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This article offers a thorough analysis of the issue of conjecture ( ) as described in Hermogenes of Tarsus' On Issues . The rhetorician's theory is completed with the explanations from its most important exegeses: Syrianus, Sopater ( Rhetores Graeci 5 Walz), Sopater-Syrianus-Marcellinus (...
In seventeenth-century France, the one context in which it was possible to publicly criticize the monarch was the pulpit. Yet, in delivering criticism, the court preacher had to avoid sounding too harsh not only for fear of giving offense but for fear the sovereign might cease listening...
In his avowedly Stoic De Officiis , Cicero publicizes the persuasive power of a conversational manner, a communicative style consonant with Stoicism's emphasis on human togetherness. The relationships between and among conversation ( sermo ), Stoicism, and rhetoric call for scrutiny, especially...
Eros appears frequently in the four groups of Latin declamations, but two of the 19 major declamations are particularly interesting in this regard. In declamation XIV a meretrix gives her lover a hate potion and is accused of poisoning. In declamation XV we have the defense of the meretrix ....
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