A Rhetor in Context
By (author) Malcolm Heath
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Menander by Malcolm Heath
Book DescriptionThis 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 DetailsISBN: 9780199259205
(223mm x 147mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Malcolm Heath
Ancient Philosophical Poetics, Paperback (November 2012)
Reveals how ancient philosophers approached questions about the nature of poetry, its ethical and social impact and access to truth.
Poetics, Paperback (September 1996)
Suitable for all students of Greek theatre and literature, this book examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process.
Hermogenes on Issues, Hardback (June 1995)
This is an English translation, with commentary, of the treatise "On Issues" by Hermogenes of Tarsus (160-225 AD). The book is intended to make the theories of argument developed by Greek teachers of rhetoric in the second-century AD accessible both to specialist and non-specialist readers.
Unity in Greek Poetics, Hardback (September 1989)» View all books by Malcolm Heath
The aim of this book is to reconstruct ancient Greek assumptions about literary unity. It discusses some literary examples, but its main concern is with ancient secondary texts - literary theory and criticism, undertaking a systematic survey from Plato and Aristotle down to the later Neoplatonists.
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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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