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Composition in the Classical Tradition borrows from late antiquity a series of composition exercises called the progymnasmata to teach the art of persuasion. The exercises apply an understanding of the invention and composition of arguments from ancient rhetoric to a writer's own forms of persuasive communication. This book is structured to provide an effectively graded sequence of exercises, manageable at each step, from the simple to the more difficult and from the concrete to the abstract, within an explicit rhetorical framework. Learn how to compose an essay or a speech by first becoming proficient at its parts Composition in the Classical Tradition features a variety of ancient forms myths, historical episodes, descriptions, fables, proverbs, anecdotes, and speeches for readers to enjoy while learning how to write and speak persuasively. For anyone interested in composition and classical rhetoric.
Bachelor of Science cum laude, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1960. Master of Arts, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1970.
Professor English Arizona State University, Tempe, 1970—1995, director composition, 1971—1979, professor emeritus, since 1995. Speaker in field; Staff sergeant United States Army, 1961-1963.
Member of Rhetoric Society of America (bd.d irs. 1982-1986), National Council Teachers English (member executive committee 1980), Modern Language Association (chair writing division 1985).
Married Sylvia Snoddy D'Angelo. Children: Frank, Susan, Marc, Stephen, Lori Annual.