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The Rhetoric of Praise in the Private Orations of Themistius

Robert J. Penella

in Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes the private orations of Themistius, focusing on his rhetoric of praise. It highlights Themistius' belief that the truths of philosophy need to be broadcast widely and that ... More


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