Aristotle Rhetoric is a summary of logical and debate tactics, syllogisms, definitions, truths, and classifications, applicable to various rhetorical exercises, public or private, formal or informal, important or unimportant. The work discusses the limitations, expanses, definitions, ideas, and so forth that allow for various enthymemes, dialectics, speeches, arguments, poetry, and so on. Following this it expounds on materials and ideas useful in dissertation, eulogies, or other expository or commemorative works, and the contexts, opinions, and word choice acceptable for such ends, as well as the special parts and pieces of these literary devices. Persuasive oratory is also explained, and examples on its workings are provided. After this topics such as speechmaking, and its parts such as persuasion, style, and diction, are discussed, and then how the orator might impress on the hearer's mind the ideas he wishes to portray. Interrogative techniques (questioning and answering), are also explained and derived. Rules pertaining to ambiguous equations, law debates, and evidence extractions are drawn up as logically and sensibly as all the previous rules and ideas in the book were, and so a rigid framework for nearly every rhetorical argument is introduced.
Aristotle uses superb logic and examples in his writings, using classic Greek events or everyday occurrences as the stage for which his rules, ideas, and examples can be discovered. The translation is of superb quality, not only easily understood by modern English readers, but also quite informative and helpful. Comprised of 3 books of 15, 26, and 19 parts respectively, it is a decent length read for any good reader. A classic foundation of logic and rhetoric, form a classic Greek literature logic and and literature titan such as Aristotle, this is a true must read for anyone who wishes to delve into the wonders and ideas of classic or modern rhetoric.