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Rhetoric and Power : the drama of classical Greece

Author: Nathan Crick
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, 2014.
Series: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
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Through Rhetoric and Power, Nathan Crick dramatizes the history of rhetoric by explaining its origin and development in Classical Greece beginning the oral displays of Homeric eloquence in a time of kings following its ascent to power during the age of Pericles and the Sophists, and ending with its transformation into a rational discipline with Aristotle in a time of literacy and empire. Crick advances the thesis  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Crick, Nathan.
Rhetoric and Power
(DLC) 2014007286
(OCoLC)871186959
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Crick
ISBN: 9781611173963 1611173965
OCLC Number: 892430293
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Homer's Iliad and the epic tradition of heroic eloquence --
Heraclitus and the revelation of logos --
Aeschylus's Persians and the birth of tragedy --
Protagoras and the promise of politics --
Gorgias's Helen and the powers of action and fabrication --
Thucydides and the political history of power --
Aristophanes's Birds and the corrective of comedy --
Plato's Protagoras and the art of tragicomedy --
Isocrates's "Nicocles" and the hymn to hegemony --
Aristotle on rhetoric and civilization.
Series Title: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
Responsibility: Nathan Crick.
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