Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Action (Hardback)
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Short Description for Persuasion An exciting and accessible introduction to rhetoric and oratory in ancient Greece. All Greek and Latin is translated.
- Published: 01 July 2005
- Format: Hardback 292 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415081382 ISBN 10: 0415081386
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Full description for Persuasion
Persuasion provides the most recent and wide-ranging treatment of Greek rhetoric and oratory at a time when the subject is experiencing a renaissance of interest. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar in the field and each deals with the influence of rhetoric on a particular historical aspect or literary genre of ancient Greece, taking advantage of the most recent trends and ideas in the field. Law, politics, history, philosophy, rhetorical criticism, epic, tragedy, comedy and literacy are among the topics which are examined. Persuasion is an exciting and accessible introduction to rhetoric and oratory in ancient Greece. All Greek and Latin is translated. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of ancient history, literature and philosophy.