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This is the first new translation of Aristotle's Rhetoric in fifty years.Based on careful study of the Greek text and informed by the best modernscholarship, it is the most faithful English version ever published of the bookthat first defined and organized the study of civic discourse alongphilosophical lines and still shapes the study of rhetoric and composition inmodern times. Comprehensive introductory discussions, a detailed outline,extensive notes, and a glossary of Aristotle's rhetorical terms make the workreadily accessible to modern students, while an appendix offers translations ofrelevant ancient texts and essays on the treatise, with an evaluation of itsstrengths and weaknesses. This book is essential for students and scholars ofrhetoric, classics, politics, and philosophy.
Table of Contents
Aristotle's Life and Works
Rhetoric Before Aristotle
Aristotle's View of Rhetoric
A Chapter-by-Chapter Outline of the Rhetoric
Aristotle, On Rhetoric: Translation and Notes
Appendix I: Supplementary Texts
A. Gorgias' Encomium of Helen
B. Art as an Intellectual Virtue, from Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 6. 4
C. An Introduction to Dialectic, from Aristotle, Topics 1.1--3
D. Cicero's Description of Aristotle's Synagoge Tekhnon
E. Word Choice and Metaphor, from Aristotle, Poetics, Chapter 21
F. The Concept of the Enthymeme as Understood in the Modern Period