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 intensive revision and abridgment of The artwork of Persuasion in Greece, The artwork of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric lower than Christian Emperors, offers a complete historical past of classical rhetoric, person who is certain to turn into a regular for its time.
Kennedy starts off through picking out the rhetorical positive factors of early Greek literature that expected the formula of "metarhetoric," or a thought of rhetoric, within the 5th and fourth centuries b.c.e. after which lines the improvement of that concept in the course of the Greco-Roman interval. He supplies an account of the educating 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 vast and interesting historical past of classical rhetoric that may end up specially precious 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