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Menander : A Rhetor in Context - Malcolm Heath


A Rhetor in Context

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780199259205
Number Of Pages: 394

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This book undertakes a fundamental assessment of Menander of Laodicea ('Menander Rhetor'), and of the nature and functions of rhetoric in later antiquity (second to fifth centuries AD). It examines Menander's fragments, collected here for the first time, in detail, showing that he was primarily an expert on judicial and deliberative oratory; a source-critical analysis of the Demosthenes scholia shows that his influential commentary on Demosthenes can be partially reconstructed. It explores the educational practices of the rhetorical schools, and shows that the skills which they taught still had a direct application in the subsequent careers of the rhetoricians' pupils.

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1: Introduction I. Continuity and Innovation 2: The Second Century: Transformation 3: The Third Century: Fruition II. Menander of Laodicea 4: Menander: Testimonia and Fragments 5: The Demosthenes Scholia 6: Menander's Commentary III. Classroom and Career 7: Teaching 8: Technography 9: The Relevance of Rhetoric

ISBN: 9780199259205
ISBN-10: 0199259208
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.7  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.59