Collection : Rhetoric and Society

Series editor: Wayne A. Rebhorn

   

Taming Democracy
Models of Political Rhetoric in Classical Athens
Harvey Yunis
How does one speak to a large, diverse mass of ordinary, sovereign citizens and persuade them to render wise decisions? For Thucydides, Plato, and Demosthenes, who observed classical Athenian democracy in action, this was an urgent question. Harvey Yunis looks at how these three—historian, philosopher, politician respectively—explored the...



Taming Democracy
Models of Political Rhetoric in Classical Athens
Harvey Yunis
How does one speak to a large, diverse mass of ordinary, sovereign citizens and persuade them to render wise decisions? For Thucydides, Plato, and Demosthenes, who observed classical Athenian democracy in action, this was an urgent question. Harvey Yunis looks at how these three—historian, philosopher, politician respectively—explored the...



The Fate of Eloquence in the Age of Hume
Adam Potkay
"This highly recommended study manifests a sure grasp of political and cultural history, familiarity with current critical approaches, and a lucid and often witty style."—Choice "Potkay sees in Hume and in the period, a deep ambivalence toward...



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