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Chreia and Ancient Rhetoric, The: Commentaries on Aphthonius's Progymnasmata (Electronic book text)
Chreia and Ancient Rhetoric, The: Commentaries on Aphthonius's Progymnasmata (Electronic book text): Ronald F. Hock
Chreia and Ancient Rhetoric, The: Commentaries on Aphthonius's Progymnasmata (Electronic book text): Ronald F. Hock

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Ronald F. Hock

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This book provides the first translations in English and a preliminary analysis of the commentaries on the chreia chapter in Aphthoniuss standard "Progymnasmata," a classroom guide on composition. The chreia, or anecdote, was a popular form that preserved the wisdom of philosophers, kings, generals, and sophists. Aphthonius used the chreia to provide instructions on how to construct an argument and to confirm the validity of the chreia by means of an eight-paragraph essay. His treatment of this classroom exercise, however, was so brief that commentators needed to clarify, explain, and supplement what he had written as well as to situate the chreia as preparation for the study of rhetoricthe kinds of public speeches and the parts of a speech. By means of these Byzantine commentaries, we can thus see more clearly how this important form and its confirmation were taught in classrooms for over a thousand years.

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Imprint: Society of Biblical Literature
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2013
Authors: Ronald F. Hock
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 358
ISBN-13: 978-1-299-31701-7
Barcode: 9781299317017
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > Classical, early & medieval
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > History of religion
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > History of religion
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Interior design
LSN: 1-299-31701-4

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