Alcidamas

, a rhetorician, born at Elaea, about the year 420 B. C. was contemporary with Isocrates, and the disciple of Gorgias. He composed a work on rhetoric, quoted by Plutarch; another in praise of death, mentioned by Cicero and Menander, and other works, noticed by Athenseus and Diogenes Laertius. There are only now extant two orations, one of Ulysses against Palamedes: the other, a declamation against the rhetoricians of his time, Hep 2o<pi<7rv. They are both in Reiske’s collection, vol. VIII. The abbe Auger translated them along with his Isocrates. 2

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Fabric. Bibl. Græc.—Biog. Universelle.—Moreri.