A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric / Edition 3

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric / Edition 3

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by James J. Murphy, Richard A. Katula, Michael Hoppmann, Forbes I. Hill
     
 

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric provides students with a thorough review of rhetorical theory and practices found in ancient Greece and Rome. This third edition integrates new research into the text and adds richer context within which to understand the growth and development of the rhetorical self-consciousness that is so central to westernSee more details below

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A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric provides students with a thorough review of rhetorical theory and practices found in ancient Greece and Rome. This third edition integrates new research into the text and adds richer context within which to understand the growth and development of the rhetorical self-consciousness that is so central to western civilization. It considers writing and speaking as critical tools for the educated Athenian or Roman, and recognizes the role that writing played in the development and practice of rhetoric in the classical age. Eight classical texts are also provided for study and discussion. With vivid examples of the rhetorical concepts developed by each theorist, it enables students to understand rhetoric's role in the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880393352
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. ITheories of Rhetoric1
1The Origins of Rhetoric: Literacy and Democracy in Ancient Greece3
2The Sophists and Rhetorical Consciousness21
3Aristotle's Rhetorical Theory. With a Synopsis of Aristotle's Rhetoric59
4The Codification of Roman Rhetoric, With a Synopsis of the Rhetorica ad Herennium127
5Cicero's Rhetorical Theory. With Synopses of Cicero's Seven Rhetorical Works151
6Roman Educational and Rhetorical Theory. With a Synopsis of Quintilian's Institutio oratoria201
7The End of the Ancient World: The Second Sophistic and Saint Augustine229
Pt. IIPractice237
8Classical Texts for Reading, Study and Criticism239
Pericles, The Funeral Oration241
Lysias, On the Refusal of a Pension to the Invalid247
Plato, The Apology of Socrates253
Gorgias, Encomium to Helen263
Isocrates, Areopagiticus: A Few Wise Laws Wisely Administered268
Demosthenes, The First Philippic274
Cicero, The First Speech Against Lucius Sergius Catiline284
Cicero, In Defense of the Poet Archias296
App. ASubject Outline for Further Study307
App. BA Basic Library for the Study of Classical Rhetoric311
Index323
About the Authors339

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