Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory

Book Details

Author  Thomas Habinek
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   November 30, 2004
ISBN  0631235159
Pages  146

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This book introduces readers to the ancient rhetorical tradition by investigating key questions about the origins, nature and importance of rhetoric.

  • Explores the role of the orator, especially the two greatest figures of the tradition, Demosthenes and Cicero
  • Investigates the place of rhetoric at the center of ancient education
  • Considers the role of rhetoric since the end of antiquity.
  • Includes a glossary of proper names and technical terms; a chronological table of political events, authors, orators, and rhetorical works; and suggestions for further reading.

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