Menander: A Rhetor in Context by Malcolm HeathMenander: A Rhetor in Context by Malcolm Heath

Menander: A Rhetor in Context

byMalcolm Heath

Hardcover | July 29, 2004

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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.
Malcolm Heath is Professor of Greek in the Department of Classics, University of Leeds.
Title:Menander: A Rhetor in ContextFormat:HardcoverDimensions:396 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.05 inPublished:July 29, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199259208

ISBN - 13:9780199259205


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