New History of Classical Rhetoric

ISBN-10: 069100059X
ISBN-13: 9780691000596
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/6/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

George Kennedy's three volumes on classical rhetoric have long been regarded as authoritative treatments of the subject. This new volume, an extensive revision and abridgment ofThe Art of Persuasion in Greece,The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World,andGreek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors,provides a comprehensive history of classical rhetoric, one that is sure to become a standard for its time. Kennedy begins by identifying the rhetorical features of early Greek literature that anticipated the formulation of "metarhetoric," or a theory of rhetoric, in the fifth and fourth centuries b.c.e. and then traces the development of that theory through the Greco-Roman period. He gives an account of the teaching of literary and oral composition in schools, and of Greek and Latin oratory as the primary rhetorical genre. He also discusses the overlapping disciplines of ancient philosophy and religion and their interaction with rhetoric. The result is a broad and engaging history of classical rhetoric that will prove especially useful for students and for others who want an overview of classical rhetoric in condensed form.

Preface
A New History of Classical Rhetoric
Introduction: the Nature of Rhetoric
Persuasion in Greek Literature before 400 B.C
Greek Rhetorical Theory from Corax to Aristotle
The Attic Orators
Hellenistic Rhetoric
Early Roman Rhetoric
Cicero
Rhetoric in Augustan Rome
Latin Rhetoric in the Silver Age
Greek Rhetoric under the Roman Empire
The Second Sophistic
Christianity and Classical Rhetoric
The Survival of Classical Rhetoric from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Bibliography
Index

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