Dionysius of Halicarnassus

Dionysius of Halicarnassus dīənĭsh´ēəs, hăl˝ĭkärnăs´əs [key], fl. late 1st cent. BC, Greek rhetorician and historian. He taught at Rome and was one of the most celebrated of ancient critics. Among his extant works are On the Arrangement of Words, On Imitation, On the Early Orators, On Thucydides, and On the Eloquence of Demosthenes. The Art of Rhetoric attributed to him is probably of later date. Of his longest work, Antiquities of Rome, in 20 books, approximately the first half is extant. In it the history of Rome to the 3d cent. BC is covered.

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