Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantium: The Sound of Persuasion

Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantium: The Sound of Persuasion


Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantium takes a clean examine rhetorical rhythm and its thought and perform, highlighting the shut affinity among rhythm and argument. in response to fabric from Byzantine and previous Church Slavonic homilies and from Byzantine rhetorical commentaries, the ebook redefines and expands our figuring out of either Byzantine and previous Church Slavonic prose rhythm. It positions rhetorical rhythm on the intersection of prose and poetry and explores its position in argumentation and persuasion, suggesting that rhetorical rhythm can hold throughout linguistic obstacles, and regularly goals to illustrate the stylistic and argumentative significance of rhythm in rhetorical perform. alongside the way in which, it demanding situations the entrenched separation among content material and elegance and emphasizes the position of rhythm as a device of invention and a method of making shared emotional adventure.

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