ENGL 353 The History of Rhetoric

Course Description

The History of Rhetoric is designed to introduce students to the study of rhetoric from the clasiccal period until the end of the 19th century.


You only have to buy one book for this class, but the electronic texts we will be reading in place of print books will be available in a number of places.

Book to Buy

It’s important that you buy these two editions of Plato. Other translations will not be acceptable for class.

  • Plato, Gorgias, Tr: Donald J. Zeyl, ISBN 0872200167
  • Plato, Phaedrus, Tr: Alexander Nehamas & Paul Woodruff, ISBN 0872202208