He describes how epideictic rhetoric functioned to give shape to the representations and common beliefs of a group render explicit and justify accepted values and offer lessons on new values finally pernot incorporates current research about rhetoric into the analysis of praise. Scholars of rhetoric also know that epideictic oratory includes speeches of praise and blame which are an important feature of practical speaking but as soon as one moves beyond these elementary observations questions arise two in particular one relates to the history of epideictic rhetoric and the other to its function. Epideictic rhetoric questioning the stakes of ancient praise ashley and peter larkin series in greek and roman culture paperback may 1 2016 by laurent pernot author visit amazons laurent pernot page find all the books read about the author and more see search results for . So why did the ancients value the oratory of praise so highly in epideictic rhetoric laurent pernot offers an authoritative overview of the genre that surveys its history in ancient greece and rome its technical aspects and its social function. Epideictic rhetoric questioning the stakes of ancient praise laurent pernot title epideictic rhetoric questioning the stakes of ancient praise the ashley and peter larkin series in greek and roman culture june 2015 isbn 978 0 292 76820 8
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