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Rhetoric and irony : Western literacy and Western lies

This study synthesizes existing arguments about the perception of dialogue, writing and language in the ancient world. It examines specifically the work of four key figures: Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and Augustine
eBook, English, 1991
Oxford University Press, New York, 1991
1 online resource (xvi, 323 pages)
9780195362503, 9781280524844, 0195362500, 1280524847
Introduction; Proem; 1. Before Being or Not-Being Was: Logos and Logic Among the Preplatonics; 2. Rhetor and Eiron: Plato's Defense of Dialogue; 3. Aristotle: A Logic of Terms, a Rhetoric of Motives; 4. Cicero: Defining the Value of Literacy; 5. When the Rhetor Lies: Augustine's Critique of Mendacity; 6. Inscriptions of Self and the Erasure of Truth; Epi Dia Logos; Notes; References; Index