A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric provides students with a thorough review of rhetorical theory and practices found in ancient Greece and Rome. This third edition integrates new research into the text and adds richer context within which to understand the growth and development of the rhetorical self-consciousness that is so central to western civilization. It considers writing and speaking as critical tools for the educated Athenian or Roman, and recognizes the role that writing played in the development and practice of rhetoric in the classical age. Eight classical texts are also provided for study and discussion. With vivid examples of the rhetorical concepts developed by each theorist, it enables students to understand rhetoric's role in the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
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Table of ContentsContents: Preface. Introduction. Part I: Theories of Rhetoric. R.A. Katula, The Origins of Rhetoric: Literacy and Democracy in Ancient Greece. R.A. Katula, J.J. Murphy, The Sophists and Rhetorical Consciousness. F.I. Hill, Aristotle's Rhetorical Theory. With a Synopsis of Aristotle's Rhetoric. J.J. Murphy, The Codification of Roman Rhetoric. With a Synopsis of the Rhetorica and Herennium. D.J. Ochs, Cicero's Rhetorical Theory. With Synopses of Cicero's Seven Rhetorical Works. J.J. Murphy, Roman Educational and Rhetorical Theory. With a Synopsis of Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria. J.J. Murphy, The End of the Ancient World: The Second Sophistic and Saint Augustine. Part II: Practice. Eight Classical Texts for Reading, Study and Criticism Selected by R.A. Katula.Pericles, The Funeral Oration. Lysias, On the Refusal of a Pension to the Invalid. Plato, The Apology of Socrates. Gorgias, Encomium to Helen. Isocrates, Areopagiticus: A Few Wise Laws Wisely Administered. Demosthenes, The First Philippic. Cicero, The First Speech Against Lucius Sergius Catiline. Cicero, In Defense of the Poet Archias. Appendices: Subject Outline for Future Study. A Basic Library for the Study of Classical Rhetoric.
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