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Aelius Aristides: a view on rhetoric

By L.A. Joosse


This paper reconstructs the view of rhetoric implicit in sections 135-177 of Aelius Aristides's oration 'In defence of rhetoric' (2nd C AD). It provides a close analysis of these sections and relates Aristides's views to two main theorists of rhetoric, Isocrates and Plato

Topics: Letteren, rhetoric, ancient, Aristides
Year: 2007
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