Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory
Copyright © 2005 Thomas Habinek
Author(s): Thomas Habinek
Published Online: 4 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9780631235149
Online ISBN: 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.