The present study provides an extensive treatment of the topic of enargeia on the basis of the classical and humanist sources of its theoretical foundation. These serve as the basis for detailed analyses of verbal and pictorial works of the Classical Antiquity and the Early Modern Age. Their theoretical basis is the tradition of classical rhetoric with its principal representatives (Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian) and their reception history. The ‘enargetic’ approach to the arts may be described as rhetoric of presence and display, or aesthetics of evidence and imagination. Visual imagination plays a major role in the concepts of effect in oratory, poetry, and drama of the Classical Antiquity and the Early Modern Age. Its implementations are manifested in the Second Sophistic and in the Early Modern Age, there above all in the works of William Shakespeare.
Enargeia in Classical Antiquity and the Early Modern Age
Cristina Pepe, Università di Trento
In The Genres of Rhetorical Speeches in Greek and Roman Antiquity Cristina Pepe offers a complete overview of the concept of speech genre in Greek and Roman rhetoric.
This book is a summary of the laws Biblical and Semitic rhetoric, which includes not only the Hebrew Bible and the Deuterocanonical books, but also the New Testament.
Heinrich F. Plett
The subject of this book is literary rhetoric which is treated both in a historical outline and a systematic concept, implemented in analyses of literary texts of all ages and languages.
Edited by Laurent Pernot
This volume gathers over forty papers by leading scholars in the field of the history of rhetoric. It illustrates the current trends of this new area of research and covers the Bible, Classical Antiquity, Medieval and Modern Europe, Chinese and Corean civilization, and the contemporary world. ...
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