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How to win an argument: an ancient guide to the art of persuasion.

Cicero, Marcus Tullius, (author.). May, James M., (editor,, translator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781681682778 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 168168277X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 04 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Simon Vance.
Summary, etc.: All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct-and often failing as a result-we'd win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. How to Win an Argument gathers the rhetorical wisdom of Cicero from across his works and combines it with passages from his legal and political speeches to show his powerful techniques in action. The result is an enlightening and practical introduction to the secrets of persuasive speaking and writing-including strategies that are just as effective in today's offices, schools, courts, and political debates as they were in the Roman forum.How to Win an Argument addresses proof based on rational argumentation, character, and emotion; the parts of speech; the plain, middle, and grand styles; how to persuade no matter what audience or circumstances you face; and more. Astonishingly relevant, this anthology of Cicero's rhetorical and oratorical wisdom will be enjoyed by anyone who ever needs to win arguments and influence people.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
Rhetoric, Ancient.
Persuasion (Rhetoric)

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