Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Edited by: Manfred Landfester
The Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts gives a clear overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, translations and comments.

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Rhetores Graeci

(681 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
Authors of didactic treatises on rhetoric, from the 4th. cent. BC to the 5th cent. AD. Works The wealth of Greek rhetorical textbooks illustrates the importance attached to rhetoric even outside the educational system. Only a small fraction of this literature is extant. Anonymous treatises, pseudepigrapha, and authentic texts by a wide range of rhetoricians provide an insight into the theory and practice of rhetorical training. These include Anaximenes [2] of Lampsacus (2nd half of the 4th cent. BC, Téchnē rhētorikḗ; transmitted under the name of Aristoteles [6] as

Rhetorica ad Herennium

(770 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
Anonymous Latin textbook on rhetoric from the first half of the 1st cent BC (earliest: 8th decade BC; latest: 5th decade BC). It is named after the dedicatee (Herennius [I 3]). Up to the end of the 15th cent., it was considered Ciceronian; Raffaele Regio (Raphael Regius) was the first to question Cicero’s authorship (in Utrum ars rhetorica ad Herennium Ciceroni falso inscribatur, Venice 1491). Works In content, the textbook is close to Cicero’s De inventione (81/80 BC); if the earlier time span is correct, it is also more or less contemporary. Manuscripts Together with Cicero’s De inventio…