Dionysius Of Halicarnassus Critical Essays On Alice

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Dionysius of Halicarnassus had migrated to Rome by 30 BCE, where he lived until his death some time after 8 BCE, writing his Roman Antiquities and teaching the art of rhetoric and literary composition.

Dionysius’s purpose, both in his own work and in his teaching, was to re-establish the classical Attic standards of purity, invention and taste in order to reassert the primacy of Greek as the literary language of the Mediterranean world. He advocated the minute study of the styles of the finest prose authors of the fifth and fourth century BCE, especially the Attic orators. His critical essays on these and on the historian Thucydides represent an important development from the somewhat mechanical techniques of rhetorical handbooks to a more sensitive criticism of individual authors. Illustrating his analysis with well-chosen examples, Dionysius preserves a number of important fragments of Lysias and Isaeus.

The essays on those two orators and on Isocrates, Demosthenes, and Thucydides comprise Volume I of this edition. Volume II contains three letters to his students; a short essay on the orator Dinarchus; and his finest work, the essay On Literary Composition, which combines rhetoric, grammar, and criticism in a manner unique in ancient literature.

The Loeb Classical Library also publishes a seven-volume edition of Roman Antiquities by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, a history from earliest times to 264 BCE.

Documents and Narrative: Reading the Roman Carthaginian Treaties in Polybius’ Histories
Wiater, N.2018Polybius and his Legacy. Miltsios, N. & Tamiolaki, M. (eds.). Berlin: de Gruyter, p. 131-16534 p.
Research output: Research › Chapter

“Getting Over Athens: Re-Writing Hellenicity in the Early Roman History of Dionysius of Halicarnassus”
Wiater, N.2018 (Accepted/In press) The Hellenistic and Early Imperial Greek Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought. Canevaro, M. & Gray, B. (eds.). Oxford University Press
Research output: Research › Chapter

“The Aesthetics of the Past: Language, Time, and Historical Consciousness in Dionysian Criticism”
Wiater, N.2018 (Accepted/In press) Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Criticism and History in Augustan Rome. de Jonge, C., Oakley, S. & Schultze, C. (eds.).
Research output: Research › Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Polybius and Sallust
Wiater, N.2017The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides. Foster, E., Forsdyke, S. & Balot, R. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 659-76
Research output: Research › Chapter

“Expertise, ‘Character’ and the ‘Authority Effect’ in the Early Roman History of Dionysius of Halicarnassus”
Wiater, N.2017Authority and Expertise in Ancient Scientific Culture. König, J. & Woolf, G. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 231-59
Research output: Research › Chapter

“The Aesthetics of Truth: Narrative and Historical Hermeneutics in Polybius' Histories”
Wiater, N.2017Truth and History in the Ancient World: . Pluralising the Past. Ruffell, I. & Hau, L. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 202-25
Research output: Research - peer-review › Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Shifting Endings, Ambiguity and Deferred Closure in Polybius' Histories
Wiater, N.2016Knowing Future Time in and through Greek Historiography. Lianeri, A. (ed.). de Gruyter, p. 217-39 (Trends in Classics Supplementary Series)
Research output: Research › Chapter

Hellenistische Rhetorik
Wiater, N.2014Handbuch der griechischen Literatur der Antike vol. 2.Beck Verlag, p. 860-886 (Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaft)
Research output: Research › Chapter

Kissing
Wiater, N.2012Encyclopedia of Ancient History.Wiley-Blackwell
Research output: Research › Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Greek Language and Dialects (Classical Times)
Wiater, N.2012Encyclopedia of Ancient History.Wiley-Blackwell
Research output: Research › Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Writing Roman History – Shaping Greek Identity: The Ideology of Historiography in Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Wiater, N.2011The Struggle for Identity: Greeks and their Past in the First Century BCE. Wiater, N. & Schmitz, T. A. (eds.). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, p. 61-91
Research output: Research › Conference contribution

Introduction: Approaching Greek Identity
Wiater, N. & Schmitz, T. A. 2011The Struggle for Identity: Greeks and their Past in the First Century BCE. Wiater, N. & Schmitz, T. A. (eds.). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, p. 15-45
Research output: Research › Chapter

Der utopische Körper: Die Interpretation frühgriechischer Lyrik am Beispiel von Sappho frg. 31LP
Wiater, N.2010Antike – Lyrik – Heute: Zur Präsenz griechische und lateinischer Lyrik in deutschsprachiger Lyrik und Altphilologie der Gegenwart. Elit, S., Reents, F. & Bremer, J. (eds.). Remscheid: Gardez!, p. 23-49
Research output: Research › Conference contribution

