Free Read [Humor and Comedy Book] ☆ Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric - by George A. Kennedy ↠
Feb 23, 2020 - 00:15 AM By George A. Kennedy

For students of classical, medieval, and early modern literature and of the history of education, Kennedy classics emeritus, U of North Carolina Chapel Hill presents and comments on four Greek treatises for teaching prose composition and elementary rhetoric They were written during the time of the Roman Empire and studied throughout the Byzanti
  • Title: Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric
  • Author: George A. Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9781589830615
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback

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Eric Feb 23, 2020 - 00:15 AM
In this translated collection, Kennedy glosses “progymnasmata” as “preliminary exercises”--exercises classical students of rhetoric completed prior to declamation (x). Aelius Theon’s text is particularly “addressed to teachers, not to students” and “[a]lone among the Greek authors of progymnasmata describes classroom methods consisting of oral reading, listening, memorizing, paraphrasing, elaborating, and contradicting what has been read” (2-3). As presented by Kennedy, Theon [...]
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Joshua Feb 23, 2020 - 00:15 AM
The progymnasmata are "preliminary exercises" that were given to students who had completed their training in Grammar and Logic (though sometimes Logic followed after the progymnasmata) as part of the classical Trivium (Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic). The exercises are set up to be successive stages that progress the student from the easiest compositions to the most difficult; preparing the student to become proficient in elements useful for legal, legislative, and ceremonial discourse.
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Heather Feb 23, 2020 - 00:15 AM
This is a useful collection and translation of primary sources on the progymnasmata exercises. Although they are not all enthralling in themselves, the work is an excellent references, both for the sake of having the sources and for the sake of being able to compare sources. Although reading all five sources straight through was somewhat repetitive, it did provide a fuller understanding of what the exercises entail and why they are useful to the larger goals of rhetoric.
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Tony Feb 23, 2020 - 00:15 AM
If you want the gist and utility of it, read only the Aphthonius section. He is the only one that provides examples of the various progymnasmata. Also read John's Thesis section. It's too bad the school system didn't teach these composition methods since what I learnt in my day is a shadow of what is laid down in these progymnasmata
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Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric By George A. Kennedy For students of classical, medieval, and early modern literature and of the history of education, Kennedy classics emeritus, U of North Carolina Chapel Hill presents and comments on four Greek treatises for teaching prose composition and elementary rhetoric They were written during the time of the Roman Empire and studied throughout the Byzanti

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