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    DescriptionIs it fair to judge early Greek rhetoric by the standards of Plato and Aristotle? This text argues that it is not, and yet this is the path taken by current scholarship on the subject. Arguing against this view, this work sees early Greek rhetoric as largely unsystematic efforts to explore, more by means than by precept, all aspects of discourse. Replacing these early text by such treatises as the "Rhetoric" of Aristotle, Cole explains, can only be understood as part of a gradual process, as artistic prose came to be disseminated in written texts and so available in a form that, for the first time, be analyzed, evaluated and closely imitated.

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    The Origins of Rhetoric in Ancient Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Cole
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 212
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801851186
    ISBN 10: 0801851181

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    BIC subject category V2: CFG
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: PA
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
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    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: LAN015000, PHI002000
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A20204025, A23170000
    DC20: 808.00938
    DC22: 808.0093
    LC classification: 90036983
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, CFG, DSBB, DB, NHC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 June 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Thomas Cole is professor of Greek and Latin at Yale University.
    Review quote
    [An] important and challenging book... Cole's re-seeing of the evidence is compelling and provocative. Certainly it willbe of great interest to serious students of rhetoric, Greek prose, indeed, of ancient literature. Classical World One of the most intelligent and illuminating books on early prose literature. Journal of Hellenic Studies Cole's book is a welcome addition to the field of classical rhetorical studies... It is a good example of erudite scholarship. Quarterly Journal of Speech Provocative... The evidence Cole assembles is as interesting as his thesis. Philosophy and Rhetoric
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    Cole sees early Greek rhetoric as largely unsystematic efforts to explore, more by example than by precept, all aspects of discourse. (One might as well term these efforts philosophy as rhetoric, since neither term was current at the time.)