In music, an antiphon is a responsory by a choir or congregation in Christian music.
Antiphon was also a common personal name in Ancient Greece, with the result that it is not always easy for scholars to distinguish between different bearers of the name:
- Antiphon (orator), a fifth-century Athenian orator, one of the Ten Attic Orators and a significant political figure
- Antiphon the Sophist, the writer of the Sophistic works of Antiphon, believed by many scholars to have been none other than Antiphon the Orator
- the Antiphon who wrote a treatise on the Interpretation of Dreams, possibly the same man as Antiphon the Sophist
- Antiphon (tragic poet), a tragic poet, incorrectly confused with Antiphon the Sophist by Plutarch and Philostratus
- Antiphon (epic poet), mentioned in the Suda
- Antiphon brother of Plato, brother of the philosopher Plato
- Antiphon (arsonist), mentioned in a speech of the orator Demosthenes
- Antiphon (writer), author of a lost treatise on men distinguished for virtue
- Antiphon, a writer on agriculture, mentioned by Athenaeus
The word may also refer to:
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William (1870). "Antiphon". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 205-207.
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