Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Dionysios)( Greek rhetorician and historian)
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Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Dionysios, Latin. Dionysius, I. BC. e., Greek rhetorician and historian. At 30.8 years. BC. e. lived and taught in Rome. Hot adherent attitsizma, he formulated his theological principles in a variety of critical and rhetorical works, illustrating examples of their style speakers IV in the Attic. BC. e., urging them to imitate. From the works of the ancient orators (Peri ton archaion rhetoron hypomnematistoi) preserved a part, which deals with creativity Lisiya, Isocrates and Izeya, as well as the style of Demosthenes, and Aeschines Hyperides. Part of the same product is expected to work under the title On the oratory Demosthenes (Peri tes Demosthenus lekseos), in which D. Demosthenes proves the superiority over all his predecessors in the position, his skill in drawing phrases and manner of making speeches. In the original treatise on the preparation of words (Peri syntheseos onomaton), one of the most successful of his works, the D. drew particular attention to the sound side of the word, deals with the selection of words and linking them to the proposals. Word order to meet the requirements of both logic and aesthetics.
D. studied the style of Thucydides (Peri tu Thukydidu chrakteros), Plato, the problem of imitation (Peri mimeseos). He also attributed the authorship of manuals on rhetoric (loss). He devoted a separate monograph Deynarhu. Stylistic considerations relating to Plato, Thucydides and Demosthenes, we find in 3 of literary letters (two letters to Ammeyu and a letter to Gneyu Pompeii). Studies on stylistic analysis (often pioneering) earned him the nickname "the critic" (ho kritikos). Formulated rules of rhetoric D. into practice in the bulk (20 kn.) historical product of Roman antiquity (Romaike archaiologia). It covers the ancient history of Rome from the founding of the city before the first Punic War (264 g. BC. e.) and was a supplement to the works of Polybius and Posidonius. Survived the first 11 books, the rest we have in the excerpts of Constantine Porphyrogenitus (Porfirogeneta) and in one of Milan's manuscripts.
Labor D. practically oriented: the aim of historiography is instruction in morality and education of policymakers. Full admiration for the greatness of the Romans, . it proves their Hellenic origin, . giving an appropriate interpretation of the many myths, . along with the history of wars, it is widely introduced, . often with errors, . history of institutions and practices, . who provided the Romans world domination,
. Uncritical attention given by the Roman annalistami using also works Timaeus and Polybius. The trend towards dramatization description of events reveals the Hellenistic influence, and the commitment rhetoric finds expression in many and long speeches, in which D. tries to implement the program attitsizma, although the work itself mostly written in Greek, Hellenistic era (Koine).