On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse / Edition 2

On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse / Edition 2

by Aristotle, George A. Kennedy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195305094

ISBN-13: 9780195305098

Pub. Date: 06/13/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This new edition of George A. Kennedy's highly acclaimed translation and commentary offers the most faithful English version ever published of On Rhetoric. Based on careful study of the Greek text and informed by the best modern scholarship, the second edition has been fully revised and updated. As in the first edition, Kennedy makes the work readily

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This new edition of George A. Kennedy's highly acclaimed translation and commentary offers the most faithful English version ever published of On Rhetoric. Based on careful study of the Greek text and informed by the best modern scholarship, the second edition has been fully revised and updated. As in the first edition, Kennedy makes the work readily accessible to modern students by providing an insightful general introduction, helpful section introductions, a detailed outline, extensive explanatory notes, and a glossary of Aristotle's rhetorical terms. Striving to convey a sense of Aristotle's distinctive way of thinking, Kennedy preserves the meaning and technical language of the original text, explaining it in detail as opposed to simplifying it as other translations do.

Updated and expanded in light of recent scholarship, the second edition features:

* A revised introduction with two new sections: "The Strengths and Limitations of On Rhetoric" and "Aristotle's Original Audience and His Audience Today"
* A more user-friendly format: running heads now include book and chapter numbers
* An updated bibliography
* Revised appendices that provide translations of new supplementary texts--Socrates' Critique of Sophistic Rhetoric; Lysias' Speech Against the Grain Dealers; two selections from Isocrates (from Against the Sophists and from the Antidosis); selections from Rhetoric for Alexander; and Demosthenes' Third Philippic--and an extensive revision of George A. Kennedy's essay "The Earliest Rhetorical Handbooks"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195305098
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/13/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
226,723
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prooemion
Notes on the Translation
Introduction
A. Aristotle's Life and Works
B. Rhetoric Before Aristotle
C. Aristotle's Classification of Rhetoric
D. Aristotle's Original Audience and His Audience Today
E. The Strengths and Limitations of On Rhetoric
F. Chapter-by-Chapter Outline of On Rhetoric
Book 1: Pisteis, or The Means of Persuasion in Public Address
Book 2: Pisteis, or The Means of Persuasion in Public Address (continued)
Book 3: Delivery, Style, and Arrangement
Appendix I: Supplementary Texts
A. Gorgias' Encomium of Helen
B. Socrates' Critique of Sophistic Rhetoric
C. Lysias' Speech Against the Grain Dealers
D. Introduction to Dialectic from Aristotle, Topics 1.1-3
E. Two Selections from Isocrates
1. From Against the Sophists
2. From the Antidosis
F. Selections from Rhetoric for Alexander
G. On Word Choice and Metaphor, from Aristotle's Poetics
H. Demosthenes' Third Philippic
Appendix II: Supplementary Essays
A. The Earliest Rhetorical Handbooks
B. The History of the Text After Aristotle
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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