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Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Malcolm Heath


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 exemplary rhetorician of an age which saw the triumph of epideictic eloquence. But detailed examination of the fragments shows that he was an expert on judicial and deliberative oratory whose most influential work was a commentary on Demosthenes. Source-critical analysis of the Demosthenes scholia shows that his commentary can be partially reconstructed. The book presents its reassessment of Menander ... More

Keywords: Menander of Laodicea, Greek rhetoric, Demosthenes, Demosthenes scholia, rhetorical education, epideictic, forensic oratory

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199259205
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm Heath, author
Professor of Greek, Department of Classics, University of Leeds
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