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 in depth revision and abridgment of The artwork of Persuasion in Greece, The artwork of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric lower than Christian Emperors, presents a accomplished background of classical rhetoric, one who is certain to develop into a typical for its time.
Kennedy starts by way of deciding on the rhetorical positive aspects of early Greek literature that expected the formula of "metarhetoric," or a conception of rhetoric, within the 5th and fourth centuries b.c.e. after which strains the advance of that idea during the Greco-Roman interval. He provides an account of the instructing 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 old philosophy and faith and their interplay with rhetoric. the result's a large and fascinating heritage of classical rhetoric that would end up particularly invaluable for college students and for others who wish an summary of classical rhetoric in condensed form.
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