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Winter 2022
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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 ...
Michael R. Kearney
As professor of Greek and theology at the University of Wittenberg, Philip Melanchthon (1497–1560) authored three of the most important rhetorical textbooks of his era. Melanchthon’s addition of a new genre of rhetoric, the didactic, to the ...
Peter Simonson
How do we date the intellectual revival of rhetoric that has unfolded over the last century-plus? What were its early theoretical contours? This essay answers those questions by turning to the contemporaneous reinventions of rhetoric undertaken by ...
Robin Reames
This essay traces a line of connection among various historical uses of apostrophe—oratorical, poetic, and narratological. Despite appearances, these uses of apostrophe enclose a history of the knowing subject and a template for its attenuation that ...
Artemis Brod
Philostratus' Lives of the Sophists ( VS ) is not usually understood as a text with much relevance for rhetorical theory. But this omission cedes theory to the handbooks and reinforces the dichotomy between theory and practice. I argue that ...

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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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