By George A. Kennedy
George Kennedy's 3 volumes on classical rhetoric have lengthy been considered as authoritative remedies of the topic. This new quantity, an intensive revision and abridgment of The paintings of Persuasion in Greece, The artwork of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric lower than Christian Emperors, offers a finished historical past of classical rhetoric, one who is bound to turn into a regular for its time.
Kennedy starts off by means of deciding upon the rhetorical gains of early Greek literature that expected the formula of "metarhetoric," or a thought of rhetoric, within the 5th and fourth centuries b.c.e. after which lines the improvement of that conception in the course of the Greco-Roman interval. He supplies an account of the educating of literary and oral composition in faculties, and of Greek and Latin oratory because the fundamental rhetorical style. He additionally discusses the overlapping disciplines of historic philosophy and faith and their interplay with rhetoric. the result's a vast and interesting historical past of classical rhetoric that would end up in particular precious for college students and for others who wish an summary of classical rhetoric in condensed form.
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