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ALEXANDER

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 564 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALEXANDER, son of Numenius, Greek rhetorician, flourished in the first half of the second century A.D. In addition to general treatises on rhetoric, he wrote a special work IIepi Twv Tijs btavoias Kai rjr Wean o'X1j jtltraw, of which only an abridgment is extant; later epitomes were made in Latin by Aquila Romanus and Julius Rufinianus under the title De Figuris Sententiarum et Elocutionis. Another epitome was made in the fourth century by a Christian for use in Christian schools, containing additional examples from Gregory of Nazianzus. Text in Spengel, Rhetores Graeci (1856).
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