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Rhetorica (2020) 38 (4): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Hannah Čulík-Baird Cicero's Pro Archia has historically been taken as a bona fide expression of humanism. In this article, I demonstrate how this reading of the Pro Archia has allowed the political and cultural tensions in the speech to remain hidden. Cicero's vision of Archias as an idealized...
Rhetorica (2018) 36 (4): 367–392.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Laura Samponaro The following comparison of Cicero's Verrines with Barack Obama's 2008 campaign rhetoric reveals the parallelism between these candidates’ stylistic responses to the challenges of novitas , as they turn obstacle into advantage and transform change into tradition. Through similar...
Rhetorica (2017) 35 (4): 445–474.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Joanna Kenty Messalla Corvinus, celebrated as one of the greatest orators of the generation after Cicero, offers an ideal case study for political life in the triumviral period and early principate. His distinctive style is reminiscent of what Cicero described as the middle style, exemplified by...
Rhetorica (2016) 34 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, http://www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2016 voice performance medicine Cicero Auctor ad Herennium Quintilian VERENA SCHULZ Rhetoric and Medicine The...
Rhetorica (2014) 32 (4): 386–411.
Published: 01 November 2014
... public art, which fulfills many of the traditional duties of rhetoric. © 2014 by The International Society for the History of Rhetoric. All rights reserved. 2014 Leviathan Aristotle Cicero political oratory Don Paul Abbott Rhetorica, Vol. XXXII, Issue 4, pp. 386 411, ISSN 0734-8584...
Rhetorica (2014) 32 (3): 211–221.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Christopher P. Craig Pro Sulla §§18–19 demonstrates a tactic of self-depiction unique in Cicero's speeches; the orator represents an internal dialogue in which his natural kindness towards the Catilinarian Autronius is overcome by arguments that his audience can recognize as the prosecutor's stock...
Rhetorica (2014) 32 (2): 148–164.
Published: 01 May 2014
... “comparison,” which Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian all theorize as a subtype of example. Taken together, their rhetorical theories suggest that arguments by comparison are hypothetical, contentious, indirect, interrogative, and frequently deceptive. Moreover, Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian all theorize...
Rhetorica (2013) 31 (4): 402–443.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Gary Remer Notwithstanding the widespread assumption that Aristotle forges a better relationship among rhetoric, the emotions, and political morality than Cicero, I contend that Cicero, not Aristotle, offers a more relevant account of the relationship among these terms. I argue that, by grounding...
Rhetorica (2013) 31 (1): 58–72.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Valentina Bonsangue The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how Cicero in his in Vatinium employs the iconic power of the body of the accused, Vatinius, and its repulsive strumae as a logical tool to support his persuasion strategy, thereby creating an enthymeme based upon the premises provided by...
Rhetorica (2013) 31 (1): 73–110.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Aristotle Cicero epideictic mimesis oratory plainness prose style James Egan Rhetorica, Vol. XXXI, Issue 1, pp. 73 109, ISSN 0734-8584, electronic ISSN 1533- 8541. ©2013 by The International Society for the History of Rhetoric. All rights re- served. Please direct all requests for permission to...
Rhetorica (2012) 30 (2): 153–175.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Gesine Manuwald This paper discusses the function of speeches given by Cicero to the popular assembly ( contio ) as reports about recent political events or decrees. Several of the few extant examples are part of oratorical corpora consisting of speeches from politically difficult periods, namely...
Rhetorica (2011) 29 (1): 23–52.
Published: 01 February 2011
... by The International Society for the History of Rhetoric. All rights reserved. 2011 Rhetoric of science seventeenth-century rhetoric England Thomas Sprat Cicero Tina Skouen Rhetorica, Vol. XXIX, Issue 1, pp. 23 52, ISSN 0734-8584, electronic ISSN 1533- 8541. ©2011 by The International...
Rhetorica (2010) 28 (2): 119–137.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Michele Kennerly 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...
Rhetorica (2008) 26 (2): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Stephen Usher This paper argues that Cicero's reading of Demosthenes' De corona and his preoccupation with Demosthenes at the time he was composing the Brutus and in particular the Orator are evident in the list of thirty-four sententiae (“figures of thought”) given at Orator 137–9. Examples of...
Rhetorica (2008) 26 (2): 165–187.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Tania Smith Popular eighteenth-century British biographies of Cicero had a significant impact on the rhetorical identity formation of Elizabeth Montagu (1720–1800). As the acknowledged founder of the “Bluestocking” salon, Elizabeth Montagu played a key role in forming the conversational and...