Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times / Edition 2

Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times / Edition 2

by George A. Kennedy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807847690

ISBN-13: 9780807847695

Pub. Date: 02/22/1999

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Since its original publication by UNC Press in 1980, this book has provided thousands of students with a concise introduction and guide to the history of the classical tradition in rhetoric, the ancient but ever vital art of persuasion.
Now, George Kennedy offers a thoroughly revised and updated edition of Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular

Overview

Since its original publication by UNC Press in 1980, this book has provided thousands of students with a concise introduction and guide to the history of the classical tradition in rhetoric, the ancient but ever vital art of persuasion.
Now, George Kennedy offers a thoroughly revised and updated edition of Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition. From its development in ancient Greece and Rome, through its continuation and adaptation in Europe and America through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to its enduring significance in the twentieth century, he traces the theory and practice of classical rhetoric through history. At each stage of the way, he demonstrates how new societies modified classical rhetoric to fit their needs.
For this edition, Kennedy has updated the text and the bibliography to incorporate new scholarship; added sections relating to women orators and rhetoricians throughout history; and enlarged the discussion of rhetoric in America, Germany, and Spain. He has also included more information about historical and intellectual contexts to assist the reader in understanding the tradition of classical rhetoric.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807847695
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/22/1999
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. Traditional and Conceptual Rhetoric
Rhetoric in the Homeric Poems
The Literate Revolution
Technical, Sophistic, and Philosophical Rhetoric
Women in Classical Rhetoric
Chapter 2. Technical Rhetoric
Progymnasmata
Chapter 3. Sophistic Rhetoric
The Tetralogies Attributed to Antiphon
Gorgias
Sophistry as Play
Isocrates
Declamation
The Second Sophistic
Sophists and Politics
Chapter 4. Philosophical Rhetoric
Plato's Apology of Socrates
Plato's Gorgias
Plato's Phaedrus
Aristotle
The Philosophical Tradition after Aristotle
Dialectic and Rhetoric in Antiquity
Chapter 5. Rhetoric in the Roman Period
Hermagoras
Rhetoric at Rome
Cicero's On Invention
Rhetoric for Herennius
Cicero's Dialogue On the Orator
Quintilian's Education of the Orator
Tacitus's Dialogue on Orators
Women in Roman Public Life
The Hermogenic Corpus
Rhetores Latini Minores
Donatus's Art of Grammar
Chapter 6. Literary Rhetoric
Demetrius's On Style
Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Canons and Imitation
Longinus, On Sublimity
Rhetoric and Poetics
Chapter 7. Judeo-Christian Rhetoric
Old Testament Rhetoric
New Testament Rhetoric
The Apostles
Apologists and Polemicists
Preaching
Origen
Gregory Thaumaturgus
Eusebius
Gregory of Nazianzus
John Chrysostom
The Latin Fathers
Lactantius
Saint Augustine
Chapter 8. Greek Rhetoric in the Middle Ages
Grammar Schools
Rhetorical Schools
Advanced Education in Constantinople
Attic Greek
Functions of Rhetoric in Byzantium
Chapter 9. Latin Rhetoric in the Middle Ages
Martianus Capella
Cassiodorus
Boethius
Isidore
Applications of Rhetoric in the Early Middle Ages
Bede
The Carolingian Age
Alcuin
Hrabanus Maurus
Notker of St. Gall
Rhetoric in Medieval Italy
Handbooks of Dictamen
Rhetoric in Medieval France
The Arts of Poetry
The Arts of Preaching
Chapter 10. Classical Rhetoric in the Renaissance
The Italian Humanists
Women in the Humanist Movement
George Trebizond
Fichet and Traversagni
Ciceronians and Anti-Ciceronians
Rhetoric and Dialectic
Lorenzo Valla and Rudolphus Agricola
Erasmus
Jan Luis Vives
English Rhetorics of the Sixteenth Century
Peter Ramus
Rhetoric in Spain and Mexico
G. J. Vossius
Francis Bacon
Chapter 11. Neoclassical Rhetoric
Women's Rhetoric in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Bernard Lamy
Boileau and "The Sublime"
Preaching
Fénelon
Philosophy and Rhetoric: Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Vico, Hume, and Kant
Major European Rhetorical Treatises of the Eighteenth Century
Rhetorical Theory in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Ward, Sheridan, Lawson, Smith, and Campbell
Hugh Blair
Richard Whately
The First American Rhetoric Books
Philology and Rhetoric
Chapter 12. Classical Rhetoric in the Twentieth Century
Rhetoric and English Composition
The Renaissance of Rhetoric
The "New" Rhetorics
Twentieth-Century Critical Theory
Comparative Rhetoric
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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