Download PDF by George A. Kennedy: A New History of Classical Rhetoric (Princeton Paperbacks)

By George A. Kennedy

ISBN-10: 069100059X

ISBN-13: 9780691000596

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 paintings of Persuasion in Greece, The artwork of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric below Christian Emperors, presents a accomplished historical past of classical rhetoric, one who is bound to develop into a regular for its time.

Kennedy starts off by way of choosing the rhetorical good points 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 lines the improvement of that conception throughout the Greco-Roman interval. He offers 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 historic philosophy and faith and their interplay with rhetoric. the result's a vast and interesting heritage of classical rhetoric that might end up in particular valuable for college kids and for others who wish an summary of classical rhetoric in condensed form.

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