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By James J. Murphy, Richard A. Katula, Forbes I. Hill, Donovan J. Ochs

ISBN-10: 1880393344

ISBN-13: 9781880393345

A Synoptic heritage of Classical Rhetoric presents scholars with a radical overview of rhetorical idea and practices present in historical Greece and Rome. This 3rd version integrates new learn into the textual content and provides richer context in which to appreciate the expansion and improvement of the rhetorical self-consciousness that's so primary to western civilization. It considers writing and conversing as severe instruments for the expert Athenian or Roman, and acknowledges the position that writing performed within the improvement and perform of rhetoric within the classical age. 8 classical texts also are supplied for examine and dialogue. With shiny examples of the rhetorical suggestions built through each one theorist, it permits scholars to appreciate rhetoric's function within the trade of data and ideas.

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1925), pp. 3-61. 32 A SYNOPTIC HISTORY OF CLASSICAL RHETORIC have been written to interpret the ideas in them, and students interested in an advanced understanding of the debate over sophistry are encouraged to read the dialogues in their entirety. It was Aristotle’s great contribution in the Rhetoric to assimilate and synthesize the opposing views of Plato and the sophists, seeing rhetoric as a practical art but one that must emphasize the use of reason over emotion, and of factual argument over stylistic flourish in either words or delivery.

1925), pp. 3-61. 32 A SYNOPTIC HISTORY OF CLASSICAL RHETORIC have been written to interpret the ideas in them, and students interested in an advanced understanding of the debate over sophistry are encouraged to read the dialogues in their entirety. It was Aristotle’s great contribution in the Rhetoric to assimilate and synthesize the opposing views of Plato and the sophists, seeing rhetoric as a practical art but one that must emphasize the use of reason over emotion, and of factual argument over stylistic flourish in either words or delivery.

The person who uses it determines its veracity, and it may, therefore, be used for ill or for good. Thus, it is not the precepts of the rhetorical art that raise concern; indeed, wise persons will learn these precepts. Rather, it is the use of the art by the ignorant or evil that must be condemned. While now admitting training in rhetoric into the education of the statesman, Socrates allows for the value of its existence even if only in the hands of the philosopher. Plato’s conclusions about rhetoric in Phaedrus are worthy of note since it has been asserted by the modern scholar of rhetoric, Everett Lee Hunt, that Aristotle’s Rhetoric, the significant work reviewed in the next chapter, is virtually an expanded Phaedrus.

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