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Persuasion in Greek tragedy

a study of peitho

by R. G. A. Buxton

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Persuasion (Psychology) in literature,
  • Drama,
  • History and criticism,
  • Greek drama (Tragedy),
  • Psychological aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby R.G.A. Buxton
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA3136
    The Physical Object
    Paginationpages cm
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26343734M
    ISBN 100521136733
    ISBN 109780521136730
    OCLC/WorldCa528432400

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Book Description A distinctive feature of Greek culture was an interest in the interrelationships between persuasion (peitho), deception and violence.

In this study, R. Buxton examines the concept of peitho before analysing plays by Aischylos, Sophokles and Euripides in which persuasion plays a Cited by:   Persuasion in Greek tragedy: a study of peitho Item Preview Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

Originally published: Includes bibliographical references and index Access-restricted-item true Internet Archive Books. Canadian : A distinctive feature of Greek culture was an awareness of the power of words, and an interest in the interrelationships between persuasion (peitho), deception and violence.

These issues figured with some prominence in Greek plays. A distinctive feature of Greek culture was an awareness of the power of words, and an interest in the interrelationships between persuasion (peitho), deception and violence.

These issues figured with some prominence in Greek /5(3). Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Action book. Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Action. DOI link for Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Action.

Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Action book. Edited By Ian Worthington. If we could witness an Attic tragedy as it was first presented in the context of the city’s dramatic festivals, we would probably find it Cited by: Persuasion in Greek Tragedy: A Study of peitho [Book Review] A.

Brown & R A Literary Study of Greek Tragedy H. Kitto: Greek Tragedy: A Literary Study. X+ London: Methuen, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - - Penguin Books. Interrupting Speculation: The Thinking of Heidegger and Greek Tragedy. Robert S. Gall Persuasion in Greek tragedy book Cited by: A distinctive feature of Greek culture was an interest in the interrelationships between persuasion (peitho), deception and violence.

In this study, R. Buxton examines the concept of peitho before analysing plays by Aischylos, Sophokles and Euripides in which persuasion plays a major role. A concern for the art of persuasion, as rhetoric was anciently defined, was a principal feature of Greek intellectual life.

In this study of the complex of subjects labeled "rhetoric," the author explores rhetorical theory and practice from the fifth to the first centuries B.C. Beginning with the creative rhetoric of the pre-Socratic era, the study progresses through the time of Aristotle and Cited by:   (R.

A.) Buxton Persuasion in Greek tragedy: a study of peitho. Cambridge, etc.: Cambridge University Press. xiii +4 plates. £ Author: A. Brown. The Art of Persuasion in Ancient Greece book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Rhetoric, History, Philology/5(7). PERSUASION IN GREEK TRAGEDY A Study of Peitho - Buxton, R. Scholar's name to half-title (Martin Cropp). Upper corners a little bumped. Light rubbing to boards. One of the difficulties in appreciating the literature of a foreign culture, and even more that of an ancient one, is to be sensitive to the overtones that certain concepts held for the original audience.

A distinctive feature of Greek culture was an awareness of the power of words, and an interest in the interrelationships between persuasion (peitho), deception and violence. These issues. Greek rhetoric, in its diverse forms and impact on its contemporary context, is central to an understanding of ancient culture.

The influence and exploitation of rhetoric in ancient times and modern reactions to it are the focus of this by: This book provides an accessible introduction for students and anyone interested in increasing their enjoyment of Greek tragic plays.

Whether readers are studying Greek culture, performing a Greek tragedy, or simply interested in reading a Greek play, this book will help them to understand and enjoy this challenging and rewarding : Ruth Scodel. Greek rhetoric, in its diverse forms and impact on its contemporary context, is central to an understanding of ancient culture.

The influence and exploitation of rhetoric in ancient times and modern reactions to it are the focus of this book. Persuasion in Greek Tragedy by Buxton, R. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   As often happens in tragedy, the persuasion takes its final form as a heap of dead bodies: not only Antigone’s but those of Creon’s son, the dead girl’s fiancé, who has slain himself over Author: Daniel Mendelsohn.

In Greek mythology, Peitho is the goddess who personifies persuasion and seduction. Her Roman equivalent is Suada or Suadela. She is typically presented as an important companion of Aphrodite. Her opposite is Bia, the personification of force. As a personification, she was sometimes imagined as a goddess and sometimes an abstract force with her name used both as a common and proper noun.

PERSUASION AND POWER We need to distinguish the goal of persuasion from persuasion as a means. As noted above, efforts at persuasion (the goal) rely on the persuasive skills of actors (the means) to offer suitable rewards, make appropriate and credible threats, or marshal telling arguments.

Aeschylus, Sophocles, Thucydides, and Plato recog. But his vanity is perhaps the defining character of Sir Walter. With a dressing room surrounded by mirrors, a Baronetage book treasured for its description of the Elliot family, and a predilection to be seen only with attractive and socially important people, Sir Walter is the very image of conceit.

In the end, Austen allows the reader to judge whether persuasion is a positive or negative force in the novel. Silly Parents. Silly parents play an important role in Persuasion, and are a recurring theme in many of Jane Austen's novels.

Here, Sir Walter's imprudence and insensible extravagance cause the initial conflict that force the Elliots.George A.

Kennedy, a well-respected, modern-day scholar, identifies the appeal to emotions in the newly formed democratic court system before BC in his book, The Art of Persuasion in Greece.

Gorgias, a Sophist who preceded Aristotle, was interested in the orator's emotional appeal as well.The persuasive appeal of pathos is an appeal to an audience's sense of identity, their self-interest, their emotions. Many rhetoricians over the centuries have considered pathos the strongest of the appeals, though this view of persuasion is rarely mentioned without a .