Roman Eloquence: Rhetoric in Society and Literature, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Roman Eloquence

Rhetoric in Society and Literature, 1st Edition

Edited by William J. Dominik


280 pages

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The present volume is part of a general renaissance in the study of rhetoric and bears testimony to a discipline undergoing rapid and exciting change. It draws together established and newer scholars in the field to produce a probing and innovative analysis of the role played by rhetoric in Roman culture. Utilizing a variety of critical approaches and methodologies, these scholars examine not only the role of rhetoric in Roman society but also the relationship between rhetoric and Rome's major literary genres. In addition to demonstrating rhetoric's critical significance for Roman culture, the studies reveal the important role played by rhetoric in the formation of the various genres of literature.

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HISTORY / Ancient / General