A New History of Classical Rhetoric

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 paintings of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric lower than Christian Emperors, offers a complete heritage of classical rhetoric, person who is certain to develop into a customary for its time.

Kennedy starts via picking the rhetorical gains of early Greek literature that expected the formula of "metarhetoric," or a concept of rhetoric, within the 5th and fourth centuries b.c.e. after which strains the advance of that concept in the course of the Greco-Roman interval. He offers 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 historic philosophy and faith and their interplay with rhetoric. the result's a extensive and interesting background of classical rhetoric that might turn out in particular worthy for college kids and for others who wish an outline of classical rhetoric in condensed form.

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