By George A. Kennedy

ISBN-10: 069100059X

ISBN-13: 9780691000596

George Kennedy's 3 volumes on classical rhetoric have lengthy been considered as authoritative remedies of the topic. This new quantity, an in depth revision and abridgment of The artwork of Persuasion in Greece, The paintings of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric lower than Christian Emperors, offers a finished heritage of classical rhetoric, person who is bound to develop into a typical for its time.

Kennedy starts via deciding on the rhetorical positive aspects 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 advance of that idea throughout the Greco-Roman interval. He supplies an account of the instructing of literary and oral composition in faculties, and of Greek and Latin oratory because the basic rhetorical style. He additionally discusses the overlapping disciplines of old philosophy and faith and their interplay with rhetoric. the result's a wide and interesting historical past of classical rhetoric that would turn out specifically invaluable for college students and for others who wish an outline of classical rhetoric in condensed form.

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