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Spring 2022
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John T. Kirby
This essay explores a nexus of related concepts—authorship, authenticity, and authority—as they impinge upon one another and on the experience of reading, particularly in the case of “canonical” authors such as Aristotle. Aristotle’s own Rhetoric ...
Subhasree Chakravarty
Can religious texts be read rhetorically? Or are these texts immutable archetypes that prevent rhetorical interpretations? I would like to argue that like other living texts, rhetorical readings of religious texts facilitate not only uninhibited ...
Luca Grillo
In the prologue to the Rhetorica ad Herennium book 4, Cornificius boldly departs from tradition: he will create his own examples to illustrate styles and figures of rhetoric, rather than drawing from poets and orators, as Greek manuals typically ...
Carlos Iglesias-Crespo
This article examines the influence exerted by the Aristotelian cognitive metarhetoric over the treatment of memory in Book 3 of the Rhetorica ad Herennium . Sections 3.16.28–29, 3.19.32 and 3.22.35–37 are read against the backdrop of the core ...

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Published quarterly for the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Rhetorica includes articles, book reviews, and bibliographies that examine the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and their relationship with poetics, philosophy, religion, and law. The official languages of the journal are English, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish, with articles and features corresponding.

ISSN: 0734-8584         eISSN: 1533-8541

Published Quarterly – February, May, August, November

Editor: Robert Gaines, University of Maryland

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