Hermogenes on issues: strategies of argument in Later Greek rhetoric
This is the only modern English translation with commentary in print of this important treatise by Hermogenes of Tarsus (AD C.160-225). The book makes sophisticated theories of argument developed by Greek teachers of rhetoric in the second century AD accessible both to specialist and non-specialist readers.
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