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Pseudo-Dionysius 'Art of Rhetoric' 8-11: Figured speech, declamation, and criticism

Heath, M. (2003) Pseudo-Dionysius 'Art of Rhetoric' 8-11: Figured speech, declamation, and criticism. American Journal of Philology, 124 (1). pp. 81-105. ISSN 0002-9475

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This paper considers the date and authorship of chapters 8-11 of the "Art of Rhetoric", falsely attributed to Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Analysis of the two chapters on "figured speech" suggests that chapter 9 is an unfinished attempt by the author of chapter 8 to rework the material into a more radical (but, in fact, conceptually flawed) refutation of those who rejected the concept. Distinctive common features indicate the chapters 10-11, on declamation and criticism are by the same author. The texts probably date to the early second century A.D.; the author was perhaps the Aelius Serapion attested in the "Suda".

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2003 Johns Hopkins University Press. This is an author produced electronic version of an article accepted for publication in American Journal of Philology.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > Classics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 19:03
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/395

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