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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 intensive revision and abridgment of The artwork of Persuasion in Greece, The paintings of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric less than Christian Emperors, offers a entire historical past of classical rhetoric, person who is bound to turn into a regular for its time.

Kennedy starts by means of deciding upon the rhetorical positive aspects of early Greek literature that expected the formula of "metarhetoric," or a concept of rhetoric, within the 5th and fourth centuries b.c.e. after which lines the improvement of that idea throughout the Greco-Roman interval. He offers 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 historical philosophy and faith and their interplay with rhetoric. the result's a extensive and fascinating historical past of classical rhetoric that would turn out in particular beneficial for college kids and for others who wish an summary of classical rhetoric in condensed form.

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