By Fredrick J. Long
Pauline scholarship has mostly interpreted 2 Corinthians as a later editorial composite of a number of letters. Fredrick lengthy situates the textual content inside of Classical literary and rhetorical conventions and argues for its team spirit established upon various parallels with historic apology within the culture of Andocides, Socrates, Isocrates and Demosthenes. He presents a complete survey and rigorous style research of historic forensic discourse in help of his claims, and demonstrates how the unified message of Paul's letter should be recovered.
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Smith’s (1974, pp. ” Furthermore, at the end of the first century BC, Dionysius of Halicarnassus wrote many essays analyzing the style of Isaeus, Isocrates, 24 A survey of ancient forensic discourse Lysias, Aeschines, Thucydides, Hyperides, Demosthenes, and Dinarchus. His contemporary Caecilius of Calacte wrote a piece, no longer extant, On the Style of the Ten Attic Orators (Usher, 1974, pp. xxiii–xxvii, 3). In Theon’s Progymnasmata, quotations of forensic orations are cited as examples: eight different speeches of Demosthenes (speeches 18–24, 30), two from Aeschines (In Ctes.
Pro Scauro (Cic. ), Pro Sestio (Cic. ), Pro Sulla (Cic. ), and Pro Tullio (Cic. ] The genre of forensic rhetoric 21 D¯odek); Demosthenes’ On the Crown (Dem. 18), Against the Special Plea of Zeonthemis (Dem. 32), For Phormio (Dem. 36), and On the Trierarchic Crown (Dem. 51); Hyperides’ Defense of Lycophron (Hyp. 1) and Defense of Euxenippus (Hyp. 4); Isaeus’ On the Estate of Cleonymus (Isae. 1), On the Estate of Menecles (Isae. 2), On the Estate of Apollodorus (Isae. 7), On the Estate of Ciron (Isae.
2), and Against Philocles (Din. 3); Hyperides’ Against Athenogenes (Hyp. 3); Isaeus’ On the Estate of Pyrrhus (Isae. 3), On the Estate of Nicostratus (Isae. 4), On the Estate of Dicaeogenes (Isae. 5), On the Estate of Philoctemon (Isae. 6), On the Estate of Astyphilus (Isae. 9), and On the Estate of Aristarchus (Isae. 10); Isocrates’ Trapeziticus (Isoc. 17), Against Callimachus (Isoc. 18), Against Lochites (Isoc. 20), and Against Euthynus (Isoc. 21); Lycurgus’ Against Leocrates (Lycurg. ); and Lysias’ Against Andocides (Lys.
Ancient Rhetoric and Paul's Apology: The Compositional Unity of 2 Corinthians (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series) by Fredrick J. Long