ERIC Number: EJ371708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Thucydides and the Plague of Athens: The Roots of Scientific Writing.
Alford, Elisabeth M.
Written Communication, v5 n2 p131-53 Apr 1988
Examines two passages from Thucydides'"History of the Peloponnesian War" to illustrate the origins of scientific writing and to explore the relationship between scientific writing and epideictic rhetoric. Concludes that Thucydides' work merits an important position in the history of scientific and technical writing. (JAD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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