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date: 30 November 2022

Anaximenes(2)locked

, of Lampsacus, historian and rhetorician, c. 380–320 BCE

Anaximenes(2)locked

, of Lampsacus, historian and rhetorician, c. 380–320 BCE
  • Donald Russell

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Anaximenes (2) of Lampsacu (c. 380–320 bce), historian and rhetorician, a pupil of *Zoïlus. His historical work (FGrH 72) comprised Hellenica, Philippica, and a work on *Alexander (3) the Great. An ‘answer to a letter of Philip’ ([Dem.] 11) was believed in antiquity to be his; so perhaps is the ‘letter’ itself ([Dem.] 12). He also wrote on Homer. The Rhetorica ad Alexandrum, first attributed to him by P. Victorius (1499–1585), on the ground of Quintilian, Inst. 3. 4. 9, is the sole surviving pre-Aristotelian manual of *rhetoric.

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  • Greek Literature

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