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Twice in his commentary on the Iliad, Chapman pauses to defend the eristic words exchanged between Homeric warriors as a fittingly heroic kind of agon.
By alluding to many authors, adapting their topics, Colonna's practice appears more emulative than imitative, but not disputative or eristic.
On the contrary, he openly expresses his dislike of Socrates' insistence on argument, which the geometer regards as a kind of eristic contest.
Hiding within the court" was an eristic rationalization, outside the realm of proper reclusion.
The Second Ficino-Pico Controversy: Parmenidean Poetry, Eristic, and the One.