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A Rhetor in Context

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Menander by Malcolm Heath

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199259205
ISBN-10: 0199259208
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 147mm x 26mm)
Pages: 394
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Malcolm Heath

Malcolm Heath is Professor of Greek in the Department of Classics, University of Leeds.

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