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Theory, Text, Context: Issues in Greek Rhetoric and Oratory (SUNY Series in Speech Communication)

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ISBN 10: 0791431088 / ISBN 13: 9780791431085
Published by State University of New York Press, 1996
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Title: Theory, Text, Context: Issues in Greek ...

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Leading scholars of classical rhetoric address contemporary topics in Greek rhetoric and oratory.

This is a bone-crushing confrontation of contemporary questions about the origins and early development of Greek rhetorical theory and practice. It examines a number of important issues from several new perspectives, and offers a more complex and multi-faceted account of the early history of rhetoric than is to be found anywhere else. It is especially unique in bringing together in one place the work of several distinguished scholars of Greek rhetoric and oratory. It takes a revisionist look at the Sophists and explores Greek sites, settings, and culture in ways that challenge long-standing ideas about discourse in the polis. A passionate book full of satyrs rather than philosophers, it is innovative and bold, a treasure-house of provocative ideas.

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Christopher Lyle Johnstone is Associate Professor Speech Communication at The Pennsylvania State University.

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