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 paintings of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric below Christian Emperors, presents a entire heritage of classical rhetoric, person who is bound to develop into a customary for its time.
Kennedy starts off through opting for the rhetorical gains 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 throughout the Greco-Roman interval. He supplies an account of the instructing of literary and oral composition in colleges, 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 wide and fascinating heritage of classical rhetoric that might end up particularly worthwhile for college students and for others who wish an summary of classical rhetoric in condensed form.
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A New History of Classical Rhetoric (Princeton Paperbacks) by George A. Kennedy