C. Pepe, The Genres of Rhetorical Speeches in Greek and Roman Antiquity

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Cristina Pepe, The Genres of Rhetorical Speeches in Greek and Roman Antiquity, Leiden, 2013. 

Éditeur : Brill
Collection : International Studies in the History of Rhetoric 5
ISBN : 9789004249844
€185,00

In The Genres of Rhetorical Speeches in Greek and Roman Antiquity, Cristina Pepe offers a complete overview of the concept of speech genre within ancient rhetoric. By analyzing sources dating from the 5th-4th century BC, the author proves that the well-known classification in three rhetorical genres (deliberative, judicial, epideictic), introduced by Aristotle, was rooted in the debate concerning the forms and functions of the art of persuasion in classical Athens. Genres play a leading role in Aristotle’s Rhetoric, and the analysis of considerable sections of the treatise shows profound links between the characterization of the rhetorical genres and Aristotelian philosophy as a whole. Finally, the volume explores the developments of the theory of genres in Hellenistic and Imperial rhetoric.

 

 

 

Cristina Pepe, Ph.D. (2011) in Classical Philology (University of Naples, co-direction with University of Strasbourg), is Post-Doc Researcher at the University of Trento and Lecturer in Latin Literature. Her published articles focus on Greek and Roman rhetoric.

 

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ABBREVIATIONS AND OTHER CONVENTIONS

INTRODUCTION

 

PART I: SPEECH CLASSIFICATION IN THE 5TH AND 4TH CENTURY BC

Chapter One. The practice of oratory in classical Greece

Chapter Two. The Sophists and the forms of λόγος

Chapter Three. Thucydides. The assembly and democratic deliberation

Chapter Four. Plato

Chapter Five. Isocrates

Chapter Six. Demosthenes

Chapter Seven. The Rhetoric to Alexander

 

PART II: THE SYSTEM OF GENRES IN ARISTOTLE’S RHETORIC

Chapter One. Aristotle's Rhetoric

Chapter Two. The concept of genre in Aristotle

Chapter Three. The three genres of rhetoric: definition and classification

Chapter Four. Characterizing the genres : principles and models

Chapter Five. Genres and topics

Chapter Six. The style (λέξις) and arrangement (τάξις) of the genres

Chapter Seven. Divisiones Aristoteleae

 

PART III: RHETORICAL GENRES IN HELLENISTIC AND IMPERIAL AGES

Chapter One. Oratorical practice

Chapter Two. The success of the Aristotelian classification

Chapter Three. The debate on the scheme’s validity: problems and solutions

Chapter Four. The theory of genres in the rhetorical system

Chapter five. Classifying, describing, interpreting speeches

Chapter six. Rhetorical genres and pedagogical practices

 

CONCLUSION

TESTIMONIA

APPENDIX. SPEECH GENRES IN CONTEMPORARY RHETORICAL THEORY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

INDEX


Source : Brill.

 

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