Arengas, retórica e historiografía: Reflexiones sobre la Rhetorica militaris de Siriano Magister

Talia dixit. 2011;6(1):139-157


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Journal Title: Talia dixit

ISSN: 1886-9440 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad de Extremadura

Society/Institution: Grupo de Investigación Arenga de la UEx (HUM-023)

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History (General): Medieval history | Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics: Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar: Style. Composition. Rhetoric | Philosophy. Psychology. Religion

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Portuguese, French, Spanish

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Iglesias-Zoido, Juan Carlos


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Abstract | Full Text

The first part of this essay reviews the recent book published by Immacolata Eramo on the War Speeches (Bari 2010) by the Byzantine rhetor Syrianus Magister. This book offers a careful edition, the first full translation ever made of the text and a detailed commentary. In the second part, we also analyse the relation between battle speeches and rhetorical norms from Antiquity to Byzantium in order to show the importance and signification of this Byzantine handbook, whose authentic value can only be appreciated if we consider the Greco-Latin historiographical and rhetorical tradition in which the military harangue is inserted.