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Peripatetic Rhetoric After Aristotle

William Fortenbaugh

Interest in ancient rhetoric and its relevance to modern society has increased dramatically over recent decades. In North America, departments of speech and communications have experienced a noticeable renaissance of concern with ancient sources. On both sides of the Atlantic, numerous journals devoted to the history of rhetoric are now being published. Throughout, Aristotle's central role has been acknowledged, and there is also a growing awareness of the contributions made by Theophrastus and the Peripatetics. Peripatetic Rhetoric after Aristotle responds to this recent interest in rhetoric and Peripatetic theory.

The chapters provide new insights into Peripatetic influence on different periods and cultures: Greece and Rome, the Syrian- and Arabic-speaking worlds, Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and the international scene today. Contributors to this volume include Maroun Aouad, Lucia Calboli Montefusco, Thomas Conley, Tiziano Dorandi, Lawrence D. Green, Doreen C. Innes, George A. Kennedy, Michael Leff, and Eckart Schutrumpf. This comprehensive analysis of the history of rhetoric ranges from the early Hellenistic period to the present day. It will be of significant interest to classicists, philosophers, and cultural historians.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Mar 31st, 1994
  • Pages: 415
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781560001508
  • Categories: RhetoricAncient and ClassicalGeneral

About the Author

Mirhady, David: -

David Mirhady is professor and former chair of the Department of Humanities, Simon Fraser University. His publications focus on Greek law, oratory, and rhetoric.

Fortenbaugh, William W.: -

William W. Fortenbaugh is professor emeritus of classics at Rutgers University. He founded the Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities (RUSCH) series and is the current series editor.