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James J. "Jerry" Murphy (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1957) is Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Davis. He is the author or editor of 21 books and more than 70 scholarly articles. His book Rhetoric in the Middle Ages was acknowledged with the 1975 Speech Communication Association Book Award. He is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, and a Fellow of the Rhetoric Society of America. He was the founding Editor (1983-88) of Rhetorica, journal of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. He was until 1995 the publisher of Hermagoras Press, devoted to publishing books related to language use. Hermagoras Press is now an imprint of Routledge Publishers. His most recent edited book is A Short History of Writing Instruction from Ancient Greece to Contemporary America (Routledge, 2012). His professional motto is a line from Thomas Aquinas: "Teachers don't teach, learners learn." Richard A. Katula (Ph.D., University of Illinois, C-U, 1974) is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. Professor Katula has authored Principles and Patterns of Public Speaking (1987) and The Eloquence of Edward Everett (2010). He has also co-authored two books, Communication: Writing and Speaking and A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric, 3rd Ed. (2003). Professor Katula's documentary video on The Gettysburg Address: A Speech for the Ages (2000) was awarded the Eastern Communication Association's Everett Lee Hunt prize for scholarship. Professor Katula is the Director of "The Lyceum and Public Culture: the Rhetoric of Idealism, Opportunity, and Abolition," sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He directs a "Dialogue of Civilizations" program to Greece every summer, and is fond of the expression, "Respect speaks when spoken to." Michael J. Hoppmann (Ph.D., University of Tubingen,) is a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. He has authored Argumentative Verteidigung [Argumentive Defense] and co-authored four books on applied argumentation, debate, and rhetoric in German. In addition, he has contributed numerous articles on classical rhetoric and modern argumentation theory to German and English publications, including a number of entries to two of the largest rhetorical lexica, the Historisches Woerterbuch der Rhetorik [Historical Lexicon of Rhetoric] and the Handbuch der Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft[Handbook of Linguistics and Communication Science]. Before coming to the U.S., Dr. Hoppmann worked at the University of Tubingen (Germany) where he wrote his dissertation on stasis theory under the supervision of Joachim Knape and Frans van Eemeren. He teaches courses in argument, debate, and public speaking.
Introduction: "Voices" About the Authors Part One: Theories of Rhetoric 1 The Origins of Rhetoric in the Democracy of Ancient Greece 2 Rhetorical Consciousness and the Rise of the Sophists 3 Aristotle's Rhetorical Theory, with a Synopsis of His Rhetoric 4 From Greek to Roman Rhetoric, with Synopses of Three pragmatic Handbooks 5 The Rhetorical Theory of the Mature Cicero, with Synopses of His Major Rhetorical Works 6 Quintilian's Place in Roman Rhetorical and Educational Theory, with a Synopsis of His Institutio oratoria 7 Epilogue: What Happened Next? Part Two: Orations for Pleasure and Practice Seven Classical Texts for Reading, Study, and Discussion Pericles, The Funeral Oration Lysias, On the Refusal of a Pension to the Invalid Socrates, The Apology of Socrates Gorgias, Encomium to Helen Isocrates, Helen Demosthenes, First Philippic Oration Cicero, The First Speech Against Lucius Sergius Cataline