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The Art of Rhetoric by Aristotle
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it was amazing
bookshelves: education, philosophy, best-of-2018, rhetoric

The only rhetoric textbook a classical school should ever need (I exaggerate slightly... but not much). Aristotle's Art of Rhetoric has everything. And it's all brilliant. I've been using this (Book I particularly) as my 11th grade writing curriculum this year, and it's amazing. This translation (Waterfield) in particular is much easier for my students to grasp than other translations out there, and it doesn't take much to turn his advice here into a series of really practical writing assignments.

Thousands of years after its publication, it still may be the best work on rhetoric out there. I learned a lot reading through this and will be heavily using this moving forward whenever I teach high school Rhetoric. A++ work.

Rating: 4.5-5 Stars (Extremely Good).
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Reading Progress

September 10, 2018 – Started Reading
September 10, 2018 – Shelved
September 10, 2018 –
page 48
16.67% "Holy cow; with the right translator, Aristotle's Rhetoric is amazing."
November 3, 2018 –
page 92
December 2, 2018 –
page 119
December 11, 2018 – Shelved as: education
December 11, 2018 – Shelved as: philosophy
December 11, 2018 – Finished Reading
March 3, 2019 – Shelved as: best-of-2018
May 19, 2019 – Shelved as: rhetoric

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