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Metalepsis, paragraphe and the scholia to Hermogenes

Heath, M. (2003) Metalepsis, paragraphe and the scholia to Hermogenes. Leeds International Classical Studies, 2.2. pp. 1-91. ISSN 1477-3643

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This paper investigates developments in the treatment of the related concepts of metalepsis and paragraphe in Greek rhetorical theory from the second century AD onwards. It argues that prima facie anomalies in theoretical discussion can be explained as a pragmatic adaptation to contemporary court practice. Examination of the relevant scholia to Hermogenes throws light on their sources. In particular, it is argued that the Sopater of RG 4 is likely to be an attested Alexandrian sophist of the late fifth century; he should not be identified with the Sopater of RG 5, although he adapted material from the latter’s commentary, as well as from one of the sources of the compilation in RG 7.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2003 Malcolm Heath
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > Classics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 10:05
Published Version: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/classics/lics/
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/381

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