A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

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.
A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric 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

  • Title: A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric
  • Author: James J. Murphy Donovan J. Ochs Richard A. Katula Forbes I. Hill
  • ISBN: 9781410607492
  • Page: 274
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric”

    1. Helpful in providing an overview of classical rhetoric, but, sadly, rather poorly written! Some chapters felt illogically arranged or overly pedantic (trying to summarize too much when a few extra excepts in the appendix would have been more useful), while others were simply full of grammar issues or otherwise hard to follow. Excerpts and speeches in the back are very helpful, though.

    2. This was one of our main texts for ENG 570, History of Composition-- "Tracing the Evolving Ecologies of Writing Theory." I had trouble keeping all the different classical rhetoricians straight

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