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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William P Weaver
|ISBN:||9780748644650 0748644652 9780748644667 0748644660 9780748649198 0748649190 9780748649204 0748649204|
|Description:||ix, 219 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Acknowledgements; Introduction; Rites of passage; Scenes of performance: 1. Progymnasmata: Humanist Rites of Passage; The progymnasmata as an introduction to the art of rhetoric; Disciplinary boundaries in the English grammar school; Literary exercise between the disciplines; From discursive plenitude to disciplinary correction; Part I. Rudiments of Eloquence: Boyhood; 2. Fabula: Observing 'Amorous Rites' in Hero and Leander; Musaeus among the rudiments of eloquence; Marlowe's paraphrase; Leander in the scene of culture; Puberty rites and the English epyllion; 3. Chreia: Making Themes in Venus and Adonis; Boyhood study; Boyhood style; 'The lesson is but plain'; Venus' frustrated banquet; 4. Narratiuncula: Coming of Age in Oenone and Paris; Vivid narration; Paris at the crossroads; Paris in the upper forms; Irony, pathos, and the 'courteous reader'; Part II. First Exercises: Adolescence; 5. Narratio and Confirmatio: Forensic Performance in Lucrece; Adolescent study and style; Lucrece's narratio; Night, opportunity, and time; Troy and the perjured self; Lucrece's confirmatio; 6. Encomium: Antinous as Lord of Misrule in Orchestra; Aphthonian man; Tedious praise; Misrule; Poetic rule; 7. Thesis: Controlling Speech in Cephalus and Procris; 'Methinks the man amendeth the matter much'; Man, horse, and dogs; On contrarieties he answer made; Secret muse; Epilogue: Jesus' First Exercises in Paradise Regained; Appendix; Notes.|
|Series Title:||Edinburgh critical studies in Renaissance culture.|
|Responsibility:||William P. Weaver.|
William Weaver's book is a learned contribution to the growing reinvestigation of humanist pedagogy. He draws much-needed attention to an under-examined, but influential, school text - Aphthonius's
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