Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric

Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric

Author(s): David Sansone

Published Online: 27 JUL 2012 10:01AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118357088

Online ISBN: 9781118358337

DOI: 10.1002/9781118358337

About this Book

  • Asserts a novel and controversial theory on the origins of rhetoric that differs radically from the standard view
  • Argues that it was the theatre of Ancient Greece, first appearing around 500 BC, that prompted
  • the development of formalized rhetoric, which evolved soon thereafter
  • Provides a cogent reworking of existing evidence
  • Reveals the bias and inconsistency of Aristotle

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