Commentaries on *Hermogenes (2) and *Minucianus the Elder. Two treatises on ‘epideictic speeches’ pass under his name. The first (3. 329 ff. Spengel) deals with hymns, prayers, encomia of countries and cities, etc. ; the second (ibid. 368 ff.), probably the work of a different writer, less polished but more lively, gives rules for ceremonial addresses to the emperor and other officials, and for birthdays, weddings, invitations, leave-takings, funerals, and special festivals. Both books (like the sections on epideictic speeches in the Art of Rhetoric attributed to *Dionysius (7) of Halicarnassus) deal with a branch of rhetoric remote from lawcourts and deliberative assemblies, and in some ways a substitute for the poetry of cult or special occasion. They thus contain much material useful for the interpretation of the poets. See
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