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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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