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How to Win an Argument: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion

How to Win an Argument: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion (EPUB ebook)

By Cicero, Marcus Tullius

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ISBN 9781400883356
Published 4 October 2016
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers

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ISBN-13 9781400883356
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Publication Date 4 October 2016
International Publication Date 31 October 2017
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
Category Language and Literature
Public Speaking / Elocution
Literature: History & Criticism
Communication Studies
World History
Ancient Western Philosophy To C 500
Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy
Topics In Philosophy
Social & Political Philosophy
Assertiveness, Motivation & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Dewey Code 168
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct-and often floundering or failing as a result-we'd win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. How to Win an Argument gathers the rhetorical wisdom of Cicero, ancient Rome's greatest orator, from across his works and combines it with passages from his legal and political speeches to show his powerful techniques in action. The result is an enlightening and entertaining practical introduction to the secrets of persuasive speaking and writing-including strategies that are just as effective in today's offices, schools, courts, and political debates as they were in the Roman forum.How to Win an Argument addresses proof based on rational argumentation, character, and emotion; the parts of a speech; the plain, middle, and grand styles; how to persuade no matter what audience or circumstances you face; and more. Cicero's words are presented in lively translations, with illuminating introductions; the book also features a brief biography of Cicero, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an appendix of the original Latin texts.Astonishingly relevant, this unique anthology of Cicero's rhetorical and oratorical wisdom will be enjoyed by anyone who ever needs to win arguments and influence people-in other words, all of us.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "Presented with magisterial expertise, this book introduces the core principles of public speaking in a nutshell. James May's writing is clear and charming, and his book should appeal to a wide audience, including students, teachers, and general readers."-Robert N. Gaines, The University of Alabama

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Author's Bio

James M. May is professor of classics, the Kenneth O. Bjork Distinguished Professor, and former provost and dean at St. Olaf College. An award-winning teacher, he is a widely recognized expert on Cicero and classical rhetoric and has written and edited many books on these topics. He lives in Northfield, Minnesota.

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