Greek Oratory (Paperback)

Tradition and Originality

By Stephen Usher

OUP Oxford, 9780199250028, 400pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 2002

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Description

Some of the finest Greek writers--Demosthenes, Lysias, Antiphon--were also great orators. However, a number of other Greek writers who specialized purely in oratory have largely been overlooked by classicists. Dr. Stephen Usher addresses this imbalance by showing the diversity of the inherited rhetorical tradition, and by demonstrating through close critical examination how the individual characteristics of the orators were developed.