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Rhetoric and Poetics in Antiquity

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Rhetoric and Poetics in Antiquity by Jeffrey Walker
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This book offers a counter-traditional account of the history of both rhetoric and poetics. In reply to traditional rhetorical histories, which view "rhetoric" as an art of practical civic oratory, the book argues in four extended essays that epideictic-poetic eloquence was central, even fundamental, to the rhetorical tradition in antiquity. In essence, Walker's study accomplishes what in the world of rhetoric studies amounts to a revolution: he demonstrates that in antiquity rhetoric and poetry could not be viewed separately.
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2000
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1 halftone
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
416
Dimensions
164x242x31
ISBN-13
9780195130355
Product ID
1809028

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