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 artwork of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric less than Christian Emperors, presents a entire background of classical rhetoric, person who is certain to develop into a regular for its time.
Kennedy starts through selecting the rhetorical good points 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 strains the advance of that thought throughout the Greco-Roman interval. He provides an account of the educating of literary and oral composition in faculties, 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 would turn out specifically helpful for college kids 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