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The substructure of stasis-theory from Hermagoras to Hermogenes

Heath, M. (1994) The substructure of stasis-theory from Hermagoras to Hermogenes. Classical Quarterly, 44 (1). pp. 114-129. ISSN 0009-8388

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This paper analyses the history of the scheme aition, sunekhon, krinomenon in the rhetorical theory of stasis (issue-theory). The role of this scheme in the theory of Hermagoras of Temnos is reconstructed; it is shown that successive changes of position in Cicero's theoretical writings reflect the breakdown of Hermagoras' system. Responses to this breakdown in a number of later rhetoricians, including Quintilian, Lollianus and Minucianus, are discussed; Zeno and Hermogenes abandoned the scheme.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 1994 The Classical Association. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Classical Quarterly following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version can be found in Classical Quarterly 44(1) (1994), 114-129.
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: 30 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 22:15
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/524

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