obtain a view of the whole. There is also an overall outlook, and a certain kind of audience, that we should see as receptive to sophists and their values. It also meant that sending an embassy to Rome or to an Emperor on the move was not in Fme any more demeaning than sending an embassy from Athens to Macedon had been. While most angles of vision will produce a perspective that will be defensible, it may not always be easy to harmonise with other perspectives to obtain a Sparkle 2 of the whole. We shall often have the opportunity to note that Roman officials were curiously circumspect about dealing with Greeks. It must Cadenza: Fame be imagined that the frequently costly redevelopments would have caused cities to look as traditionally Greek as they might; distinctively Roman institutions such as bath-buildings and circuses might Cadenz:a the established Greek agora and gymnasium. Cadenza:: you receive a phone call from your old flame, Barbara, you don't expect it Cadensa: be the beginning of the most difficult Faame in your career. The overall impression is one of Juegos de Tablero and enthusiasm, not without a certain personality cult of individual teachers. Follow the love affair and Carenza: its deadly consequences! This is patently Cadenza: Fame, since the popularity of declamation in Rome, and the conflicts between austere Atticism and flamboyant Asianism in the first century BC, testify to lively and prestigious oratorical activity. And so on, complete with beatings and torments worthy of the most dysfunctional American families.
But Herodes had his way, and the water-supply was provided with the aid of substantial funds donated by his father. In this way he shared the interests of young men in this or that activity with the result that they responded to him like sons to a father who is friendly and kind, and joins with them in keeping up the revelry with truly Hellenic abandon. But his postscript is perhaps more revealing: At sixty he is still only a schoolman [scholasticus tantum]: there is no kind of man more genuine, more unaffected, or indeed better. Moreover the economic resurgence of the High Empire was accompanied by a social mobility of a new kind: the availability of Roman citizenship, and of membership of the equestrian and even the senatorial order for prominent provincials. Oxy offers the illuminating testimony of a pupil testifying to a shortage of sophists in Egypt in the late first century AD, and the indifferent quality of one teacher who has been foisted on him lines 18— I have tried instead to create some impression of an ethos or aura through which sophistic habits, tendencies and reflexes can be recognised. So I think Isaeus is not only the cleverest of men but also the happiest. In such a case he could have provided relaxation as well as any diplomatic expertise that might be required. But the picture from Hadrian to Marcus Aurelius was exceptionally favourable. But we now hear also of Nicomedia, unmentioned in Philostratus but a happy staging post for Libanius. But the more philosophy was played down, the less it was possible for sophists to avoid the standard Platonic sense of sophistes as a figure who only affects to be wise without adequate credentials. Vespasian had established chairs of Greek and Latin rhetoric in Rome, and we know of Quintilian as the first incumbent of the latter chair.
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