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AuthorSmith, Robert W. author
TitleThe Art of Rhetoric in Alexandria [electronic resource] : Its Theory and Practice in the Ancient World / by Robert W. Smith
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1974
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Descript 184 p. online resource


I: The Cross Roads of the East -- A Greek Outpost -- Economic Problems -- Cultural and Scientific Growth -- The Alexandrian Canon -- II: Temperament and Audiences of Alexandria -- Ethnic Differences -- Dionโ{128}{153}s Description of the Alexandrians -- Persecution and Violence -- III: Spokesmen for Truth: The Secular Speakers -- Well-known Orators -- The Boule -- The Embassies -- The Court Room -- IV: Spokesmen for Truth (Continued): Christian Preachers -- The Early Church -- Early Preaching -- Origen and the Homily -- Other Preachers -- Athanasius -- V: Greco-Roman Education -- Elementary and Secondary Education -- Papyrological Clues to Education -- Rhetorical Models -- Sophists -- Theoretical Treatises -- The Catechetical School -- Secular Teachers -- VI: Summary and Conclusions -- Demise of Rhetoric -- In Retrospect

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