Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory
By (author) Thomas N. Habinek
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Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory by Thomas N. Habinek
Book DescriptionThis book introduces readers to the ancient rhetorical tradition by investigating key questions about the origins, nature and importance of rhetoric. It 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; and, includes a glossary of proper names and technical terms. The book also includes a chronological table of political events, authors, orators, and rhetorical works; and suggestions for further reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631235149
(236mm x 159mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory, Paperback (September 2004)
Introduces readers to the ancient rhetorical tradition by investigating key questions about the origins, nature and importance of rhetoric. This book explores the role of the orator, especially the two greatest figures of the tradition, Demosthenes and Cicero. It also investigates the place of rhetoric at the center of ancient education.
Politics of Latin Literature, Paperback (November 2001)» View all books by Thomas N. Habinek
Describes the intimate relationship between Latin literature and the politics of ancient Rome. This work shows that, from its beginnings in the late third century BC to its eclipse by Christian literature six hundred years later, classical literature served the evolving interests of Roman and, more particularly, aristocratic power.
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Author Biography - Thomas N. Habinek
Thomas Habinek is Professor of Classics at the University of Southern California. He is the author of The Politics of Latin Literature: Writing, Identity, and Empire (1998) and the editor of The Roman Cultural Revolution (1997).
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