A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism by Wendy Olmsted, Walter Jost, Charles Altieri, Don H.

By Wendy Olmsted, Walter Jost, Charles Altieri, Don H. Bialostosky, Wayne Booth

A significant other to Rhetoric and Rhetorical feedback deals the 1st significant survey in twenty years of the sphere of rhetorical reports and of the perform of rhetorical idea and feedback throughout a number of disciplines. The contributions are written by means of best students from quite a few various fields and feature all been in particular commissioned for this quantity. They specialise in particular works, difficulties, or figures, pursuing concept and feedback from an engaged and functional standpoint. the quantity additionally comprises an outline of rhetorical traditions, supplying examples of rhetoric from precedent days to the current day. Designed to be available to various scholars and students, A significant other to Rhetoric and Rhetorical feedback elaborates in interesting methods simply what it skill to ''think like a rhetorician.''

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139). 65). What Thucydides evidently means by this is that Pericles was able to prevail so consistently in debate that as long as he lived the policies of the Athenian Assembly became virtually identical with the political vision of its foremost speaker. As depicted by Thucydides, Pericles’ political oratory is, like that of Archidamus, a model of political deliberation as rational calculation. In his two major policy speeches (in Books 1–2) Pericles lays out for his audience the different factors which must be taken into account, weighs the advantages and disadvantages, analyzes the various contingencies and possible countermoves by Athens’ enemies, and explains why his own suggested course of action will best serve Athens’ interests.

The Assembly was the most central decision-making body in the Athenian polis, with final say over the most important issues facing the city. The Assembly was open to any citizen who wished to attend. Any citizen (except those who had been penalized with the loss of civic rights) could address the Assembly or propose a measure for its consideration. The Assembly then debated the proposals and reached a decision by a vote of those attending. Though any citizen attending the Assembly could in principle speak, many would have been disinclined to do so.

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