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An anthology of primary texts in translation, An Introduction toClassical Rhetoric offers an overview of the social, cultural,and intellectual factors that influenced the development and growthof rhetoric during the classical period.

  • Uses primary source material to analyze rhetoric from theSophists through St. Augustine
  • Provides an in-depth introduction to the period, as well asintroductions to each author and each selection
  • Includes study guides to help students develop multipleperspectives on the material, stimulate critical thinking, andprovide starting points for dialogue
  • Highlights include Gorgias's Palamedes, Antiphon'sTruth, Isocrates' Helen, and Plato'sProtagoras
  • Each selection is followed by suggested writing topics and ashort list of suggested additional readings.

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An anthology of primary texts in translation, An Introduction toClassical Rhetoric offers an overview of the social, cultural,and intellectual factors that influenced the development and growthof rhetoric during the classical period.

Featuring classical rhetoric from the Sophists through St.Augustine, Williams provides an in-depth introduction to theperiod, as well as introductions to each author and each selection.Examples of rhetoric are interspersed between captivating,thought-provoking explanations and analyses that give new contextand meaning to these ancient texts. Each selection includes studyquestions to enable students to develop multiple perspectives onthe material, stimulate critical thinking, and provide startingpoints for dialogue.

About the Author:

James D. Williams is Professor of Rhetoric & Linguistics and a former Director of the Writing Program at Soka University. He is the author of many books, including The Teacher's Grammar Book (2e, 2005) and Visions and Revisions: Continuity and Change in Rhetoric and Composition (2002).

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