The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World

""A remarkable and valuable achievement, balanced in judgment and attractively presented."" Journal of Roman Studies, ""This book is a reissue of the important 1972 work on the development of Greek and Latin oratory and rhetorical theory.

The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World

Author: George Alexander Kennedy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556359799

Page: 678

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Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture

Demonstrates the central significance of rhetoric in ancient responses to and receptions of Roman art.

Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture

Author: Jaś Elsner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107000718

Page: 504

View: 839

Demonstrates the central significance of rhetoric in ancient responses to and receptions of Roman art.

A New History of Classical Rhetoric

This new volume, an extensive revision and abridgment of The Art of Persuasion in Greece, The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors, provides a comprehensive history of classical rhetoric, one that ...

A New History of Classical Rhetoric

Author: George A. Kennedy

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400821479

Page: 336

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George Kennedy's three volumes on classical rhetoric have long been regarded as authoritative treatments of the subject. This new volume, an extensive revision and abridgment of The Art of Persuasion in Greece, The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors, provides a comprehensive history of classical rhetoric, one that is sure to become a standard for its time. Kennedy begins by identifying the rhetorical features of early Greek literature that anticipated the formulation of "metarhetoric," or a theory of rhetoric, in the fifth and fourth centuries b.c.e. and then traces the development of that theory through the Greco-Roman period. He gives an account of the teaching of literary and oral composition in schools, and of Greek and Latin oratory as the primary rhetorical genre. He also discusses the overlapping disciplines of ancient philosophy and religion and their interaction with rhetoric. The result is a broad and engaging history of classical rhetoric that will prove especially useful for students and for others who want an overview of classical rhetoric in condensed form.

The Art of Rhetoric

Aristotle's Art of Rhetoric is a treatise concerning the theory and practice of the most dynamic form of discourse in Classical Greece. The Rhetoric was a touchstone for all later ancient writers on the subject, from the Stoics to Cicero.

The Art of Rhetoric

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019872425X

Page: 288

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For all men are persuaded by considerations of where their interest lies... Aristotle's Art of Rhetoric is the earliest systematic treatment of the subject, and it remains among the most incisive works on rhetoric that we possess. In it, we are asked: What is a good speech? What do popular audiences find persuasive? How does one compose a persuasive speech? Aristotle considers these questions in the context of the ancient Greek democratic city-state, in which large audiences of ordinary citizens listened to speeches pro and con before casting the votes that made the laws, decided the policies, and settled the cases in court. Persuasion by means of the spoken word was the vehicle for conducting politics and administering the law. After stating the basic principles of persuasive speech, Aristotle places rhetoric in relation to allied fields such as politics, ethics, psychology, and logic, and he demonstrates how to construct a persuasive case for any kind of plea on any subject of communal concern. Aristotle views persuasion flexibly, examining how speakers should devise arguments, evoke emotions, and demonstrate their own credibility. The treatise provides ample evidence of Aristotle's unique and brilliant manner of thinking, and has had a profound influence on later attempts to understand what makes speech persuasive. The new translation of the text is accompanied by an introduction discussing the political, philosophical, and rhetorical background to Aristotle's treatise, as well as the composition and transmission of the original text and an account of Aristotle's life.

The Orator in Action and Theory in Greece and Rome

CHAPTER 9 Figured Speeches : " Dionysius , " Art of Rhetoric VIII - IX by D.A.
Russell There is much of interest in the “ Dionysius Rhetoric ” ; George ... 2
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The Orator in Action and Theory in Greece and Rome

Author: Cecil W. Wooten

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004122130

Page: 172

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This is a collection of original essays, written by authorities in the field, on aspects of ancient rhetoric and oratory ranging from theoretical considerations of rhetorical theory to analysis of actual speeches.

Acts of the Apostles and the Rhetoric of Roman Imperialism

Billings demonstrates that Acts was written in conformity with broader representational trends found on imperial monuments and in the epigraphic record of the early second century.

Acts of the Apostles and the Rhetoric of Roman Imperialism

Author: Drew W. Billings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107187850

Page: 248

View: 532

Billings demonstrates that Acts was written in conformity with broader representational trends found on imperial monuments and in the epigraphic record of the early second century.

