A New History of Classical Rhetoric

A New History of Classical Rhetoric

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by George A. Kennedy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 069100059X

ISBN-13: 9780691000596

Pub. Date: 10/17/1994

Publisher: Princeton University Press

George Kennedy's three volumes on classical rhetoric have long been regarded as authoritative treatments of the subject. This new volume, an extensive revision and abridgment of The Art of Persuasion in Greece, The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors, provides a comprehensive history of classical

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George Kennedy's three volumes on classical rhetoric have long been regarded as authoritative treatments of the subject. This new volume, an extensive revision and abridgment of The Art of Persuasion in Greece, The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors, provides a comprehensive history of classical rhetoric, one that is sure to become a standard for its time.

Kennedy begins by identifying the rhetorical features of early Greek literature that anticipated the formulation of "metarhetoric," or a theory of rhetoric, in the fifth and fourth centuries b.c.e. and then traces the development of that theory through the Greco-Roman period. He gives an account of the teaching of literary and oral composition in schools, and of Greek and Latin oratory as the primary rhetorical genre. He also discusses the overlapping disciplines of ancient philosophy and religion and their interaction with rhetoric. The result is a broad and engaging history of classical rhetoric that will prove especially useful for students and for others who want an overview of classical rhetoric in condensed form.

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ISBN-13:
9780691000596
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/17/1994
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction: The Nature of Rhetoric3
Ch. 2Persuasion in Greek Literature before 400 B.C.11
Ch. 3Greek Rhetorical Theory from Corax to Aristotle30
Plato's Gorgias35
Plato's Phaedrus39
Isocrates43
The Rhetoric for Alexander49
Aristotle51
Ch. 4The Attic Orators64
Lysias65
Demosthenes68
Ch. 5Hellenistic Rhetoric81
Theophrastus84
Later Peripatetics87
Demetrius, On Style88
The Stoics90
The Academics93
The Epicureans93
Asianism95
Hermagoras and Stasis Theory97
Ch. 6Early Roman Rhetoric102
Cato the Elder106
Roman Orators of the Late Second and Early First Centuries B.C.111
Latin Rhetoricians115
Cicero's On Invention117
The Rhetoric for Herennius121
Ch. 7Cicero128
Cicero's Orations in the Years from 81 to 56 B.C.129
On the Orator140
For Milo and Cicero's Later Speeches147
Brutus and Orator151
Ch. 8Rhetoric in Augustan Rome159
Greek Rhetoricians of the Second Half of the First Century B.C.160
Dionysius of Halicarnassus161
Declamation and Seneca the Elder166
Ch. 9Latin Rhetoric in the Silver Age173
Quintilian177
Discussions of the "Decline of Eloquence"186
Pliny the Younger192
Fronto and Gellius196
Apuleius199
Ch. 10Greek Rhetoric under the Roman Empire201
Progymnasmata202
Hermogenes and the Formation of the Hermogenic Corpus208
Prolegomena217
Other Greek Rhetorical Treatises224
Ch. 11The Second Sophistic230
Dio Chrysostom233
Polemon and Herodes Atticus237
Aclius Aristides239
Sophistry from the Late Second to the Early Fourth Century241
The Sophistic Renaissance of the Fourth Century242
Prohaeresius243
Himerius245
Libanius248
Themistius251
Synesius252
The "University" of Constantinople254
The School of Gaza255
The Decline of the Schools256
Ch. 12Christianity and Classical Rhetoric257
Christian Panegyric260
Gregory of Nazianzus261
Other Major Figures of the Fourth Century263
The Latin Fathers264
Saint Augustine265
Ch. 13The Survival of Classical Rhetoric from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages271
The Decline in the East271
The Decline in the West273
Latin Grammarians of Later Antiquity274
The "Minor" Latin Rhetoricians275
Martianus Capella279
Cassiodorus279
Isidore of Seville280
Other Late Latin Works on Rhetoric280
Bede and Alcuin281
Boethius282
Bibliography285
Index297

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