311. The Elements of Style: Rhetoric in Byzantium

Posted on 4 November 2018

Psellos and other experts in rhetoric explore how this art of persuasion relates to philosophy.

Further Reading

• C. Barber and S. Papaioannou (ed.), Michael Psellos on Literature and Art: a Byzantine Perspective on Aesthetics (Notre Dame: 2017).


• T.M. Conley, “Aristotle’s Rhetoric in Byzantium,” Rhetorica 8 (1990), 29-44.

• E. Jeffreys (ed.), Rhetoric in Byzantium (Aldershot: 2003).

• P. Magdalino, “From ‘Encyclopaedism’ to ‘Humanism’,” in M.D. Lauxtermann and M. Whittow (eds), Byzantium in the Eleventh Century (London: 2017), 3-18.

• S. Papaioannou,  “Rhetoric and the philosopher in Byzantium,” in B. Bydén and K. Ierodiakonou (eds), The Many Faces of Byzantine Philosophy (Athens: 2012), 171-97

• S. Papaioannou, Michael Psellos: Rhetoric and Authorship in Byzantium (Cambridge: 2013).

• V. Valiavitcharska, “Rhetoric in the Hands of the Byzantine Grammarian,” Rhetorica 31 (2013), 237-60.

• M. Vogiatzi, Byzantine Commentaries on Aristotle’s Rhetoric: Anonymous and Stephanus (Berlin: 2019).


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