The Roman Empire

Munich. Kaufman, R. (1974) 'The patron–client concept and macro-politics:
prospects and problems', CSSH 16: 284–308 Kennedy, G. (1972) The Art of
Rhetoric in the Roman World. Princeton Kenney, E.J., ed. (1982) The Cambridge
History ...

The Roman Empire

Author: Peter Garnsey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472534905

Page: 288

View: 700

During the Principate (roughly from 27 BC to AD 235), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? How did the official religion react in the face of the diffusion of alien cults and the emergence of Christianity? These are some of the many questions posed here, in an expanded edition of the original, pathbreaking account of the society, economy and culture of the Roman empire. As an integrated study of the life and outlook of the ordinary inhabitants of the Roman world, it deepens our understanding of the underlying factors in this important formative period of world history. Additions to the second edition include an introductory chapter which sets the scene and explores the consequences for government and the governing classes of the replacement of the Republic by the rule of emperors. A second extra chapter assesses how far Rome's subjects resisted her hegemony. Addenda to the chapters throughout offer up-to-date bibliography and point to new evidence and approaches which have enlivened Roman history in recent decades.

Rhetoric in Antiquity

Originally published as La Rhétorique dans l'Antiquité (2000), this new English edition provides students with a valuable introduction to understanding the classical art of rhetoric and its place in ancient society and politics

Rhetoric in Antiquity

Author: Laurent Pernot

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813214076

Page: 269

View: 872

Originally published as La Rhétorique dans l'Antiquité (2000), this new English edition provides students with a valuable introduction to understanding the classical art of rhetoric and its place in ancient society and politics

The Art of Rhetoric in Alexandria

Its Theory and Practice in the Ancient World R.W. Smith. unlike, perhaps, Rome's,
opened its holdings generally to young students who journeyed to the city.” We
can with ... In the Roman Empire the situation changed for at least two reasons.

The Art of Rhetoric in Alexandria

Author: R.W. Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401017050

Page: 184

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Republicanism Rhetoric and Roman Political Thought

... Roman eloquence,” in Brill's Companion to Cicero: Oratory and Rhetoric, ed.
James M. May (leiden: brill, 2002): 401–25 38 George A. Kennedy, The Art of
Rhetoric in the Roman World, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300 (Princeton: Princeton University
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Republicanism  Rhetoric  and Roman Political Thought

Author: Daniel J. Kapust

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497111

Page:

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Republicanism, Rhetoric, and Roman Political Thought develops readings of Rome's three most important Latin historians - Sallust, Livy and Tacitus - in light of contemporary discussions of republicanism and rhetoric. Drawing on recent scholarship as well as other classical writers and later political thinkers, this book develops interpretations of the three historians' writings centering on their treatments of liberty, rhetoric, and social and political conflict. Sallust is interpreted as an antagonistic republican, for whom elite conflict serves as an outlet and channel for the antagonisms of political life. Livy is interpreted as a consensualist republican, for whom character and its observation helps to maintain the body politic. Tacitus is interpreted as being centrally concerned with the development of prudence and as a subtle critic of imperial rule.

From Polis to Empire the Ancient World C 800 B C A D 500

Quintilian was the most famous rhetorician of first-century Rome. The rediscovery
of his work in the fifteenth century led to the revival of classical Latin rhetoric
during the Renaissance. Born in Spain, Quintilian came to Rome first as a youth
to ...

From Polis to Empire  the Ancient World  C  800 B C  A D  500

Author: Andrew G. Traver

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313309427

Page: 448

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A valuable, easy-to-use reference on the great cultural figures contributing to the birth of Western Civilization.

Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric

Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1975. Kennedy, George Alexander. The Art of
Rhetoric in the Roman World, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300. A History of Rhetoric. Princeton
: Princeton University Press, 1972. ———. Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian
and ...

Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric

Author: Tim MacBride

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877646

Page: 274

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Since the rise of the "New Homiletic" a generation ago, it has been recognized that sermons not only say something to listeners, they also do something. A truly expository sermon will seek not merely to say what the biblical text said, but also to do what the biblical text did in the lives of its original audience. In Preaching the New Testament as Rhetoric, MacBride looks how at the discipline of rhetorical criticism can help preachers discern the function of a New Testament text in its original setting as a means of crafting a sermon that can function similarly in contemporary contexts. Focusing on the letters of Paul, he shows how understanding them in light of Greco-Roman speech conventions can suggest ways by which preachers can communicate not just the content of the letters, but also their function. In this way, the power of the text itself can be harnessed, leading to sermons that inform and, most importantly, transform.

John Rainold s Oxford Lectures on Aristotle s Rhetoric

The word adolescens had some precision for the Romans, since a boy put on the
toga of manhood at about fifteen; both the ... George Kennedy, The Art of Rhetoric
in the Roman World, 300 B.C.-A.D. 300 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, ...

John Rainold s Oxford Lectures on Aristotle s Rhetoric

Author: Aristoteles

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874132878

Page: 469

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Published for the first time, these are the only university lectures known to have survived from sixteenth-century Oxford and the first major treatment of Aristotle's Rhetoric in England. Includes a critical edition of the Latin and Greek text, translation, commentary, and critical introduction.

The Art of Rhetoric

The Art of Rhetoric is the manual for everyone who wants to know what rhetoric is, how it was employed in the forum or the courts, how it could be learned from the classic orators, and how it can be used whenever we speak for convincing, ...

The Art of Rhetoric

Author: Giambattista Vico

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051839289

Page: 307

View: 737

Gustavo Costa reviewing the Italian edition of Vico's Institutiones Oratoriae in New Vico Studies 9 (1991), has written that Rhetoric is the mainspring of an important trend of Vichian studies which initiated at the beginning of the twentieth century and had its manifestation in John D. Schaeffer's Sensus Communis: Vico, Rhetoric, and the Limits of Relativism (Durham: Duke University Press, 1990), where Schaeffer aptly noted, summing up a long exegetic tradition, Vico was imbued with rhetoric and convinced of its centrality to Western civilization. Unfortunately, the editions of Vico's works published in English have not yet included the Institutiones Oratoriae, which more or less reflects the lectures on rhetoric given by Vico at the University of Naples, starting with the academic year 1699-1700 and going through 1739-1741. The manual on rhetoric was used in Italy up to the end of the nineteenth century and established the common curriculum in rhetoric to be followed in all Universities. This English edition offers a text of the Institutiones complete on the base of the four known extant manuscripts. It offers the marginal glosses made by Vico's students, a collection of Vico's phrases and explanations of terms collected by some of the students, a glossary of Latin words and rhetorical terms from the Latin text, and a wealth of information in the commentary. The Art of Rhetoric is the manual for everyone who wants to know what rhetoric is, how it was employed in the forum or the courts, how it could be learned from the classic orators, and how it can be used whenever we speak for convincing, praising or motivating.

Persuasive Artistry

Studies in New Testament Rhetoric in Honor of George A. Kennedy Duane F.
Watson ... Art of Persuasion in Greece (Princeton, 1963), Quintilian (Twayne,
1969), and The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World: 300 BC–AD 300 (Princeton,
1972), ...

Persuasive Artistry

Author: Duane F. Watson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567281930

Page: 390

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Crossing diverse strains of plants often yields a hybrid more vibrant than the parent strains. The same can be said of crossing diverse branches of knowledge, as in the integration of biblical and rhetorical studies that has produced the new hybrid of interpretative rhetorical criticism. This integration is due in no small measure to the creative efforts of George A. Kennedy. In this well-integrated volume of essays in his honour, 17 scholars display the influence of the approach taken by Kennedy and others upon the interpretation of the Gospels, Acts, Romans, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Ephesians.

Work in Progress

“The Earliest Rhetorical Handbooks.” AJP80: 169–78. Kennedy, G. A. 1972. The
Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300. Princeton, NJ: Princeton
University Press. Kenney, E. J. 1982. “Books and Readers in the Roman World.

