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On Rhetoric


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ProoemionNotes on the TranslationIntroductionA. Aristotle's Life and WorksB. Rhetoric Before AristotleC. Aristotle's Classification of RhetoricD. Aristotle's Original Audience and His Audience TodayE. The Strengths and Limitations of On RhetoricF. Chapter-by-Chapter Outline of On RhetoricBook 1: Pisteis, or The Means of Persuasion in Public AddressBook 2: Pisteis, or The Means of Persuasion in Public Address (continued)Book 3: Delivery, Style, and ArrangementAppendix I: Supplementary TextsA. Gorgias' Encomium of HelenB. Socrates' Critique of Sophistic RhetoricC. Lysias' Speech Against the Grain DealersD. Introduction to Dialectic from Aristotle, Topics 1.1-3E. Two Selections from Isocrates1. From Against the Sophists2. From the AntidosisF. Selections from Rhetoric for AlexanderG. On Word Choice and Metaphor, from Aristotle's PoeticsH. Demosthenes' Third PhilippicAppendix II: Supplementary EssaysA. The Earliest Rhetorical HandbooksB. The History of the Text After AristotleGlossaryBibliographyIndex


Praise for the previous edition: "[This book] is much more than a translation; it is a guide to the literature, a mini-commentary, and a do-it-yourself manual to understanding Aristotle. . . . [It] deserves to be the standard translation for decades to come."--Quarterly Journal of Speech

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