A Synoptic History Of Classical Rhetoric by James J. MurphyA Synoptic History Of Classical Rhetoric by James J. Murphy

A Synoptic History Of Classical Rhetoric

byJames J. Murphy, Richard A. Katula, Michael Hoppmann

Paperback | July 23, 2013

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Continuing its tradition of providing students with a thorough review of ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical theory and practices,A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoricis the premier text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in the history of rhetoric. Offering vivid examples of each classical rhetor, rhetorical period, and source text, students are led to understand rhetoric's role in the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Completley updated throughout, Part I of this new edition integrates new research and expanded footnotes and bibliographies for students to develop their own scholarship. Part II offers eight classical texts for reading, study, and criticism, and includes discussion questions and keys to the text in Part I.

James J. "Jerry" Murphy(Ph.D., Stanford University, 1957) is Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Davis. He is the author or editor of 21 books and more than 70 scholarly articles. His bookRhetoric in the Middle Ageswas acknowledged with the 1975 Speech Communication Association Book Award. He is a Fellow of the Medieval...
Title:A Synoptic History Of Classical RhetoricFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.8 × 6.9 × 0.8 inPublished:July 23, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415532418

ISBN - 13:9780415532419

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Table of Contents

Introduction: "Voices"
About the Authors

Part One: Theories of Rhetoric

1 The Origins of Rhetoric in the Democracy of Ancient Greece

2 Rhetorical Consciousness and the Rise of the Sophists

3 Aristotle's Rhetorical Theory, with a Synopsis of HisRhetoric

4 From Greek to Roman Rhetoric, with Synopses of Three pragmatic Handbooks

5 The Rhetorical Theory of the Mature Cicero, with Synopses of His Major Rhetorical Works

6 Quintilian's Place in Roman Rhetorical and Educational Theory, with a Synopsis of HisInstitutio oratoria

7 Epilogue: What Happened Next?

Part Two: Orations for Pleasure and Practice

Seven Classical Texts for Reading, Study, and Discussion

Pericles,The Funeral Oration

Lysias,On the Refusal of a Pension to the Invalid

Socrates,The Apology of Socrates

Gorgias,Encomium to Helen


Demosthenes,First Philippic Oration

Cicero, The First Speech Against Lucius Sergius Cataline