A Companion to Greek Rhetoric (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Greek Rhetoric (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Ian Worthington (editor)Hardback

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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

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About Author

Ian Worthington is Frederick A. Middlebush Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. His previous publications include Demosthenes: Statesman and Orator (2000), Alexander the Great: A Reader (2003), and a biography, Alexander the Great: Man and God (2004).

Contents

Notes on Contributors. Preface: For Readers - and Reviewers. Notes. Abbreviations. Speeches of the Attic Orators. Part I: Setting the Scene. 1. Rhetorical Questions (Edward Schiappa and Jim Hamm, University of Minnesota). 2. Modern Interpretations of Classical Greek Rhetoric (Takis Poulakos, University of Iowa). Part II: Rhetoric: A Brief History. 3. Background and Origins: Oratory and Rhetoric before the Sophists (Michael Gagarin, University of Texas-Austin). 4. Gorgias the Sophist and Early Rhetoric (Jeroen A. E. Bons, University of Amsterdam). 5. Alcidamas (Michael Edwards, University of London). 6. Isocrates (Terry L. Papillon, Virginia Polytechnic institute and State University). 7. Plato's Rhetoric (Harvey Yunis, Rice University). 8. The Rhetoric to Alexander (P. Chiron, University of Paris XII-Val De Marne). 9. Aristotle's Art of Rhetoric (W.W. Fortenbaugh, Rutgers University). 10. Hellenistic Rhetoric in Theory and Practice (John Vanderspoel, University of Calgary). 11. The New World Order: Greek Rhetoric in Rome (Joy Connolly, New York University). 12. Rhetoric in Byzantium (Elizabeth Jeffreys, University of Oxford). Part III: Rhetoric and Speeches. 13. The Parts of the Speech (Michael de Brauw, Northwestern University). 14. Forensic Oratory (Craig Cooper, University of Winnipeg). 15. Symbouleutic Oratory (Stephen Usher, University of London). 16. Epideictic Oratory (Christopher Carey, University of London). Part IV: Rhetoric: Political, Social and Intellectual Contexts. 17. Rhetoric and Politics in Classical Greece: Rise of the Rhetores (Ian Worthington, University of Missouri-Columbia). 18. Rhetoric and Persuasion in the Hellenistic World: Speaking up for the Polis (Andrew Erskine, University of Edinburgh). 19. Rhetoric and the Law (James P. Sickinger, Florida State University). 20. Rhetoric and Education (Teresa Morgan, Oriel College, University of Oxford). 21. Rhetoric and Religion (Ken Dowden, University of Birmingham). 22. Rhetoric and Language (A. Lopez Eire, University of Salamanca). 23. Rhetoric and Logic (James Allen, University of Pittsburgh). 24. Rhetoric and Knowledge (Tobias Reinhardt, University of Oxford). 25. Rhetoric and Ethics from the Sophists to Aristotle (Jane M. Day, University of Oxford). 26. Rhetoric, Manliness and Contest (Joseph Roisman, Colby College). 27. Rhetoric and Emotion (David Konstan, Brown University). Part V: Rhetoric and Literature. 28. Right Rhetoric in Homer (Hanna M. Roisman, Colby College). 29. Hesiod's Rhetorical Art (Jenny Strauss Clay, University of Virginia). 30. Acts of Persuasion in Hellenistic Epic: Honey-Sweet Words in Apollonius (Anatole Mori, University of Missouri-Columbia). 31. Rhetoric and Tragedy: Weapons of Mass Persuasion (Marianne McDonald, University of California-San Diego). 32. Attic Comedy and the Development of Theoretical Rhetoric (Thomas K. Hubbard, University of Texas-Austin). 33. Rhetoric and Lyric Poetry (William H. Race, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill). 34. Rhetoric and the Novel: Sex, Lies and Sophistic (Ruth Webb, University of London). 35. Rhetoric and Historiography (Matthew Fox and Niall Livingstone, University of Birmingham). Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/11/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781405125512
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 632
  • ID: 9781405125512
  • weight: 1258
  • ISBN10: 1405125519

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