Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Menander: A Rhetor in Context

by Malcolm Heath
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199259208

ISBN-13: 9780199259205

Pub. Date: 09/30/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Ancient schools of rhetoric taught students how to devise arguments in legal and political disputes, and how to express them. Many scholars believe that these techniques increasingly lost their practical relevance under the Roman Empire. This detailed reassessment of the history and social significance of rhetoric in late antiquity shows how it was taught, and why

Overview

Ancient schools of rhetoric taught students how to devise arguments in legal and political disputes, and how to express them. Many scholars believe that these techniques increasingly lost their practical relevance under the Roman Empire. This detailed reassessment of the history and social significance of rhetoric in late antiquity shows how it was taught, and why the skills it promoted were still believed to have a direct application in the subsequent careers of the rhetoricians' pupils.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199259205
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2004
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

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

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