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    Libanius's Progymnasmata: Model Exercises in Greek Prose Composition and Rhetoric (Society of Biblical Literature: Writings from the Greco-Roman World) (Paperback) By (author) Craig A. Gibson

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    DescriptionThis volume presents the original text and the first English translation of the largest surviving ancient collection of “preliminary exercises” used to teach young men how to compose their own prose, a crucial step toward public speaking and a career worthy of the educated elite. Graded in difficulty, the exercises range from simple fables and narratives to discussions of wise sayings, speeches of praise and blame, impersonations of figures from myth, descriptions of statues and paintings, and essays on general propositions (e.g., “should one marry?”). It provides a unique glimpse into the schoolrooms of the ancient Mediterranean from the Hellenistic period to the Byzantine Empire, vividly illustrating how ancient educators used myth, history, and popular ethics to shape their students' characters as they sharpened their ability to think, write, and speak.


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    Title
    Libanius's Progymnasmata
    Subtitle
    Model Exercises in Greek Prose Composition and Rhetoric
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Craig A. Gibson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 604
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 876 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781589833609
    ISBN 10: 1589833600
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: LF
    Libri: I-LF
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25770
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190, FOR033000
    DC22: 885.01
    DC21: 885.01
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: 2008043282
    Thema V1.0: DSBB
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Society of Biblical Literature
    Imprint name
    Society of Biblical Literature
    Publication date
    20 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Atlanta