By George A. Kennedy

ISBN-10: 069100059X

ISBN-13: 9780691000596

George Kennedy's 3 volumes on classical rhetoric have lengthy been considered as authoritative remedies of the topic. This new quantity, an intensive revision and abridgment of The paintings of Persuasion in Greece, The artwork of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric below Christian Emperors, presents a complete heritage of classical rhetoric, one who is bound to develop into a regular for its time.

Kennedy starts by way of picking the rhetorical positive aspects of early Greek literature that expected the formula of "metarhetoric," or a conception of rhetoric, within the 5th and fourth centuries b.c.e. after which strains the improvement of that idea during the Greco-Roman interval. He supplies an account of the instructing of literary and oral composition in faculties, and of Greek and Latin oratory because the fundamental rhetorical style. He additionally discusses the overlapping disciplines of old philosophy and faith and their interplay with rhetoric. the result's a extensive and fascinating heritage of classical rhetoric that would turn out particularly worthwhile for college kids and for others who wish an outline of classical rhetoric in condensed form.

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