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Progymnasmata Greek textbooks of prose composition and rhetoric by

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Published by Brill in Leiden, Boston .
Written in English


  • Greek language -- Composition and exercises -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Rhetoric -- Early works to 1800.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementtranslated with introductions and notes by George A. Kennedy.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
SeriesWritings from the Greco-Roman world ;, v. 10, Writings from the Greco-Roman world (Brill Academic Publishers) ;, v. 10.
ContributionsKennedy, George Alexander, 1928-
LC ClassificationsPA257 .P765 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 231 p. ;
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3577926M
ISBN 109004127232
LC Control Number2002155093

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This volume presents the original text and the first English translation of the largest surviving ancient collection of preliminary exercises used to teach young men how to compose their own prose, a crucial step toward public speaking and a career worthy of the educated elite. Graded in difficulty, the exercises range from simple fables and narratives to discussions of wise sayings, speeches. Main Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric (Writings from the Greco-Roman World) Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric (Writings from the Greco-Roman World) You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've.   For students of classical, medieval, and early modern literature and of the history of education, Kennedy (classics emeritus, U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) presents and comments on four Greek treatises for teaching prose composition and elementary rhetoric. Brand: Society of Biblical Literature. Sample In the third stage of the Classical Composition program, Chreia & Maxim, students gain the ability to create a story through the use of the narrative categories and variation through paraphrase. Students learn to demonstrate the truth of the Commonplace through what the ancient Greek writer Aphthonius calls “eight heads of development,” and students deal more explicitly and.