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Greek Rhetoric

Michael Gagarin

in Classics

ISBN: 9780195389661
Published online February 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195389661-0060
Greek Rhetoric

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Rhetoric was recognized as a discipline for the first time in Ancient Greece, probably by Plato, who was generally hostile to its practice in the form of oratory, especially forensic oratory. Plato’s hostility notwithstanding, his pupil Aristotle promoted the study of rhetoric, which soon came to dominate Greek and Roman education. The Romans drew heavily on the intellectual tradition of Greek rhetoric, so that in many ways classical rhetoric forms a single tradition. Therefore, some scholarship on “classical rhetoric” is included below.

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Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical Art and Architecture ; Classical History ; Classical Literature ; Classical Philosophy

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