Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1998.7.09


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1.   In fact it is not: the exact locution is to mega biblion ison . . . tôi megalôi kakôi (Callimachus fr. 465 Pf.).

2.   Quintilian 3.1.8, Artium autem scriptores antiquissimi Corax et Tisias Siculi, though we are not at all sure what their works contained--nor, come to that, whether Corax ever actually existed. Thomas Cole's suggestion--that Corax was Tisias--is provocative and intriguing ('Who Was Corax?,' Illinois Classical Studies 16 [1992] 65-84). Moreover, it is worth pondering whether the et in Cicero's artem et praecepta (Brutus 46) is epexegetical, or whether the two nouns may somehow signify two different things.

3.   Quintilian 3.1.14, Ars est utriusque [scil. Aristotelis et Isocratis], sed pluribus eam libris Aristoteles complexus est. Cf. the complicated and perplexing testimony of Cicero, Brutus 48. Was the 'tekhnê' of Isocrates actually a collecction of sample speeches? See e.g. Ludwig Radermacher, Artium scriptores (Reste der Voraristotelischen Rhetorik) (Vienna 1951) 155-156 (ad B XXIV 14, 16); George Kennedy, The Art of Persuasion in Greece (Princeton 1963) 54-57; K. Barwick, 'Das Problem der isokrateischen Techne,' Philologus 107 (1963) 42-60; Thomas Cole, The Origins of Rhetoric in Ancient Greece (Baltimore 1991) 81 and n. 11; Kennedy, A New History of Classical Rhetoric (Princeton 1994) 48-49.

4.   Cicero, De inuentione 2.6-7.

5.   'The Aristotelian Tradition in Ancient Rhetoric.' American Journal of Philology 62 (1941) 35-50, 169-190.

6.   I think especially of White's Metahistory (Baltimore 1973) and Tropics of Discourse (Baltimore 1978).

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