An Introduction to Classical Rhetoric: Essential Readings / Edition 1

An Introduction to Classical Rhetoric: Essential Readings / Edition 1

by James D. Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405158611

ISBN-13: 9781405158619

Pub. Date: 05/18/2009

Publisher: Wiley

An anthology of primary texts in translation, An Introduction to Classical Rhetoric offers an overview of the social, cultural, and intellectual factors that influenced the development and growth of rhetoric during the classical period.

  • Uses primary source material to analyze rhetoric from the Sophists through St. Augustine

Overview

An anthology of primary texts in translation, An Introduction to Classical Rhetoric offers an overview of the social, cultural, and intellectual factors that influenced the development and growth of rhetoric during the classical period.

  • Uses primary source material to analyze rhetoric from the Sophists through St. Augustine
  • Provides an in-depth introduction to the period, as well as introductions to each author and each selection
  • Includes study guides to help students develop multiple perspectives on the material, stimulate critical thinking, and provide starting points for dialogue
  • Highlights include Gorgias's Palamedes, Antiphon's Truth, Isocrates' Helen, and Plato's Protagoras
  • Each selection is followed by suggested writing topics and a short list of suggested additional readings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405158619
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/18/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction 1

Part I: Classical Greek Rhetoric 7

1 Introduction to Greek Rhetoric 9

2 Female Voices 37

3 The Sophists 51

4 Plato on Philosophy and Rhetoric 108

5 Aristotle and the Systemization of Rhetoric 222

Part II: Classical Roman Rhetoric 271

6 Introduction to Roman Rhetoric and Oratory 273

7 Cicero and the Latinization of Greek Rhetoric 316

8 Horace and the Revival of Poetry 376

9 Quintilian the Educator 392

10 The End of the Classical Period: Libanius and Augustine 416

References 527

Sources 536

Index 539

Plates appear between pp. 276 and 277

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