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Transcript of RhetoricalHistory
The Greeks of Rhetoric
Zeno of Elea
Protagoras of Abdera
Cicero's Hellenistic Rhetoric
Imperial & Medieval Rhetoric
De Doctrina Christiana
Ars Praedicandi et Ars Dictaminis
Renaissance Rhetoric: Republics and a Culture of Letters
Desiderius Erasmus -
A Modern Science and Taste
Most philosophers champion science and "plain speaking," eschewing most forms of rhetoric.
British Parliamentary Debates and Early American Pamphlets
Debating Societies & Lyceum
Postmodernism and Mass Media
Marxist tradition questions capitalism, markets, and alienated/mediated society that results from circulation and mechanical/digital reproduction; studies of nationalist and corporate propaganda; rhetorical criticism as advocacy.
Feminist and queer tradition questions rhetoric's history to empower women and marginal speakers.
Post-colonial, international, and border rhetorics study non-Western texts, gleen communication insights from non-Western cultures, and challenge the Western boundaries,
Term "rhetoric" replaced by "Communication" to fit university's new economic agendas.
Stuart Hall and cultural studies fit rhetorical theories to new media contexts.
Gorgias of Leontini
Aristotle of Stagira
Kairos and Phronesis
Demokratia: Isonomia & Isagoria
Ekklesia, Boule, Dikasteria
Logos: Dialectic and Rhetoric
Sophist and Philosopher
Syllogism & Enthymeme as Deductive Reasoning
Example and Generalization as Inductive Reasoning
Prudentia et Decorum
Republica, ius natura
Senatus Populusque Romanus
Ratio: Sermo et Elocutio
Vir Bonus Dicendi Peritus
Eloquentia et Sapientia
Giambattista Vico -
sensus communis, ricorso
Scottish Enlightenment - Cultivation of "taste" central to good society in
Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres
Five landmark works on Argument, Communicative Action, and Rhetoric published.
Ramus "splits" rhetoric.
Roman Empire officially begins. Cicero died in 43 BCE for opposing the empire.
Death of Aristotle and Alexander the Great, marking the decline of the Macedonian Empire and beginning of the Hellenistic period.
Democratic reforms of Athens. Corax and Tisias perhaps "started rhetoric."
De Inventione, 12th century
National Library of Russia