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MenanderA Rhetor in Context$
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Malcolm Heath

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259205

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.001.0001

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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 Libanius, and technical writers such as Theon and Hermogenes of Tarsus. The structure of the rhetorical curriculum is discussed, and it is shown that the developments of rhetorical theory in the 2nd century AD had consequences for the shape of the curriculum. The relationship between practical exercises (such as progymnasmata and declamation), the study of classical models, and the study of theory is examined.

Keywords:   rhetorical education, Quintilian, Libanius, Theon, Hermogenes of Tarsus, progymnasmata, declamation

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