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 entire heritage of classical rhetoric, one who is bound to develop into a typical for its time.
Kennedy starts off by way of making a choice on the rhetorical beneficial properties 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 concept throughout the Greco-Roman interval. He offers an account of the educating of literary and oral composition in colleges, and of Greek and Latin oratory because the basic rhetorical style. He additionally discusses the overlapping disciplines of historical philosophy and faith and their interplay with rhetoric. the result's a large and interesting background of classical rhetoric that would turn out particularly valuable for college students and for others who wish an summary of classical rhetoric in condensed form.
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