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Rhetoric and Poetics in Antiquity

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" primarily 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, Jeffrey 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.
Oxford University Press; July 2000
411 pages; ISBN 9780195351460
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Title: Rhetoric and Poetics in Antiquity
Author: Jeffrey Walker
 
ISBNs
0195351460
9780195130355
9780195351460