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Author Heath, Malcolm.

Title Menander : a rhetor in context / Malcolm Heath
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 374 pages)
Series Ebook Central Academic Complete Collection
Contents 1. Introduction -- pt. I. Continuity and innovation -- 2. The second century : transformation -- 3. The third century : fruition -- pt. II. Menander of Laodicea -- 4. Menander : testimonia and fragments -- 5. The Demosthenes Scholia -- 6. Menander's commentary -- pt. III. Classroom and career -- 7. Teaching -- 8. Technography -- 9. The relevance of rhetoric
Summary "In this book Malcolm Heath undertakes a fundamental reassessment of Menander of Laodicea ('Menander Rhetor'), and of the nature and functions of rhetoric in later antiquity (second to fifth centuries A.D.). He examines in detail Menander's fragments, collected here for the first time, and shows that he was primarily an expert on judicial and deliberative oratory; a source-critical analysis of the Demosthenes scholia demonstrates that his influential commentary on Demosthenes can be partially reconstructed. Heath explores the educational practices of the rhetorical schools, and shows that, contrary to scholars who argue that rhetorical techniques increasingly lost their practical relevance under the Roman Empire, the skills which the rhetoricians taught still had a direct application in their pupils' subsequent careers."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-349) and indexes
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Subject Menander, of Laodicea, active 3rd century.
Menander, of Laodicea, active 3rd century
Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek -- Study and teaching -- Turkey -- Laodicea ad Lycum -- History -- To 1500
Rhetoric, Ancient.
Oratory, Ancient.
Rhetorical criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical.
Rhetorical criticism
Intellectual life
Oratory, Ancient
Rhetoric, Ancient
Laodicea ad Lycum (Extinct city) -- Intellectual life
Turkey -- Laodicea ad Lycum (Extinct city)
Genre/Form History
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004303048
ISBN 9780191531781