Item description for The Rhetoric of Cicero in Its Medieval And Early Renaissance Commentary Tradition (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition) by Virginia Cox & John O. Ward...
In this volume an expert team seeks to establish whether medieval and early Renaissance rhetorical theory and practice were innovative or derivative (from Graeco-Roman rhetoric), by looking at a unique range of key topics that underlie the postmodern culture of our own day: the medieval and early Renaissance study of Cicero's "De inventione" and the "Rhetorica ad Herennium"; the textual history and manuscript transmission of Cicero's rhetorical works; the Latin and vernacular traditions of Ciceronian rhetoric in late medieval Italy, Ciceronian rhetoric and ethics, dialectic, law, memory theory and practice, literary theory, Latin composition textbooks, poetics, narration, and imitation, thematic preaching, the art of letterwriting, and the art of assembly oratory in late medieval Italy. There is a valuable appendix of illustrative material from the Cicero commentaries not available elsewhere.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2.45 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2006
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004131779 ISBN13 9789004131774
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More About Virginia Cox & John O. Ward
Virginia Cox is a professor of Italian at New York University and author of The Renaissance Dialogue: Literary Dialogue in Its Social and Political Contexts, Castiglione to Tasso and coeditor of The Rhetoric of Cicero in Its Medieval and Renaissance Traditions. She is also editor and translator of Moderata Fonte, The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men, and coeditor and translator of Maddalena Campiglia, Flori, A Pastoral Drama.