By George A. Kennedy
George Kennedy's 3 volumes on classical rhetoric have lengthy been considered as authoritative remedies of the topic. This new quantity, an in depth revision and abridgment of The artwork of Persuasion in Greece, The paintings of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric lower than Christian Emperors, presents a accomplished historical past of classical rhetoric, one who is certain to turn into a typical for its time.
Kennedy starts off via picking out the rhetorical gains of early Greek literature that expected the formula of "metarhetoric," or a idea of rhetoric, within the 5th and fourth centuries b.c.e. after which lines the improvement of that conception throughout the Greco-Roman interval. He provides an account of the educating of literary and oral composition in colleges, and of Greek and Latin oratory because the basic rhetorical style. He additionally discusses the overlapping disciplines of old philosophy and faith and their interplay with rhetoric. the result's a huge and interesting heritage of classical rhetoric that might turn out specially valuable for college students and for others who wish an outline of classical rhetoric in condensed form.
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A New History of Classical Rhetoric (Princeton Paperbacks) by George A. Kennedy