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Greek Orators III: Isocrates: Panegyricus and To Nicocles

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684142
eISBN:
9781800342866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684142.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Two contrasting works, both in style and content, illustrate the versatility of Isocrates, the most accomplished writer of polished periodic Greek prose. The Panegyricus is a patriotic work of ... More


Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

G. O. Hutchinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek literature is divided, like many literatures, into poetry and prose; but in the earlier Roman Empire, 31 BC to AD 300, much Greek (and Latin) prose was written in one organized rhythmic system. ... More


Teaching by Examples: Greek

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the use of historical examples for moral education in the ancient world, presenting evidence drawn from Greek poetry and Greek prose. It shows that the role of examples was ... More


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