Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Hardcover | July 29, 2004

byMalcolm Heath

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This book undertakes a fundamental assessment of Menander of Laodicea ('Menander Rhetor'), and of the nature and functions of rhetoric in later antiquity (second to fifth centuries AD). It examines Menander's fragments, collected here for the first time, in detail, showing that he wasprimarily an expert on judicial and deliberative oratory; a source-critical analysis of the Demosthenes scholia shows that his influential commentary on Demosthenes can be partially reconstructed. It explores the educational practices of the rhetorical schools, and shows that the skills which theytaught still had a direct application in the subsequent careers of the rhetoricians' pupils.

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This book undertakes a fundamental assessment of Menander of Laodicea ('Menander Rhetor'), and of the nature and functions of rhetoric in later antiquity (second to fifth centuries AD). It examines Menander's fragments, collected here for the first time, in detail, showing that he wasprimarily an expert on judicial and deliberative ora...

Malcolm Heath is Professor of Greek in the Department of Classics, University of Leeds.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:396 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.05 inPublished:July 29, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199259208

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionI. Continuity and Innovation2. The Second Century: Transformation3. The Third Century: FruitionII. Menander of Laodicea4. Menander: Testimonia and Fragments5. The Demosthenes Scholia6. Menander's CommentaryIII. Classroom and Career7. Teaching8. Technography9. The Relevance of Rhetoric