[A] valuable tool for all scholars and students of the history of rhetoric.Winifred Bryan Horner, coeditor of "Rhetoric and Pedagogy: Its History, Philosophy, and Practice"
"This is a truly revised and enlarged edition of a major work. The eminent classicist presents the history of rhetoric and its various relations from Homer to contemporary deconstruction. . . . Kennedy writes with ease and lucidity. His synoptic prowess melds the lives of the rhetoricians and the life of rhetoric in the West into one living process."--Journal of Early Christian Studies