Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory

  • Publish Date: 2004-11-30
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Thomas Habinek
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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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