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The Resource How to win an argument : an ancient guide to the art of persuasion, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; selected, edited, and translated by James M. May

How to win an argument : an ancient guide to the art of persuasion, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; selected, edited, and translated by James M. May

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How to win an argument : an ancient guide to the art of persuasion
Title
How to win an argument
Title remainder
an ancient guide to the art of persuasion
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Tullius Cicero ; selected, edited, and translated by James M. May
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  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct--and often floundering or failing as a result--we'd win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. How to Win an Argument gathers the rhetorical wisdom of Cicero, ancient Rome's greatest orator, from across his works and combines it with passages from his legal and political speeches to show his powerful techniques in action. The result is an enlightening and entertaining practical introduction to the secrets of persuasive speaking and writing--including strategies that are just as effective in today's offices, schools, courts, and political debates as they were in the Roman forum. [This book] addresses proof based on rational argumentation, character, and emotion; the parts of a speech; the plain, middle, and grand styles; how to persuade no matter what audience or circumstances you face; and more. Cicero's words are presented in lively translations, with illuminating introductions; the book also features a brief biography of Cicero, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an appendix of the original Latin texts. Astonishingly relevant, this unique anthology of Cicero's rhetorical and oratorical wisdom will be enjoyed by anyone who ever needs to win arguments and influence people--in other words, all of us. -- Inside jacket flap
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ICU/DLC
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Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA6307.A2
LC item number
M39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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May, James M.
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  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Cicéron
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
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How to win an argument : an ancient guide to the art of persuasion, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; selected, edited, and translated by James M. May
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cicero's life: a brief sketch -- How to win an argument -- The origins of eloquent and persuasive speech -- The parts of rhetoric or the activities of the orator -- The value of imitating good models of speaking -- The value of writing to prepare for effective speaking -- The requirements and education of the ideal speaker -- Latin texts
Control code
944469214
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xxi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780691164335
Lccn
2016012361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944469214
Label
How to win an argument : an ancient guide to the art of persuasion, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; selected, edited, and translated by James M. May
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cicero's life: a brief sketch -- How to win an argument -- The origins of eloquent and persuasive speech -- The parts of rhetoric or the activities of the orator -- The value of imitating good models of speaking -- The value of writing to prepare for effective speaking -- The requirements and education of the ideal speaker -- Latin texts
Control code
944469214
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xxi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780691164335
Lccn
2016012361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944469214

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