Traditional Rhetorical Theory
James P. Zappen

Selected Bibliography

The Sophists

Consigny, Scott. Gorgias: Sophist and Artist. Studies in Rhetoric/Communication. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.

Havelock, Eric A. The Liberal Temper in Greek Politics. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1957.

Kerferd, G. B. The Sophistic Movement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

McComiskey, Bruce. Gorgias and the New Sophistic Rhetoric. Rhetorical Philosophy and Theory. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.

The Older Sophists. Ed. Rosamond Kent Sprague. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1972.

Schiappa, Edward. The Beginnings of Rhetorical Theory in Classical Greece. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1999.

---. "Did Plato Coin Rhêtorikê?" American Journal of Philology 111 (1990): 457-70.

---. Protagoras and Logos: A Study in Greek Philosophy and Rhetoric. Studies in Rhetoric/Communication. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1991.

---. "Rhêtorikê: What's in a Name? Toward a Revised History of Early Greek Rhetorical Theory." Quarterly Journal of Speech 78 (1992): 1-15.

Socrates/Plato

Adkins, Arthur W. H. Merit and Responsibility: A Study in Greek Values. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960.

Benardete, Seth. The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy: Plato's Gorgias and Phaedrus. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Benitez, Eugenio. "Argument, Rhetoric, and Philosophic Method: Plato's Protagoras." Philosophy and Rhetoric 25 (1992): 222-52.

Brickhouse, Thomas C., and Nicholas D. Smith. Plato's Socrates. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Derrida, Jacques. The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond. Trans. Alan Bass. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Irwin, Terence. Classical Thought. Vol. 1 of A History of Western Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, OPUS Book, 1989.

---. Plato's Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Kahn, Charles H. "Did Plato Write Socratic Dialogues?" In Essays on the Philosophy of Socrates, ed. Hugh H. Benson, 35-52. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

---. "Drama and Dialectic in Plato's Gorgias." Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 1 (1983): 75-121.

---. "On the Relative Date of the Gorgias and the Protagoras." Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 6 (1988): 69-102.

---. Plato and the Socratic Dialogue: The Philosophical Use of a Literary Form. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Kastely, James L. Rethinking the Rhetorical Tradition: From Plato to Postmodernism. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1997.

Nightingale, Andrea Wilson. Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Penner, Terry. "Socrates and the Early Dialogues." In The Cambridge Companion to Plato, ed. Richard Kraut, 121-69. Cambridge Companions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Plato. Gorgias. In Lysis, Symposium, Gorgias, trans. W. R. M. Lamb, 247-533. Vol. 3 of Plato. Loeb Classical Library, vol. 166. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1925.

---. Phaedrus. In Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Phaedrus, trans. Harold North Fowler, 405-579. Vol. 1 of Plato. Loeb Classical Library, vol. 36. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1914.

---. Protagoras. In Laches, Protagoras, Meno, Euthydemus, trans. W. R. M. Lamb, 85-257. Vol. 2 of Plato. Loeb Classical Library, vol. 165. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1924.

Neel, Jasper. Plato, Derrida, and Writing. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.

Robinson, Richard. Plato's Earlier Dialectic. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1953.

Rossetti, Livio. "The Rhetoric of Socrates." Philosophy and Rhetoric 22 (1989): 225-38.

Vlastos, Gregory. Socrates, Ironist and Moral Philosopher. Cornell Studies in Classical Philology. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1991.

Wardy, Robert. The Birth of Rhetoric: Gorgias, Plato and Their Successors. Issues in Ancient Philosophy. London: Routledge, 1996.

Yunis, Harvey. Taming Democracy: Models of Political Rhetoric in Classical Athens. Rhetoric and Society. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1996.

Zappen, James P. The Rebirth of Dialogue: Bakhtin, Socrates, and the Rhetorical Tradition. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004.

Aristotle

Aristotle. The "Art" of Rhetoric. Trans. John Henry Freese. Loeb Classical Library, vol. 193. London: William Heinemann, 1926.

---. The Nicomachean Ethics. Trans. H. Rackham. Rev. ed. Loeb Classical Library, vol. 73. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1934.

---. On Interpretation. In The Categories, On Interpretation, trans. Harold P. Cooke; Prior Analytics, trans. Hugh Tredennick, 111-79. Loeb Classical Library, vol. 325. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1938.

---. On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse. Trans. George A. Kennedy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

---. Posterior Analytics. In Posterior Analytics, trans. Hugh Tredennick; Topica, trans. E. S. Forster, 1-261. Loeb Classical Library, vol. 391. London: William Heinemann, 1960.

---. Prior Analytics. In The Categories, On Interpretation, trans. Harold P. Cooke; Prior Analytics, trans. Hugh Tredennick, 181-551. Loeb Classical Library, vol. 325. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1938.

Evans, J. D. G. Aristotle's Concept of Dialectic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

Farrell, Thomas B. Norms of Rhetorical Culture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

Gage, John T. "An Adequate Epistemology for Composition: Classical and Modern Perspectives." In Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse, ed. Robert J. Connors, Lisa S. Ede, and Andrea A. Lunsford, 152-69, 281-84. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984.

Halloran, S. Michael. "Aristotle's Concept of Ethos, or If Not His Somebody Else's." Rhetoric Review 1 (1982): 58-63.

Haskins, Ekaterina V. Logos and Power in Isocrates and Aristotle. Studies in Rhetoric/Communication. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2004.

Leff, Michael [C]. "Topical Invention and Metaphoric Interaction." Southern Speech Communication Journal 48 (1983): 214-29.

---. "The Topics of Argumentative Invention in Latin Rhetorical Theory from Cicero to Boethius." Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 1 (1983): 23-44.

McKeon, Richard. Introduction to Aristotle. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1973.

---. "The Uses of Rhetoric in a Technological Age: Architectonic Productive Arts." In The Prosepct of Rhetoric: Report of the National Developmental Project, ed. Lloyd F. Bitzer and Edwin Black, 44-63. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1971.

Miller, Carolyn R. "The Aristotelian Topos: Hunting for Novelty." In Rereading Aristotle's Rhetoric, ed. Alan G. Gross and Arthur E. Walzer, 130-46. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.

---. "Aristotle's 'Special Topics' in Rhetorical Practice and Pedagogy." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 17 (1987): 61-70.

Raymond, James C. "Enthymemes, Examples, and Rhetorical Method." In Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse, ed. Robert J. Connors, Lisa S. Ede, and Andrea A. Lunsford, 140-51, 280-81. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984.

Reynolds, Nedra. "Ethos as Location: New Sites for Understanding Discursive Authority." Rhetoric Review: 11 (1993): 325-38.

Cicero

Cicero on Oratory and Orators, trans. or ed. J. S. Watson, with a new preface by Richard Leo Enos. Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970, 1986.

Quintilian

Quintilian on the Teaching of Speaking and Writing: Translations from Books One, Two, and Ten of the Institutio Oratoria, ed. James J. Murphy. Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987.

Selected Readings and Surveys

Bizzell, Patricia, and Bruce Herzberg. The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. Boston: St. Martin's Press, Bedford Books, 1990.

Conley, Thomas M. Rhetoric in the European Tradition. New York: Longman, 1990.

Enos, Richard Leo. Greek Rhetoric before Aristotle. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press, 1993.

Kennedy, George A. Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times. 2nd ed. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.

---. Comparative Rhetoric: An Historical and Cross-Cultural Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.


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