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A Companion to Greek Rhetoric / Edition 1
     

A Companion to Greek Rhetoric / Edition 1

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by Ian Worthington
 

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ISBN-10: 1405125519

ISBN-13: 9781405125512

Pub. Date: 12/04/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This Companion is the most comprehensive treatment of ancient Greek rhetoric available. Designed primarily for readers approaching the subject for the first time, it traces the history of rhetoric from Homer to Byzantium. It provides an overview of rhetorical theory and practice, offers accounts of the most important orators and rhetoricians, and considers

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This Companion is the most comprehensive treatment of ancient Greek rhetoric available. Designed primarily for readers approaching the subject for the first time, it traces the history of rhetoric from Homer to Byzantium. It provides an overview of rhetorical theory and practice, offers accounts of the most important orators and rhetoricians, and considers rhetoric in a number of historical, social, political, intellectual, and literary contexts.

The Companion comprises a series of newly commissioned essays by experts in the field. These contributions cover traditional topics such as rhetoric's place within politics, law, and philosophy, as well as wider-ranging subjects such as rhetoric's relationship to knowledge, ethics, logic, and emotion. The volume incorporates new material providing fresh insights into how the Greeks saw and used rhetoric, and into its far-reaching effects on ancient Greek society. An introductory chapter discusses the idea of rhetoric, the status of rhetoric studies (present and future), and summarises the various chapters of the volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405125512
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/04/2006
Series:
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Series , #16
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents


Notes on Contributors     viii
Preface: For Readers - and Reviewers     x
Notes     xii
Abbreviations     xiii
Speeches of the Attic Orators     xiv
Setting the Scene     1
Rhetorical Questions   Edward Schiappa   Jim Hamm     3
Modern Interpretations of Classical Greek Rhetoric   Takis Poulakos     16
Rhetoric: A Brief History     25
Background and Origins: Oratory and Rhetoric before the Sophists   Michael Gagarin     27
Gorgias the Sophist and Early Rhetoric   Jeroen A.E. Bons     37
Alcidamas   Michael Edwards     47
Isocrates   Terry L. Papillon     58
Plato's Rhetoric   Harvey Yunis     75
The Rhetoric to Alexander   P. Chiron     90
Aristotle's Art of Rhetoric   W.W. Fortenbaugh     107
Hellenistic Rhetoric in Theory and Practice   John Vanderspoel     124
The New World Order: Greek Rhetoric in Rome   Joy Connolly     139
Rhetoric in Byzantium   Elizabeth Jeffreys     166
Rhetoric and Speeches     185
The Parts of the Speech   Michael de Brauw     187
Forensic Oratory   Craig Cooper     203
Symbouleutic Oratory   Stephen Usher     220
Epideictic Oratory   Christopher Carey     236
Rhetoric: Political, Social and Intellectual Contexts     253
Rhetoric and Politics in Classical Greece: Rise of the Rhetores   Ian Worthington     255
Rhetoric and Persuasion in the Hellenistic World: Speaking up for the Rolls   Andrew Erskine     272
Rhetoric and the Law   James P. Sickinger     286
Rhetoric and Education   Teresa Morgan     303
Rhetoric and Religion   Ken Dowden     320
Rhetoric and Language   A. Lopez Eire     336
Rhetoric and Logic   James Allen     350
Rhetoric and Knowledge   Tobias Reinhardt     365
Rhetoric and Ethics from the Sophists to Aristotle   Jane M. Day     378
Rhetoric, Manliness and Contest   Joseph Roisman     393
Rhetoric and Emotion   David Konstan     411
Rhetoric and Literature     427
Right Rhetoric in Homer   Hanna M. Roisman     429
Hesiod's Rhetorical Art   Jenny Strauss Clay     447
Acts of Persuasion in Hellenistic Epic: Honey-Sweet Words in Apollonius   Anatole Mori     458
Rhetoric and Tragedy: Weapons of Mass Persuasion   Marianne McDonald     473
Attic Comedy and the Development of Theoretical Rhetoric   Thomas K. Hubbard     490
Rhetoric and Lyric Poetry   William H. Race     509
Rhetoric and the Novel: Sex, Lies and Sophistic   Ruth Webb     526
Rhetoric and Historiography   Matthew Fox   Niall Livingstone     542
Bibliography     562
Index     594

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