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

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 paintings of Persuasion in Greece, The paintings of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric below Christian Emperors, offers a complete heritage of classical rhetoric, person who is bound to develop into a typical for its time.

Kennedy starts by way of picking the rhetorical positive aspects 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 advance of that concept 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 basic 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 historical past of classical rhetoric that would turn out specially worthy for college students and for others who wish an summary of classical rhetoric in condensed form.

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