On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse / Edition 1

On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse / Edition 1

by Aristotle, George A. (Translator) Kennedy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195064879

ISBN-13: 9780195064872

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A Theory of Civic Discourse.Go to the heart of the Western tradition of civic discourse, and you find On Rhetoric. Preserved for modern times in the handwritten manuscripts of medieval scribes, Aristotle's work was the one of the first first (and one of the seminal) works on rhetoric, influencing centuries of writers, scholars, and public speakers. But this classic

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A Theory of Civic Discourse.Go to the heart of the Western tradition of civic discourse, and you find On Rhetoric. Preserved for modern times in the handwritten manuscripts of medieval scribes, Aristotle's work was the one of the first first (and one of the seminal) works on rhetoric, influencing centuries of writers, scholars, and public speakers. But this classic text has tended to be overlooked in recent years, with no new translation since the 1930's. Now George A. Kennedy, a leading authority on classics and communications, provides a lucid, up-to-date translation that makes the Rhetoric accessible to a new generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195064872
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.04(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents


Prooemion     ix
Notes on the Translation     xiv
Introduction     1
Aristotle's Life and Works     1
Rhetoric Before Aristotle     7
Aristotle's Classification of Rhetoric     16
Aristotle's Original Audience and His Audience Today     17
The Strengths and Limitations of On Rhetoric     20
Chapter-by-Chapter Outline of On Rhetoric     23
Pisteis, or The Means of Persuasion in Public Address     27
Pisteis, or The Means of Persuasion in Public Address (continued)     111
Delivery, Style, and Arrangement     193
Supplementary Texts     251
Gorgias' Encomium of Helen     251
Socrates' Critique of Sophistic Rhetoric     256
Lysias' Speech Against the Grain Dealers     259
Introduction to Dialectic from Aristotle, Topics 1.1-3     263
Two Selections from Isocrates     266
from Against the Sophists     266
from Antidosis     267
Selections from Rhetoric for Alexander     269
On Word Choice and Metaphor from Aristotle's Poetics     275
Demosthenes' Third Philippic     277
Supplementary Essays     293
The Earliest RhetoricalHandbooks     293
The History of the Text After Aristotle     306
Glossary     313
Bibliography     321
Index     331

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