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The Resource Ars Rhetorica, edited and translated by William H. Race, (electronic resource)

Ars Rhetorica, edited and translated by William H. Race, (electronic resource)

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Ars Rhetorica
Title
Ars Rhetorica
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by William H. Race
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
The instructional treatises of Menander Rhetor and the Ars Rhetorica, deriving from the schools of rhetoric that flourished in the Greek East from the 2nd through 4th centuries AD, provide a window into the literary culture, educational practices, and social concerns of these Greeks under Roman rule, in both public and private life.
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active 3rd century,
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Menander
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
speeches
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Race, William H.
Series statement
  • Loeb classical library online
  • Loeb Classical Library ;
Series volume
539
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Rhetoric, Ancient
Summary expansion
This volume contains three rhetorical treatises dating probably from the reign of Diocletian (AD 285-312) that provide instruction on how to compose epideictic (display) speeches for a wide variety of occasions both public and private. Two are attributed to one Menander Rhetor of Laodicea (in southwestern Turkey); the third, known as the Ars Rhetorica, incorrectly to the earlier historian and literary critic Dionysius of Halicarnassus. These treatises derive from the schools of rhetoric that flourished in the Roman Empire from the 2nd through 4th centuries AD in the Greek East. Although important examples of some genres of occasional prose were composed in the 5th and 4th centuries BC by Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato, and especially Isocrates, it was with the flowering of rhetorical prose during the so-called Second Sophistic in the second half of the 2nd century AD that more forms were developed as standard repertoire and became exemplary. Distinctly Hellenic and richly informed by the prose and poetry of a venerable past, these treatises are addressed to the budding orator contemplating a civic career, one who would speak for his city's interests to the Roman authorities and be an eloquent defender of its Greek culture and heritage. They provide a window into the literary culture, educational values and practices, and social concerns of these Greeks under Roman rule, in both public and private life, and considerably influenced later literature both pagan and Christian. This edition offers a fresh translation, ample annotation, and texts based on the best critical editions.--
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general
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Ars Rhetorica, edited and translated by William H. Race, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.loebclassics.com/view/LCL539/2019/volume.xml
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
hup0000639
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674997226
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103995658
Label
Ars Rhetorica, edited and translated by William H. Race, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.loebclassics.com/view/LCL539/2019/volume.xml
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
hup0000639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674997226
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103995658

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