Landmark Essays on Classical Greek Rhetoric / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume's purpose is to provide students and scholars of classical rhetoric with a set of exemplary works in the area of Greek rhetorical theory. Many of the articles included here are not easily accessible and have been selected with the intent of providing graduate and undergraduate students with a useful collection of secondary source materials. This book is also envisioned as a useful text for scholars who will benefit from having these sources more readily available.

Scholarship in classical Greek rhetorical theory typically is aimed at one of these two goals:

Historical reconstruction is work that attempts to understand the contributions of past theorists or practitioners. Scholars involved in the historical reconstruction of Greek rhetorical theories attempt to understand the cultural context in which these theories originally appear.

Contemporary appropriation is work that attempts to utilize the insights of past theorists or practitioners in order to inform current theory or criticism. Rather than describe rhetorical theory as it evolved through the contingencies of the past, scholars who attempt the contemporary appropriation of classical texts do so in order to shed insight on rhetorical concerns as they are manifested in today's environment.

As can be seen in the following articles, historical reconstruction and contemporary appropriation differ in terms of goals and methods. Because the goal of historical reconstruction is to capture the past — insofar as possible — on its own terms, the methods of the historian and, in classical work, the philologist, are appropriate. As a result, many of the papers draw heavily on the original Greek terminology to describe a given theorist's contributions. All Greek words have been transliterated in this edition in order to improve readability. In addition, the meanings of Greek words which are not explicitly discussed include a bracketed translation to make the text more accessible for non-Greek reading audiences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880393062
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Series: Landmark Essays Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: E. Schiappa, O. Swartz, Introduction. Section 1:Earliest Greek Rhetoric. J.T. Kirby, The "Great Triangle" in Early Greek Rhetoric and Poetics (1990). K.E. Wilkerson, From Hero to Citizen: Persuasion in Early Greece (1982). A.J. Karp, Homeric Origins of Ancient Rhetoric (1977). Section II:Sophistic Rhetorical Theory. J. Poulakos, Toward a Sophistic Definition of Rhetoric (1983). E. Schiappa, Sophistic Rhetoric: Oasis or Mirage? (1991). Section III:Platonic Rhetorical Theory. E. Black, Plato's View of Rhetoric (1958) C. Kauffman, The Axiological Foundations of Plato's Theory of Rhetoric (1982). Section IV:Isocratean Rhetoric. W. Jaeger, The Rhetoric of Isocrates and Its Cultural Ideal (1943). E. Rummel, Isocrates' Ideal of Rhetoric: Criteria of Evaluation (1979). Section V:Aristotelian Rhetorical Theory. C. Lord, The Intention of Aristotle's 'Rhetoric' (1981). J.H. McBurney, The Place of the Enthymeme in Rhetorical Theory (1936). R.C. Huseman, Aristotle's System of Topics (1965). Section 6:Post-Aristotelian Rhetorical Theory. G.A. Kennedy, Theophrastus (1963). O.A.L. Dieter, Stasis (1950).

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