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Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change

Christos Kremmydas and Kathryn Tempest


Hellenistic oratory remains an elusive subject as not one Greek speech has survived from the end of the fourth century bc until the beginning of the first century ad. This book offers a wide-ranging study of the different ways in which Hellenistic oratory can be approached. It examines the different kinds of evidence which shed light on the dynamic character of oratory during the Hellenistic period. All of the chapters stress the pervasive influence of Hellenistic oratory and survey its different manifestations in diverse literary genres and socio-political contexts, especially the dialogue be ... More

Keywords: oratory, rhetoric, polybius, demosthenes, dionysius of halicarnassus, isaeus, cicero, herodas, theocritus, rhetorical exercises

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199654314
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christos Kremmydas, editor
Lecturer in Greek History and Member of the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric (COR), Royal Holloway, University of London

Kathryn Tempest, editor
Senior Lecturer in Latin Literature and Roman History, Department of Humanities, University of Roehampton

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Introduction: Exploring Hellenistic Oratory

Christos Kremmydas and Kathryn Tempest

Part I Hellenistic Oratory in Rhetorical Theory and Literature

2 Dionysius and Isaeus

Michael J. Edwards

Part II Oratory in the Hellenistic Schools and Assemblies

Part III Continuity and Convergence: From Greece to Rome