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Choricius
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Sophist and rhetorician from the school of Gaza in the 1st half of the 6th cent.; pupil and successor of Procopius of Gaza. Two enkṓmia to bishop Marcianus (Or. 1 and 2 Foerster/Richtsteig) incorporate ekphráseis of two churches inaugurated by the bishop, together with their paintings. Thus C. is first to apply the tools of pagan rhetoric to Christian objects. He made two further eulogies to prominent individuals, dux Aratios and the archon Stephanus (Or. 3) as well as general Summos (Or. 4); two wedding addresses to his pupil Zacharias (Or. 5) as wel…

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Makris, Georgios (Bochum), “Choricius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 13 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e233290>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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