A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

Continuing its tradition of providing students with a thorough review of ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical theory and practices, A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric is the premier text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars ...

Author: James J. Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136292903

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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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 Rhetoric is 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

This third edition integrates new research into the text and adds richer context within which to understand the growth and development of the rhetorical self-consciousness that is so central to western civilization.

Author: James Jerome Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1880393352

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

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This text provides students with a thorough review of the rhetorical theory and practices found in ancient Greece and Rome. Clearly written and engagingly presented, it is appropriate for students and scholars in rhetoric, speech, and related areas.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric Continuing its tradition of providing students with a thorough review of ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical theory and practices, A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric is the premier text for ...

Author: James J. Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136292910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 959

Continuing its tradition of providing students with a thorough review of ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical theory and practices, A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric is 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

Magic and Rhetoric in Ancient Greece . ... “ History and rhetoric in Dionysius of Halicarnassus . " The Journal of Roman Studies 83 ... 9 Kennedy , George A. “ The egrliest rhetorical handbooks 298 A SYNOPTIC HISTORY OF CLASSICAL RHETORIC.

Author: James Jerome Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: PSU:000047164239

Category: Classical literature

Page: 321

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The purpose of history is to help people understand the present by providing a sense of continuity to their lives. The history of western civilization begins in Ancient Greece. So much of what we observe around us -- art, architecture, poetry, drama, and political systems -- is derived from the Greeks. Even religious beliefs and beliefs about the solar system emanate from the writings of Greek and Roman philosophers. Writing itself is a phenomenon of Greek civilization. Students seeking to understand the social impact of technologies such as writing, print, and television, must begin their study with figures such as Socrates, who was one of the first to be concerned with the changes in social interaction and consciousness wrought by the emergence of writing on portable material. For students of language, an awareness of the classical world is particularly important. The study of human discourse is an entirely western phenomenon. As far as one can judge from surviving evidence, the Greeks were the only people of the ancient world who endeavored to analyze the ways in which human beings communicate with each other. Greece is, therefore, the birthplace of the art of discourse, which includes not only rhetoric, but also logic and grammar. Although many other ancient civilizations produced literature, only the Greeks produced analytic, expository treatises that attempted to discover the actual bases of human communication. Written treatises and school "systems" which allowed rhetorical discoveries to be transmitted to others enabled the Greeks and later the Romans to amass a considerable body of precepts to guide speakers and writers. This body of precepts forms the basis for the study of "rhetoric" -- the art of human discourse. This book provides a clear understanding of the classical roots of rhetoric. While no single volume can account for every idea developed by the ancients on the art of rhetoric, this book seeks to present the concepts that will most effectively provide today's student with a basis for understanding human communication. The text contains essays about the period, original treatises by ancient writers with modern analyses that elaborate on their rhetorical precepts, and representative speeches given by celebrated orators of the ancient world. In addition, a bibliography of readings is presented for those who want to study this period more deeply.
Categories: Classical literature

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians

... Classical Rhetoric Refigured . Carbondale : Southern Illinois UP , 1991 . Katula , Richard A. " Greek Democracy and the Study of Rhetoric . " Ed . James J. Murphy and Richard A. Katula . A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric .

Author: Michelle Ballif

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313321787

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 402

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Alphabetically arranged entries on roughly 60 leading rhetoricians of antiquity detail their lives and writings and cite works for further reading.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Jesus Rhetoric and Law

Jesus  Rhetoric and Law

Rhetorical theory and early Christian discourse The centrality of gnome - use to Greco - Roman rhetoric is important ... and , at greater length , J.J. Murphy , ed . , A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric ( Berkeley , 1972 ; 2d ed .

Author: Henderson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004497863

Category: Religion

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This book uses Greco-Roman theories and practice of gnomic speech to elaborate a rhetorical-critical model of the interaction of memory, performance and composition in the public discourse of Jesus and of both his oral and gospel-writing interpreters.
Categories: Religion

The Contemporary Reception of Classical Rhetoric

The Contemporary Reception of Classical Rhetoric

Similarly, James J. Murphy's A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric provides a series of essays that present classical rhetoric in ways that enable readers to know one version of the canon, to locate useful and sophisticated ...

Author: Kathleen E. Welch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136690709

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Responding to the reassertion of orality in the twentieth century in the form of electronic media such as the telegraph, film, video, computers, and television, this unique volume traces the roots of classical rhetoric in the modern world. Welch begins by changing the current view of classical rhetoric by reinterpreting the existing texts into fluid language contexts -- a change that requires relinquishing the formulaic tradition, acquiring an awareness of translation issues, and constructing a classical rhetoric beginning with the Fifth Century B.C. She continues with a discussion of the adaptability of this material to new language situations, including political, cultural, and linguistic change, providing it with much of its power as well as its longevity. The book concludes that classical rhetoric can readily address any situation since it focuses not only on critical stances toward discourse that already exists, but also presents elaborate theories for the production of new discourse.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Classical Rhetoric in English Poetry

Classical Rhetoric in English Poetry

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric ( Davis , Cal . , 1983 ) . A thorough digest of rhetoric as a system is provided by Josef Martin , Antike Rhetorik , Technik und Methode ( Munich , 1974 ) . On Aristotle see W. M. A. Grimaldi ...

Author: Brian Vickers

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809314967

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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Back in print after 17 years, this is a concise history of rhetoric as it relates to structure, genre, and style, with special reference to English literature and literary criticism from Ancient Greece to the end of the 18th century. The core of the book is a quite original argument that the figures of rhetoric were not mere mechanical devices, were not, as many believed, a "nuisance, a quite sterile appendage to rhetoric to which (unaccountably) teachers, pupils, and writers all over the world devoted much labor for over 2,000 years." Rather, Vickers demonstrates, rhetoric was a stylized representation of language and human feelings. Vickers supplements his argument through analyses of the rhetorical and emotional structure of four Renaissance poems. He also defines 16 of the most common figures of rhetoric, citing examples from the classics, the Bible, and major English poets from Chaucer to Pope.
Categories: Literary Criticism