The Art Of Rhetoric

byHugh AristotleTranslated byHugh Lawson-tancredIntroduction byHugh Lawson-tancred

March 3, 1992|
The Art Of Rhetoric by Hugh Aristotle
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With the emergence of democracy in the city-state of Athens in the years around 460 BC, public speaking became an essential skill for politicians in the Assemblies and Councils - and even for ordinary citizens in the courts of law. In response, the technique of rhetoric rapidly developed, bringing virtuoso performances and a host of practical manuals for the layman. While many of these were little more than collections of debaters'' tricks, the Art of Rhetoric held a far deeper purpose. Here Aristotle establishes the methods of informal reasoning, provides the first aesthetic evaluation of prose style and offers detailed observations on character and the emotions. Hugely influential upon later Western culture, the Art of Rhetoric is a fascinating consideration of the force of persuasion and sophistry, and a compelling guide to the principles behind oratorical skill.

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Aristotle was born in 384BC. For twenty years he studied at Athens at the Academy of Plato, on whose death in 347 he left, and some time later became tutor to Alexander the Great. On Alexander''s succession to the throne of Macedonia in 336, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his school and research institute, the Lyceum. Aft...
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Title:The Art Of Rhetoric
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.7 in
Published:March 3, 1992
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780140445107

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