Speeches and Historical Narrative in Polybius’ Histories: Approaching Speeches in Polybius
Wiater, N.2010Stimmen der Geschichte: Funktionen von Reden in der antiken Historiographie. Pausch, D. (ed.). Berlin: de Gruyter, p. 67-107 (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde; vol. 284)
Research output: Research › Chapter

Tragedies to Laugh at: Lucian on the Failures of Mimesis
Wiater, N.2009Melpomène dans tous ses états. Le tragique hors de la tragédie dans la litterature latine. Lefèbvre, L. & Glinatsis, R. (eds.). Vol. 1, 26 p.
Research output: Research › Conference contribution

Zankapfel Klassiker: Streit und Gelehrtenkontroverse als Konstituenten des griechischen Klassizismus im ersten Jahrhundert v. Chr. in den Schriften des Dionysius von Halikarnass
Wiater, N.2008Streitkultur: Okzidentale Traditionen des Streites in Literatur, Geschichte und Kunst. Baumann, U., Steiner-Weber, A. & Becker, A. (eds.). Göttingen: Vandenhoek und Ruprecht: Bonn University Press, p. 1-29 (Super alta perennis; vol. 2)
Research output: Research › Conference contribution

 

Amphictyon, son of Hellen? A misunderstood mythological reference in Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 4.25.3
Wiater, N.Dec 2016In : The Classical Quarterly.66, 2, p. 804-7
Research output: Research - peer-review › Article

Polybius on speeches in Timaeus: syntax and structure in Histories 12.25a
Wiater, N.Apr 2014In : The Classical Quarterly.64, 1, p. 121-13515 p.
Research output: Research - peer-review › Article

Reading the Jewish War: Narrative Technique and Historical Interpretation in Josephus’s Bellum Judaicum
Wiater, N.Jan 2010In : Materiali e Discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici .64, p. 145-185
Research output: Research - peer-review › Article

Geschichte als imaginäres Museum: Zum Geschichtsmodell in Diodors Bibliotheke.
Wiater, N.2006In : Würzburger Jahrbücher für die Altertumswissenschaft.NF 30, p. 59-85
Research output: Research › Article

Geschichtsschreibung und Kompilation: Diodors historiographische Arbeitsmethode und seine Vorstellungen von zeitgemäßer Geschichtsschreibung.
Wiater, N.2006In : Rheinisches Museum.149, p. 248-71
Research output: Research › Article

Eine poetologische Deutung des σηκός in Simon. Fr. 531 PMG
Wiater, N.2005In : Hermes.133, p. 44-55
Research output: Research › Article

 

Dreyer, B .,Polybios. Studienbücher Antike 4. Hildesheim, Zurich and New York: Georg Olms, 2011
Wiater, N.2014In : The Classical Review.
Research output: Research › Book/Film/Article review

Jennifer R. Ballengee, The Wound and the Witness. The Rhetoric of Torture. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009.
Wiater, N.7 Apr 2012In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
Research output: Research › Book/Film/Article review

Thorsten Fögen, Wissen, Kommunikation und Selbstdarstellung: Zur Struktur und Charakteristik römischer Fachtexte der frühen Kaiserzeit. Zetemata 134. München: Beck 2009
Wiater, N.2010In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review.2010.12.27
Research output: Research › Book/Film/Article review

Diodore de Sicile. Bibliothèque historique. Fragments livres XXI-XXVI, ed. P. Goukowsky. Paris: Budé 2006
Wiater, N.2009In : GNOMON-KRITISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT FUR DIE GESAMTE KLASSISCHE ALTERTUMSWISSENSCHAFT.81, p. 300-306
Research output: Research › Book/Film/Article review

Erich S. Gruen (ed.), Cultural Borrowings and Ethnic Appropriations in Antiquity. Stuttgart 2005
Wiater, N.2007In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review.2007.07.46
Research output: Research › Book/Film/Article review

Klaus Bringmann, Augustus. Darmstadt 2007
Wiater, N.2007In : Frankfurter elektronische Rundschau zur Altertumskunde (FeRA).5
Research output: Research › Book/Film/Article review

W. Martin Bloomer, The Contest of Language. Before and Beyond Nationalism. Notre Dame, IN. 2005
Wiater, N.2006In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review.2006.06.21
Research output: Research › Book/Film/Article review

Anouk Delcourt, Lecture des Antiquités Romaines de Denys d’Halicarnasse. Un historien entre deux mondes. Brussels 2005
Wiater, N.2005In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review.2005.10.46
Research output: Research › Book/Film/Article review

 

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