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Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Action

Edited by Ian Worthington

Routledge – 2004 – 292 pages

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Description

Greek rhetoric, in its diverse forms and impact on its contemporary context, is central to an understanding of ancient culture. The influence and exploitation of rhetoric in ancient times and modern reactions to it are the focus of this book. In recent years there has been a renaissance in the study of Greek rhetoric and oratory, informed by modern political sociology and discourse analysis. This book, bringing together the work of leading scholars in the field, examines the relation of ancient oratory and rhetoric to a variety of historical contexts and literary genres at both the theoritical and practical levels, at the same time reflecting new trends and ideas now at work

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'… it will be instructive and stimulating to those wishing to approach oratory from a variety of literary standpoints .'Journal of Hellenic Studies

Name: Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Action (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Ian Worthington. Greek rhetoric, in its diverse forms and impact on its contemporary context, is central to an understanding of ancient culture. The influence and exploitation of rhetoric in ancient times and modern reactions to it are the focus of this book. In recent...
Categories: Classical Studies, Greek History & Culture, Classical Literature