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Rhetoric and Power : the drama of classical Greece, Nathan Crick

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Rhetoric and Power : the drama of classical Greece
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Rhetoric and Power
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the drama of classical Greece
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Nathan Crick
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eng
Summary
Through Rhetoric and Power, Nathan Crick dramatizes the history of rhetoric by explaining its origin and development in Classical Greece beginning the oral displays of Homeric eloquence in a time of kings following its ascent to power during the age of Pericles and the Sophists, and ending with its transformation into a rational discipline with Aristotle in a time of literacy and empire. Crick advances the thesis that rhetoric is primarily a medium and artistry of power, but that the relationship between rhetoric and power at any point in time is a product of historical conditions, not the least of which is the development and availability of communication media. With chapters in chronological order investigating major works by Homer, Heraclitus, Aeschylus, Protagoras, Gorgias, Thucydides, Aristophanes, Plato, Isocrates, and Aristotle, Rhetoric and Power tells the story of the rise and fall of classical Greece while simultaneously developing rhetorical theory from the close criticism of particular texts. As a form of rhetorical criticism, this volume offers challenging new readings to canonical works like Aeschylus's Persians, Gorgias's Helen, Aristophanes's Birds, and Isocrates's Nicocles by reading them as reflections of the political culture of their time. Through this theoretical inquiry, Crick uses these criticisms to articulate and define a plurality of rhetorical genres and concepts, such as heroic eloquence, tragicomedy, representative publicity, ideology, and the public sphere, and their relationships to different structures and ethics of power, such as monarchy, democracy, aristocracy, and empire. Rhetoric and Power thus provides the foundation for rhetorical history, criticism, and theory that draws on contemporary research to prove again the incredible richness of the classical tradition for contemporary rhetorical scholarship and practice
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Crick, Nathan
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Studies in rhetoric/communication
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  • Greek drama
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • DRAMA
  • HISTORY
  • Greek drama
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
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Rhetoric and Power : the drama of classical Greece, Nathan Crick
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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Homer's Iliad and the epic tradition of heroic eloquence -- Heraclitus and the revelation of logos -- Aeschylus's Persians and the birth of tragedy -- Protagoras and the promise of politics -- Gorgias's Helen and the powers of action and fabrication -- Thucydides and the political history of power -- Aristophanes's Birds and the corrective of comedy -- Plato's Protagoras and the art of tragicomedy -- Isocrates's "Nicocles" and the hymn to hegemony -- Aristotle on rhetoric and civilization
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9781611173963
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rdamedia
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  • c
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(OCoLC)892430293
Label
Rhetoric and Power : the drama of classical Greece, Nathan Crick
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homer's Iliad and the epic tradition of heroic eloquence -- Heraclitus and the revelation of logos -- Aeschylus's Persians and the birth of tragedy -- Protagoras and the promise of politics -- Gorgias's Helen and the powers of action and fabrication -- Thucydides and the political history of power -- Aristophanes's Birds and the corrective of comedy -- Plato's Protagoras and the art of tragicomedy -- Isocrates's "Nicocles" and the hymn to hegemony -- Aristotle on rhetoric and civilization
Control code
ocn892430293
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781611173963
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vsz1b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892430293

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