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Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric

English · Hardback

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Informationen zum Autor David Sansone is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Illinois. A former editor of the journal Illinois Classical Studies, he has also served on the editorial boards of Classical Philology and Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Philological Association. He is the author of Greek Athletics and the Genesis of Sport (1988), Plutarch: Lives of Aristeides and Cato (1989) and Ancient Greek Civilization (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). Klappentext * 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 Zusammenfassung This book challenges the standard view that formal rhetoric arose in response to the political and social environment of ancient Athens. Instead, it was the theatre of Ancient Greece that prompted the development of formalized rhetoric. Inhaltsverzeichnis PrefacePart One: What Drama Does and How It Does It1. Setting the Stage2. Seeing is Believing3. The Muse Takes a Holiday4. "It's counterpoint," he countered, and pointed.5. Illusion and Collusion6. Reaction TimePart Two: The Second Stage: The Invention of Rhetoric7. Paradigm Shift Happens8. Perhaps You Will Object9. Putting the Accuser on TrialWorks Cited

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