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Consolatory Rhetoric Grief, Symbol, and Ritual in the Greco-Roman Era

by Donovan J. Ochs

Part of the Studies in Rhetoric/Communication Series

Consolatory Rhetoric Grief, Symbol, and Ritual in the Greco-Roman Era Synopsis

Consolatory Rhetoric explores Greco-Roman funeral rites to reveal how opposing symbols functioned rhetorically to comfort ancient communities. While the bulk of rhetorical criticism interprets written texts, Donovan Ochs broadens the traditional focus to consider non-verbal symbols as well as action and object languages. Ochs demonstrates that non-discursive dimensions of Greco-Roman burial rites held a place of particular persuasive significance in consoling the populace, and he attributes funeral customs practiced in contemporary Western civilization to the legacy of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Consolatory Rhetoric Grief, Symbol, and Ritual in the Greco-Roman Era Press Reviews

Strikes new ground, using long-known materials effectively to describe the rhetorical effects of consolatory ritual. --James J. Murphy, University of California-Davis.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780872498853
Publication date: 31st December 1993
Author: Donovan J. Ochs
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 130 pages
Categories: Sociology: customs & traditions, Semantics, discourse analysis, etc,

About Donovan J. Ochs

Donovan J. Ochs is professor of rhetoric and communication studies at the University of Iowa. He is co-author of A Brief Introduction to Speech and The Rhetoric of Agitation and Control as well as co-editor of Explorations in Rhetoric: Studies in Honor of Douglas Ehninger.

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