A Companion to Greek Rhetoric

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A Companion to Greek Rhetoric
Author: Worthington Ian [Editor]
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Publication date: 2007
Number of pages: 627
Format / Quality: *.pdf OCR / very good
Size: 3,9 MB

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This complete guide to ancient Greek rhetoric is exceptional both in its chronological range and the breadth of topics it covers.
– Traces the rise of rhetoric and its uses from Homer to Byzantium.
– Covers wider-ranging topics such as rhetoric’s relationship to knowledge, ethics, religion, law, and emotion.
– Incorporates new material giving us fresh insights into how the Greeks saw and used rhetoric.
– Discusses the idea of rhetoric and examines the status of rhetoric studies, present and future.
– All quotations from ancient sources are translated into English.
Contents
Notes on Contributors¦ Preface: For Readers – and Reviewers ¦ Notes¦ Abbreviations ¦ Speeches of the Attic Orators
Part I – Setting the Scene
1 Rhetorical Questions ¦ 2 Modern Interpretations of Classical Greek Rhetoric
Part II – Rhetoric: A Brief History
3 Background and Origins: Oratory and Rhetoric before the Sophists ¦ 4 Gorgias the Sophist and Early Rhetoric ¦ 5 Alcidamas ¦ 6 Isocrates ¦ 7 Plato’s Rhetoric ¦ 8 The Rhetoric to Alexander ¦ 9 Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric ¦ 10 Hellenistic Rhetoric in Theory and Practice ¦ 11 The New World Order: Greek Rhetoric in Rome ¦ 12 Rhetoric in Byzantium
Part III – Rhetoric and Speeches
13 The Parts of the Speech ¦ 14 Forensic Oratory ¦ 15 Symbouleutic Oratory ¦ 16 Epideictic Oratory
Part IV – Rhetoric: Political, Social and Intellectual Contexts
17 Rhetoric and Politics in Classical Greece: Rise of the Rhètores ¦ 18 Rhetoric and Persuasion in the Hellenistic World: Speaking up for the Polis ¦ 19 Rhetoric and the Law ¦ 20 Rhetoric and Education ¦ 21 Rhetoric and Religion ¦ 22 Rhetoric and Language ¦ 23 Rhetoric and Logic ¦ 24 Rhetoric and Knowledge ¦ 25 Rhetoric and Ethics from the Sophists to Aristotle ¦ 26 Rhetoric, Manliness and Contest ¦ 27 Rhetoric and Emotion
Part V – Rhetoric and Literature
28 Right Rhetoric in Homer ¦ 29 Hesiod’s Rhetorical Art ¦ 30 Acts of Persuasion in Hellenistic Epic: Honey-Sweet Words in Apollonius ¦ 31 Rhetoric and Tragedy: Weapons of Mass Persuasion ¦ 32 Attic Comedy and the Development of Theoretical Rhetoric ¦ 33 Rhetoric and Lyric Poetry ¦ 34 Rhetoric and the Novel: Sex, Lies and Sophistic ¦ 35 Rhetoric and Historiography
Bibliography ¦ Index

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