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Theophrastus And Callisthenes

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Theophrastus and Callisthenes were colleagues and friends. Shifting Theophrastus focus from commemoration and consolation to moral instruction, the author suggests, Theophrastus produced a disquisition on the virtues exemplified by his colleague and friend. Doctrine also served rhetorical purposes, no doubt in homage to a friend and colleague, whom Theophrastus could scarcely not have presented in this context as an exemplar of moral and intellectual virtues. That is not to say that the Callisthenes was a partisan panegyric, any more than it was a diatribe against Alexander or Macedonian rule. Rather, the author suggests, it presented a philosophically grounded model of rectitude, learning, and integrity, a model dedicated, as the title implies, to an essentially good man, gentleman, scholar, and friend of Theophrastus.

Keywords: Alexander or Macedonian rule; Callisthenes; partisan panegyric; rhetorical purposes; Theophrastus



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