Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory

Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory

Author(s): Thomas Habinek

Published Online: 4 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631235149

Online ISBN: 9780470773598

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773598

About this Book

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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