Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Action (Paperback)
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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 May 1994
- Format: Paperback 292 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415081399 ISBN 10: 0415081394
- Sales rank: 930,782
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Full description for Persuasion
Greek rhetoric and oratory are currently experiencing a renaissance of interest. Individual orators are receiving more attention in the form of editions and commentaries; Greek rhetoricians and rhetorical theories are undergoing new scrutinies and applications; and oratory and rhetoric are being linked together in studies of ancient Greece and its intellectual background, as well as providing a starting point for some modern discourse analysis. Other modern approaches draw out the links with political science and dynamics, sociology and anthropology. This book provides the most recent and wide-ranging treatment of Greek rhetoric and oratory at any level. 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.