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Prof. Hendrickson traces the legacy of Greek rhetorical theory in the writings of Cicero.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-632-9
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 383
Publication Date: Sep 23,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 43
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-632-9
$39.00

George Hendrickson, whose translations of Cicero can still be found in the popular Loeb series, here gives an analysis of the literary style of Cicero's speeches, and Latin rhetoric in general. He traces the development of the so-called 'Asiatic' and 'Attic' styles of oratory from Plato and Aristotle, providing an erudite sketch of the legacy of 5th century Athenian rhetoric in Roman speechcraft. This essay provides an overview specific enough to assist those new to Roman rhetoric but nuanced enough to inform those with a more specialized interest in the topic.

George Hendrickson, whose translations of Cicero can still be found in the popular Loeb series, here gives an analysis of the literary style of Cicero's speeches, and Latin rhetoric in general. He traces the development of the so-called 'Asiatic' and 'Attic' styles of oratory from Plato and Aristotle, providing an erudite sketch of the legacy of 5th century Athenian rhetoric in Roman speechcraft. This essay provides an overview specific enough to assist those new to Roman rhetoric but nuanced enough to inform those with a more specialized interest in the topic.

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