Theory, Text, Context: Issues in Greek Rhetoric and Oratory / Edition 1

Theory, Text, Context: Issues in Greek Rhetoric and Oratory / Edition 1

by Christopher Lyle Johnstone
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791431088

ISBN-13: 9780791431085

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Leading scholars of classical rhetoric address contemporary topics in Greek rhetoric and oratory.

This is a bone-crushing confrontation of contemporary questions about the origins and early development of Greek rhetorical theory and practice. It examines a number of important issues from several new perspectives, and offers a more complex and multi-faceted

Overview

Leading scholars of classical rhetoric address contemporary topics in Greek rhetoric and oratory.

This is a bone-crushing confrontation of contemporary questions about the origins and early development of Greek rhetorical theory and practice. It examines a number of important issues from several new perspectives, and offers a more complex and multi-faceted account of the early history of rhetoric than is to be found anywhere else. It is especially unique in bringing together in one place the work of several distinguished scholars of Greek rhetoric and oratory. It takes a revisionist look at the Sophists and explores Greek sites, settings, and culture in ways that challenge long-standing ideas about discourse in the polis. A passionate book full of satyrs rather than philosophers, it is innovative and bold, a treasure-house of provocative ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791431085
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
SUNY series in Communication Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Origins of the Rhetorical in Archaic Greece

Christopher Lyle Johnstone

1. How do We Get from Corax-Tisias to Plato-Aristotle in Greek Rhetorical Theory?

William M. A. Grimaldi, S. J.

2. Extending and Correcting the Rhetorical Tradition: Aristotle's Perception of the Sophists

John Poulakos

3. Toward a Predisciplinary Analysis of Gorgias' Helen

Edward Schiappa

4. Agency, Performance, and Interpretation in Thucydides' Account of the Mytilene Debate

Michael C. Leff

5. Greek Oratorical Settings and the Problem of the Pnyx: Rethinking the Athenian Political Process

Christopher Lyle Johnstone

6. Demosthenes: Superior Artiste and Victorious Monomachist

Donovan J. Ochs

7. Aristotle's Accounts of Persuasion through Character

William W. Fortenbaugh

8. Reworking Aristotle's Rhetoric

George A. Kennedy

About the Contributors

Index

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