"Rereading the Sophists is a fine example of new rhetorical history." Composition Chronicle
"Rereading the Sophists contributes to our understanding in several ways: new historical insights about the sophists, a new paradigm for viewing our present concerns, and a new openness to how we study rhetoric."Quarterly Journal of Speech
"In attempting to view the sophists from outside the filter of Plato and Aristotle, Jarratt has provided an intriguing reinterpretation of an important movement in the history of classical rhetoric. . . . Because of the questions it may raise, this is an important book that does an admirable job of interpreting the sophists from the perspective of the Dialectical School."Southern Communications Journal
"This perspective is both dynamic and refreshing. Jarratt's most important contributions and her most valuable pages have to do with the history of the evaluation of the sophists and her attempts to delineate just how they may serve as exemplary figures today."Ancient Philosophy
"Jarratt's reexamination of sophistic history and its application to contemporary concerns succeeds in provoking thought along some important new lines."Philosophy and Rhetoric
About the Author
Susan C. Jarratt is associate professor of English at Miami University and is the recipient of several research awards.