A Companion to Greek Rhetoric (Blackwell Companions to the by Ian Worthington

By Ian Worthington

This whole advisor to historic Greek rhetoric is phenomenal either in its chronological variety and the breadth of issues it covers.
* lines the increase of rhetoric and its makes use of from Homer to Byzantium* Covers wider-ranging issues equivalent to rhetoric's dating to wisdom, ethics, faith, legislation, and emotion* accommodates new fabric giving us clean insights into how the Greeks observed and used rhetoric* Discusses the assumption of rhetoric and examines the prestige of rhetoric experiences, current and destiny* All quotations from historical assets are translated into English

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T. Cole’s similarly revisionist book The Origins of Rhetoric in Ancient Greece (Baltimore: 1991) is also interesting, though much of it deals with the second half of the fifth century. More specialized studies are cited in my notes. Some passages from early Greek literature that are relevant to the subject are collected in M. Gagarin and P. ), Early Greek Political Thought from Homer to the Sophists (Cambridge: 1995). Notes 1 See T. Cole, The Origins of Rhetoric in Ancient Greece (Baltimore: 1991), E.

Indeed, from a disciplinary viewpoint, his choice of the term philosophia can only be understood either as a misnomer or, as several Modern Interpretations of Classical Greek Rhetoric 21 scholars have already pointed out, a public relations ploy on his part, a way for him to distance his rhetorical education from the disreputable sophists and to associate himself with the more respected intellectual activity of philosophy. Yet, if we suspend our disciplinary understanding of rhetoric and philosophy, it may be possible to provide some other explanation that will in turn also shed light back on alternative ways of understanding rhetoric’s relation to the Greek culture.

Plato’s proposed solution, that one must reach a level of knowledge (episte¯me¯) that would provide a standard for judging false and correct opinions alike, was expressed as follows: ‘He who has knowledge will always hit on the right way, whereas he who has right opinion will sometimes do so, but sometimes not’ (97c). It was a solution Isocrates could easily dismiss by redirecting the issue back to the political realm: unless someone has the ability to predict the future, he reasoned, there can be no certainty about the outcome of political decisions.

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