Hermogenes' on types of style [electronic resource] / translated by Cecil W. Wooten.

Hermogenes, 2nd cent [Browse]
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1987.
1 online resource (180 p.)


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Cecil Wooten has produced the first translation into any modern language of a key treatise of the ancient world. He provides a faithful English translation of Hermogenes' analysis based on a reliable Greek text established by Rabe at the beginning of this century and includes a substantial scholarly introduction and notes that will help the reader better understand Hermogenes, his exposition, and the historical and cultural context in which it was produced.
Translation of: Peri ideōn.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-152) and indexes.
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  • Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction; On Types of Style; BOOK I; 1. Introduction; 2. Clarity (Sapheēneia); 3. Purity (Katharoteēs); 4. Distinctness (Eukrineia); 5. Dignity (Axi D; ma) and Grandeur (Megethos); 6. Solemnity (Semnoteēs); 7. Asperity (Trachyteēs); 8. Vehemence (Sphodroteēs); 9. Brilliance (Lamproteēs); 10. Florescence (Akmeē); 11. Abundance (Periboleē) and Fullness (Mestoteēs); 12. Carefully Wrought Style (Epimeleia) and Beauty (Kallos); BOOK 2; 1. Rapidity (Gorgotēs); 2. Character (EĒthos); 3. Simplicity (Apheleia); 4. Sweetness (Glykyteēs)
  • 5. Subtlety (Drimyteēs) and Speaking Pointedly (Oxeōs Legeiri) and a Speech That Is Graceful (Hōraios) and Pretty (Habros) and Pleasurable (Hēdonēn Exontos)6. Modesty (Epieikeia); 7. Sincere Style (Alēthinos Logos); 8. Indignation (Barytēs); 9. Force (Deinotēs); 10. Practical Oratory (Logos Politikos); 11. Pure Practical Oratory (Haplōs Politikos); 12. Pure Panegyric (Haplōs Panēgyrikos); Appendix 1. Hermogenes and Ancient Critical Theories on Oratory; Appendix 2. Hermogenes on Panegyric; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Passages Cited; A; D; E; G; H; I; P; S; T; X; Index of Topics and Names; A
  • BC; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; X; Index of Technical Terms; A; B; C; D; E; H; K; L; M; O; P; S
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  • On types of style.
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