Work in Progress

Author: Sean Alexander Gurd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190208716

Page: 192

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Work in Progress offers an in-depth study of the role of literary revision in the compositional practices and representational strategies of Roman authors at the end of the republic and the beginning of the principate. It focuses on Cicero, Horace, Quintilian, Martial, and Pliny the Younger, but also offers discussions of Isocrates, Plato, and Hellenistic poetry. The book's central argument is that revision made textuality into a medium of social exchange. Revisions were not always made by authors working alone: often, they were the result of conversations between an author and friends or literary contacts, and these conversations exemplified a commitment to collective debate and active collaboration. Revision was thus much more than an unavoidable element in literary genesis: it was one way in which authorship became a form of social agency. Consequently, when we think about revision for authors of the late republic and early empire we should not think solely of painstaking attendance to craft aimed exclusively at the perfection of a literary work. Nor should we think of the resulting texts as closed and invariant statements sent from an author to his reader. So long as an author was still willing to revise, his text served as a temporary platform around and in which a community came into being. The theories of revision that guide the author's study come from the new genetic criticism that has been successfully applied, especially in Europe, to modern authors. While many of the tools of analysis applicable to modern authors (author-written manuscripts, corrected proofs, etc.) are not available for ancient authors, Sean Gurd has amassed a surprising number of passages in ancient texts about revision, its importance to the author, and the circle of critics involved in the process of rewriting.

Theophrastean Studies

The possibility that Cicero came to know Aristotle ' s Rhetoric ( our Rhetoric in
three books ) has attracted most comment ... For the years 91 – 89 ( 88 ) B . C .
see G . Kennedy , The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World ( Princeton , NJ 1972 )
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Theophrastean Studies

Author: William W. Fortenbaugh

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515078085

Page: 345

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Theophrastus of Eresus was Aristotle's successor as head of the Peripatetic School. He is best known for a humorous collection of character sketches, but his importance in antiquity and for the history of thought in general is much greater. He was the founder of systematic botany, and his work on logic went well beyond that of Aristotle, as did his interest in rhetoric and poetics. He was the first to collect the laws of different city-states, and in ethics he emphasized manners as well as moral virtue. In recent years, his importance has been more fully appreciated through the efforts of Professor William Fortenbaugh, who founded Project Theophrastus, an international undertaking whose goal has been to collect, edit and comment on the fragments of Theophrastus. While leading this project, Professor Fortenbaugh has been writing on Theophrastus, highlighting his achievements and making connections between areas like logic and rhetoric, psychology and religion, ethics and politics. The present volume brings together for the first time twenty-two of his essays.

Trials of Character

American Journal of Philology 60 (1939):307-325- Kennedy, George A. The Art of
Persuasion in Greece. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963. The Art of
Rhetoric in the Roman World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972.

Trials of Character

Author: James M. May

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807817599

Page: 215

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By its very nature, the art of oratory involves character. Verbal persuasion entails the presentation of a persona by the speaker that affects an audience for good or ill. In this book, James May explores the role and extent of Cicero's use of ethos and d

Paul A Critical Life

(1972), The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World 300 BC–AD 300 (Princeton:
Princeton University Press). — (1984), New Testament Interpretation through
Rhetorical Criticism (Chapel Hill/ London: University of North Carolina Press).
KENNY ...

Paul  A Critical Life

Author: Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019150095X

Page: 432

View: 560

Here Jerome Murphy-O'Connor presents a completely new, and much more vivid and dramatic account of the life of Paul than has ever previously been attempted. From his childhood in Tarsus and his years as a student in Jerusalem to the successes and failures of his ministry, this biography has no peer in terms of its detailed reconstructions of Paul's movements and motives. Traditionally, the Acts of the Apostles has provided the framework for the lives of Paul. In recent years, however, the historical value of the Acts has been called into question. Despite the accuracy of many details, they have been linked in ways which reflect the interests of Luke rather than objective reality. Critical assessment is called for if they are to be incorporated into a life of Paul. The prime source for a reconstruction of the Apostle's life must be his own writings. Recent advances in the study of the letters have brought to light new depths which enables them to be used for biographical purposes. The originality of this book lies in the combination of these two approaches, which are reinforced by close attention to the social and cultural aspects of Paul's ministry as revealed by archaeology and contemporary texts—and it transforms a fountain of theological ideas into a human being.