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The article presents a review of research literature on the so-called Second Sophistic (late first–early third centuries CE) that marked the flowering of ancient Greek oratory and had a powerful influence on the beginning of the Christian eloquence.

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Our review article shows that according to the view of point of many modern scholars innovation coexisted with a classical tradition in the literature of the Second Sophistic. It means that Greek sophists generally enjoyed fairly unconstrained creative freedom despite the rigid stylistic and linguistic framework of Atticismus.

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This page is a summary of: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Oratory of the Roman Empire: History of the Problem, Scrinium, April 2022, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/18177565-bja10058.
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