Published on January 4, 2008
Roman Rhetoric: Roman Rhetoric October 12 Slide2: Exams—getting there! Answer guides to be posted. Read Hauser Chapter 11; we will clean up from today and move on October 24—new deadline for turning in parts one and two of term project Term Projects: Term Projects Lisa’s Example Sources—newspapers and scholarly rhetoric sources—need a blend defeasibility: defeasibility Roman Rhetoric: Roman Rhetoric Roman Rhetoric 300 BC to 400 AD Roman republic Roman empire Senate “council of elders” Rhetoric instruction CRUCIAL achieve political success conduct political debates signal refinement and education Demonstrating character was important Taught Greek rhetoric and culture Cicero: Cicero Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 AD) Orator/statesman Union of intelligence and eloquence Rhetoric as civilizing force that makes human social life possible. De Inventione (87 BC) Canons, Staseis, and Locus Communes Memory important--building Cicero Continued: Cicero Continued De Oratore (55 BC) Unity of Eloquence and Wisdom Centrality of Audience Importance of character—diff than Aris ethos Rhetor as Educated Person Rhetoric as Power Cicero on Humor Rhetoric and the Good Citizen: Rhetoric and the Good Citizen Moral rhetoric--Orator must be honorable person Orator as good citizen using powers to benefit society Quintilian: Quintilian Marcus Fabius Quintilian (35-100 AD) Most famous teacher “good citizen speaking well” Institutes of Oratory “Cradle to grave” guide Aims at production of perfect orator Parts of Judicial Speech Exordium—introduction narratio—statement of facts confirmatio—proof confutatio—refutation of counterpoints peroratio—conclusion Second Sophistic: Second Sophistic Criticizing emperor punishable by death Style eloquence flourishes Slide11: Leonidas inspires his men to fight until death Wounded Athenian soldiers ask their comrades to kill them Pericles asks the Athenians to declare war on Sparta In praise of baldness Which side of a woman is the most pleasing, front or back? Meet a Classmate: Meet a Classmate 1. How have you narrowed your topic? What are you focusing on? Why does this topic interest you? 2. What research have you done? 3. Set a goal for next week.