This 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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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).