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)Paperback

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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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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).


Notes on Contributors viii

Preface: For Readers and Reviewers x

Notes xii

Abbreviations xiii

Speeches of the Attic Orators xiv

Part I Setting the Scene 1

1 Rhetorical Questions 3 Edward Schiappa and Jim Hamm

2 Modern Interpretations of Classical Greek Rhetoric 16 Takis Poulakos

Part II Rhetoric: A Brief History 25

3 Background and Origins: Oratory and Rhetoric before the Sophists 27 Michael Gagarin

4 Gorgias the Sophist and Early Rhetoric 37 Jeroen A.E. Bons

5 Alcidamas 47 Michael Edwards

6 Isocrates 58 Terry L. Papillon

7 Plato s Rhetoric 75 Harvey Yunis

8 The Rhetoric to Alexander 90 P. Chiron

9 Aristotle s Art of Rhetoric 107 W.W. Fortenbaugh

10 Hellenistic Rhetoric in Theory and Practice 124 John Vanderspoel

11 The New World Order: Greek Rhetoric in Rome 139 Joy Connolly

12 Rhetoric in Byzantium 166 Elizabeth Jeffreys

Part III Rhetoric and Speeches 185

13 The Parts of the Speech 187 Michael de Brauw

14 Forensic Oratory 203 Craig Cooper

15 Symbouleutic Oratory 220 Stephen Usher

16 Epideictic Oratory 236 Christopher Carey

Part IV Rhetoric: Political, Social and Intellectual Contexts 253

17 Rhetoric and Politics in Classical Greece: Rise of the Rhe?tores 255 Ian Worthington

18 Rhetoric and Persuasion in the Hellenistic World: Speaking up for the Polis 272 Andrew Erskine

19 Rhetoric and the Law 286 James P. Sickinger

20 Rhetoric and Education 303 Teresa Morgan

21 Rhetoric and Religion 320 Ken Dowden

22 Rhetoric and Language 336 A. Lopez Eire

23 Rhetoric and Logic 350 James Allen

24 Rhetoric and Knowledge 365 Tobias Reinhardt

25 Rhetoric and Ethics from the Sophists to Aristotle 378 Jane M. Day

26 Rhetoric, Manliness and Contest 393 Joseph Roisman

27 Rhetoric and Emotion 411 David Konstan

Part V Rhetoric and Literature 427

28 Right Rhetoric in Homer 429 Hanna M. Roisman

29 Hesiod s Rhetorical Art 447 Jenny Strauss Clay

30 Acts of Persuasion in Hellenistic Epic: Honey-Sweet Words in Apollonius 458 Anatole Mori

31 Rhetoric and Tragedy: Weapons of Mass Persuasion 473 Marianne McDonald

32 Attic Comedy and the Development of Theoretical Rhetoric 490 Thomas K. Hubbard

33 Rhetoric and Lyric Poetry 509 William H. Race

34 Rhetoric and the Novel: Sex, Lies and Sophistic 526 Ruth Webb

35 Rhetoric and Historiography 542 Matthew Fox and Niall Livingstone

Bibliography 562

Index 594

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/12/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781444334142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 632
  • ID: 9781444334142
  • weight: 1024
  • ISBN10: 144433414X

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