Ancient rhetoric : from Aristotle to Philostratus / translated and edited by Thomas Habinek.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London [UK] : Penguin Books, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description
xxii, 305 pages ; 20 cm.

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Penguin classics [More in this series]
Summary note
Rhetoric, or the art of persuasion and speaking well, was the lifeblood of the classical world, whether in the courtroom, in politics or in ruling. This new anthology brings together the most important ancient writings on the art of rhetoric from classical Greece and Rome, including works by Cicero, Aristotle, Quintilian, and Philostratus. Ranging across such themes as memory, delivert and style, they showus the enduring power of language to move, to convinve and to win. - Publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-305).
Language note
Translated from the Greek and Latin.
Contents
  • Why study rhetoric? : from Cicero, On the Orator, book l
  • What is rhetoric? : from Aristotle, Rhetoric, book l
  • Quintilian, Oratorical Instruction, book 2
  • The system of rhetoric : from Aristotle, Rhetoric, books 1, 2 and 3
  • Invention or discovery of arguments : from Rhetoric to Herennius, book I
  • Arrangement : from Cicero, On Invention, book l
  • Style : from Rhetoric to Herennius, b ook 4
  • Memory : from Rhetoric to Herennius, book 3
  • Quintilian, Oratorical Instruction, book II
  • Delivery : from Quintilian, Oratorical Instruction, books 6 and II
  • Rhetoric and cognition : from Cicero, On the Orator, book 3
  • Quintilian, Oratorical Instruction, books 8 and 9
  • Rhetorical ornament : from Cicero, On the Orator, book 3
  • The life of the orator : from Quintilian, Oratorical Instruction, book 2
  • Cicero, Brutus
  • Philostratus; Lives of the Sophists, book l.
ISBN
  • 0141392649 ((paperback))
  • 9780141392646 ((paperback))
LCCN
2018285843
OCLC
990847341
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