Rhetorical Exercises from Late Antiquity - 
      Choricius
    
      Robert J. Penella
    
      Eugenio Amato
    
      Malcolm Heath
    
      George A. Kennedy
    
      Terry L. Papillon
    
      William R. Reader
    
      D. A. Russell
    
      Simon Swain

Rhetorical Exercises from Late Antiquity

A Translation of Choricius of Gaza's Preliminary Talks and Declamations

; Robert J. Penella (Redaktør) ; Eugenio Amato (Bidragsyter) ; Malcolm Heath (Bidragsyter) ; George A. Kennedy (Bidragsyter) ; Terry L. Papillon (Bidragsyter) ; William R. Reader (Bidragsyter) ; D. A. Russell (Bidragsyter) ; Simon Swain (Bidragsyter)

The first translation, produced by a team of eight scholars, of the Declamations and Preliminary Talks of the sixth-century sophist Choricius of Gaza. Declamations, deliberative or judicial orations on fictitious themes, were the fundamental advanced exercises of the rhetorical schools of the Roman Empire, of interest also to audiences outside the schools. Les mer
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The first translation, produced by a team of eight scholars, of the Declamations and Preliminary Talks of the sixth-century sophist Choricius of Gaza. Declamations, deliberative or judicial orations on fictitious themes, were the fundamental advanced exercises of the rhetorical schools of the Roman Empire, of interest also to audiences outside the schools. Some of Choricius' declamations are on generic themes (e.g. a tyrannicide, a war-hero), while others are based on specific motifs from Homeric times or from classical Greek history. The Preliminary Talks were typical prefaces to orations of all kinds. This volume also contains a detailed study of Choricius' reception in Byzantium and Renaissance Italy. It will be of interest to students of late antiquity, ancient rhetoric, and ancient education.
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«'Rhetorical Exercises from Late Antiquity brings attention to an important representative of the rhetorical environment at the end of antiquity. The reliable translation makes a difficult Greek author accessible to a wider audience, and Amato's meticulous epilogue fills a gap in Chorician scholarship that truly needed to be filled. Taken as a whole, the book will be an indispensable aid to anyone interested in Choricius.' Rhetorical Reviews»

«'This edition is well written and well edited … Penella expresses the wish at the end of his introduction that this translation will make Choricius and the School of Gaza better known. I believe he has admirably accomplished this goal.' Heather Waddell Gruber, Bryn Mawr Classical Review»

«'Rhetorical Exercises from Late Antiquity brings attention to an important representative of the rhetorical environment at the end of antiquity. The reliable translation makes a difficult Greek author accessible to a wider audience, and Amato's meticulous epilogue fills a gap in Chorician scholarship that truly needed to be filled. Taken as a whole, the book will be an indispensable aid to anyone interested in Choricius.' Rhetorical Reviews»

«'This edition is well written and well edited … Penella expresses the wish at the end of his introduction that this translation will make Choricius and the School of Gaza better known. I believe he has admirably accomplished this goal.' Heather Waddell Gruber, Bryn Mawr Classical Review»

Introduction Robert J. Penella; Part I. Choricius, Preliminary Talks Robert J. Penella; Part II. Choricius, Declamations: 1. Declamation 1 [X]: 'Polydamas' D. A. Russell; 2. Declamation 2 [XII]: 'Priam' D. A. Russell; 3. Declamation 3 [XIV]: 'The Lydians' Simon Swain; 4. Declamation 4 [XVII]: 'Miltiades' Simon Swain; 5. Declamation 5 [XX]: 'The Young War-Hero' D. A. Russell; 6. Declamation 6 [XXIII]: 'The Miserly Old Man' D. A. Russell; 7. Declamation 7 [XXVI]: 'The Tyrannicide' Malcolm Heath; 8. Declamation 8 [XXIX]: 'A Spartan Citizen' George A. Kennedy; 9. Declamation 9 [XXXV]: 'The Child-Killer' Malcolm Heath; 10. Declamation 10 [XXXVIII]: 'Patroclus' William W. Reader; 11. Declamation 11 [XL]: 'The War-Hero' Terry L. Papillon; 12. Declamation 12 [XLII]: 'An Orator' George A. Kennedy; Epilogue. The fortune and reception of Choricius and of his works Eugenio Amato.
Robert J. Penella is Professor of Classics at Fordham University, New York. He is the author of The Letters of Apollonius of Tyana (1979); Greek Philosophers and Sophists in the Fourth Century: Studies in Eunapius of Sardis (1990); The Private Orations of Themistius (2000); and Man and the Word: The Orations of Himerius (2007).