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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 in depth revision and abridgment of The artwork of Persuasion in Greece, The paintings of Rhetoric within the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric below Christian Emperors, offers a complete background of classical rhetoric, person who is bound to turn into a typical for its time.

Kennedy starts off by means of picking the rhetorical gains 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 advance of that conception in the course of the Greco-Roman interval. He offers an account of the educating 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 old philosophy and faith and their interplay with rhetoric. the result's a extensive and interesting historical past of classical rhetoric that would turn out in particular worthy for college kids and for others who wish an outline of classical rhetoric in condensed form.

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