The Greek Classics, Vol. 6

The Greek Classics, Vol. 6 : Biography, Oratory, Science, Satire (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Greek Classics, Vol. 6: Biography, Oratory, Science, Satire We look therefore in the original Of a Greek oration for minute matters of style and niceties of diction that a modern orator would scantily regard. As such may be mentioned the balancing Of clauses, the structure Of sentences of equal length, the repetition of sounds at the turning point Of cor responding phrases SO as to suggest an echo from other words, the avoidance Of hiatus between a closing and an initial vowel of two consecutive words, and the arrangement of words in a séntence so as to secure a certain rhythm and harmony. It is manifest that such minute and fine points of style cannot be reproduced in any translation. An undue attention to these refinements might easily become an artificial mannerism. Such mannerism was characteristic of the style of one of the earliest Sophists and teachers of rhetoric, Gorgias Of Leontini, who put his stamp upon Greek prose writing for all time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 626g
  • English
  • 20 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243266685
  • 9780243266685