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Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students

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9780205574438

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0205574432
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1/1/2009
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Summary

Revives the classical strategies of ancient Greek and Roman rhetoricians and adapts them to the needs of contemporary writers and speakers. KEY BENEFIT: Introduces the reader to classical strategies and adapts them to contemporary examples. Ethos, pathos, kairos, stasis theory. General Interest

Table of Contents

Preface
Ancient Rhetorics: Their Differences and the Differences They Make
Some Differences Between Ancient and Modern ThoughtJust the Facts, Please
That's Just Your Opinion
On Ideology and the Commonplaces
Rhetorical Situations
Language as Power
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata I: Fable and Tale
Notes
Works Cited
Kairos and the Rhetorical Situation: Seizing the Moment
Ancient Depictions of Kairos
Kairos As a Means of Invention
An Example of Kairos at Work
How Urgent or Immediate is the Issue?
Arguments and Interests
Power Dynamics in a Rhetorical Situation
A Web of Related Issues
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata II: Chreia and Proverb
Stasis Theory: Asking the Right Questions
The Stases and Contrary Arguments
Theoretical Versus Practical Questions
Putting These Distinctions to Work
What Happens When Stasis Is Not Achieved?
The Four Questions
Elaborating the Questions
Using the Stases
The First Example: Abortion
A Second Example: Hateful Speech
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata III: Confirmation and Refutation
The Common Topics and the Commonplaces: Finding the Available Means
Ancient Topical Traditions
Aristotle's Topical System
The Topic of Past and Future Fact (Conjecture)
The Common Topic of Greater / Lesser (Degree)
The Common Topic of Possible / Impossible (Possibility)
Commonplaces and Ideology
Commonplaces in American Political Rhetoric
Using Common Topics and Commonplaces to Invent Arguments
The Common Topic of Conjecture
The Common Topic of Degree
The Common Topic of Possibility
An Extended Example
The Example Embedded in a Rhetorical Situation
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata IV: Common-place
Notes
Works Cited
Logical Proof: Reasoning in Rhetoric
Probabilities
Aristotle on Reasoning in Rhetoric
Deduction
Induction
Enthymemes
Rhetorical Examples
Rhetorical Examples - Brief and Extended
Fictional Example
Analogy
Similar and Contrary Examples
Using Examples
Maxims
Signs
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata V: Encomium and Invective
Works Cited
Ethical Proof: Arguments from Character
Ethos in Ancient Rhetorics
Invented Ethos
Demonstrating Intelligence by Doing the Homework
Establishing Good Character
Securing Good Will
Voice and Rhetorical Distance
Grammatical Person
Verb Tense and Voice
Word Size
Qualifiers
Punctuation
Situated Ethos
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata VI: Comparison and Character
Note
Works Cited
Pathetic Proof: Passionate Appeals
Ancient Teachers on the Emotions
Emotions as Rhetorical Proofs
The Characters of Audiences
Composing Passionate Proofs
Enargeia
Honorific and Pejorative Language
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata VII: Description
Note
Works Cited
Extrinsic Proofs: Arguments Waiting to Be Used
Extrinsic Proofs in Ancient Rhetorics
Testimony
Community Authorities
Evaluating Community
Authorities
Proximate Authorities
Data
Evaluating Data
Some Examples
Rhetorical Activities
Progymnasmata VIII: Thesis
Progymnasmata IX: Introduction of Law
Works Cited
Arrangement
Arrangement: Getting It Together
Ancient Teachings about Arrangement
The Exordium
Introductions
Topics for Making Audiences Attentive and Receptive
Insinuations
The Narrative (Statement of the Case)
The Partition
The Arguments: Confirmation and Refutation
The Peroration (Conclusion)
Composing a Summary
Composing Appeals to the Emotions
Enhancing Ethos
An Example
Rhetorical Activities
Imitation I: On the Usefulness of Copying
Works Cited
Style, Memory, and Delivery
Style: Composition and Ornament
Correctness
Clarity
Appopriateness: Kairos and Style
Ornament
Sentence Composition
Figurative Language
Figures of Thought
Tropes
Rhetorical Activities
Imitation II: Inhabiting Through Practice
Notes
Works Cited
Memory: The Treasure-House of Invention
Memory and Kairos
Memory in Ancient Rhetorics
Ancient Memory Systems
Modern Versions of Ancient Memory Systems
Cultural Memory
Organizational Memory
Literate Memory Systems
Electronic Memory Systems
Imitation III: Translation and Paraphrase
Works Cited
Delivery: Attending to Eyes and Ears
Ancient Commentary on Delivery
Delivery of Ancient Discourse
Delivery of Written Discourse
Spelling and Punctuation
Traditional Grammar and Usage
Visual Rhetoric
Ocular Demonstration
Textual Presentation
Picture Theory
Webrhetors
Rhetorical Activities
Works Cited
Glossary
Appendix: Signposts in Ancient Rhetorics
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Readings
Credits
Index
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