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Teaching

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the practice of rhetorical education in the Greek-speaking parts of the Roman Empire as well as Menander’s commentary on Demosthenes, drawing on the evidence of Quintilian and ... More


Technography

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the nature of the technical literature on rhetorical theory and its relationship to teaching. It begins by addressing problems about the composition and transmission of these ... More


The Past as Literature: exempla and the Culture of Rhetoric

Peter Van Nuffelen

in Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

An ubiquitous feature of the Historiae is the comparison between past and present. Its aim is not just to demonstrate the superiority of the Christian present, but also to undermine the positive view ... More


Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Peter Van Nuffelen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The Histories against the pagans of Orosius, written in 416/7, has been one of the most influential works in the history of Western historiography. Often read as a theology of history, it has rarely ... More


Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Malcolm Heath

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reassesses the late 3rd-century Greek rhetorician Menander of Laodicea (Menander Rhetor). Menander is generally regarded as a specialist in epideictic, as such, he is often considered an ... More


Unexpected Pearls: Prefaces and the Rhetoric of Deference

Peter Van Nuffelen

in Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The prefaces to the Historiae and to another, minor work of Orosius, namely, the ‘consultation to Augustine about the errors of the Priscillianists and Origenists’, strategically deploy biblical and ... More


Beyond Rome: Universal History and the Barbarian

Peter Van Nuffelen

in Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter addresses two issues. First, it is traditionally stated that the Historiae are a universal history. Although Orosius suggests a universal geographical scope, this should be understood as ... More


Family History in the Roman North-West

Greg Woolf

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.08
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at family history in the northern and western provinces of ancient Rome, mainly by contemplating the potential value of certain aspects of culture, such as a rhetorical education ... More


Introduction

Alberto Rigolio

in Christians in Conversation: A Guide to Late Antique Dialogues in Greek and Syriac

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190915452
eISBN:
9780190915483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915452.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although some scholars have written of an end of dialogue coinciding with the rise of Christianity, the composition of prose dialogues was far from moribund during late antiquity. During this period, ... More


Conclusions: The Origin of the Documents

Mirko Canevaro

in The Documents in the Attic Orators: Laws and Decrees in the Public Speeches of the Demosthenic Corpus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668908
eISBN:
9780191755491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668908.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The conclusion argues that the stichometric documents have been inserted in the speeches in an Athenian environment at the beginning of the 3rd century BCE, presumably by Demochares of Leuconoe, the ... More


Heraclitus. Peri Apiston

Greta Hawes

in Rationalizing Myth in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672776
eISBN:
9780191775253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672776.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Heraclitus’ Peri Apiston is obviously modeled on that of Palaephatus, but is more eclectic in its approach, reflecting the environment of rhetorical education for which it was produced. The less ... More


The Mythical Exempla of Faithful Heroines in Seneca the Elder’s work: Literary Occurrences of a Declamatory Device

Beatrice Larosa

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the literary presence of a declamatory device: the reference to mythical heroines to express the paradigm of conjugal fides. It takes its starting point from the analysis of the ... More


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