The rhetorical exercises of Nikephoros Basilakes : progymnasmata from twelfth-century Byzantium (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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The rhetorical exercises of Nikephoros Basilakes : progymnasmata from twelfth-century Byzantium

Author: Nicéphore Basilakès; Jeffrey Beneker; Craig A Gibson
Publisher: Cambridge : Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Series: Dumbarton Oaks medieval library, 43
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Progymnasmata are literally "exercises" that are "preliminary" to declamation, which is the composition and delivery of ostensibly impromptu speeches in the guise of fictional, mythical, or historical characters who serve as prosecution or defense in fictitious trial scenarios. Basilakes's collection includes highly polished examples of fable, narration, maxim, refutation, confirmation, encomium, and ethopoeia.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
[Ouvrages avant 1800]
[Traductions anglaises]
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Named Person: Nikēphoros, ho Vasilakēs; Nikēphoros, ho Vasilakēs; Nicéphore, (Basilakès)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicéphore Basilakès; Jeffrey Beneker; Craig A Gibson
ISBN: 9780674660243 0674660242
OCLC Number: 1005727837
Language Note: This is a facing-page volume: Greek on the versos; English translation on the rectos.
Description: 1 v. (XXII-394 p.) ; 22 cm
Contents: Fables --
Narratives --
Maxims --
Refutation --
Confirmation --
Encomium --
Ethopoeiae.
Series Title: Dumbarton Oaks medieval library, 43
Responsibility: edited and translated by Jeffrey Beneker and Craig A. Gibson.
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Progymnasmata, exercises in the study of declamation, were the cornerstone of elite education from Hellenistic through Byzantine times. The Rhetorical Exercises of Nikephoros Basilakes, translated  Read more...

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[This translation] brilliantly captures Basilakes's individual style as well as the intricacies of his rhetorical skills...The volume's presentation is meticulous. -- Sophia Xenophontos * Speculum *

 
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