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Author Name    Cole, A. Thomas

Title   THE ORIGINS OF RHETORIC IN ANCIENT GREECE

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Publisher    The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991

ISBN Number    0801840554 / 9780801840555

Seller ID   25924

Pencilling to rear endpaper else fine. ; Is it fair to judge early Greek rhetoric by the standards of Plato and Aristotle? This text argues that it is not, and yet this is the path taken by current scholarship on the subject. Arguing against this view, this work sees early Greek rhetoric as largely unsystematic efforts to explore, more by means than by precept, all aspects of discourse. Replacing these early text by such treatises as the "Rhetoric" of Aristotle, Cole explains, can only be understood as part of a gradual process, as artistic prose came to be disseminated in written texts and so available in a form that, for the first time, be analyzed, evaluated and closely imitated. ; Ancient Society and History; 191 pages

Ancient Greek Language Greek Literature Classical Greek & Roman Rhetoric Language & Phrase Books Linguistics Greece Words & Language

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