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by Aldus Manutius, Venice, 1495-8; re-impression supervised by Erasmus and with certain corrections by Grynaeus (including Rhetorica and Poetica), 1531, 1539, revised 1550; later editions were followed by that of Immanuel Bekker and Brandis
Gillies, 1797, 1804, 1813; with Rhetorica and Poetica, by T.
Hamilton, 1851; Treatise on Rhetorica and Poetica, by T.
86) A term whose rhetorical meaning is the opposite of its modern usage, emphasis (significatio) is defined in the Rhetorica ad Herennium as "the figure which leaves more to be suspected than has been actually asserted"; two sources of emphasis are hyperbole and ambiguity.
52) Contrary to what many have written, (53) Filelfo did not dedicate his translation of Aristotle's Rhetorica ad Alexandrum, completed in 1429, to Cardinal Albergati.
Eighteen priests possessed the pseudo-Ciceronian Rhetorica ad Herennium, which possibly indicated that they had taken a class in rhetoric.
Vossius came to Erasmus' defense in his manual on rhetoric (Commentaria rhetorica 4, 6).
In the sixteenth century, Aristotle's Rhetoric, this time in the company of the Poetics and of the Rhetorica ad Alexandrum, becomes increasingly important (several translations and commentaries, still rare in the fifteenth century, cf.
The De inventione, alongside the Rhetorica ad Herennium (caution: this title is consistently misspelled) believed to be Cicero's, established him as the prince of eloquence.
Her initial chapter, "Seneca by Candlelight," uses the classical Ars Rhetorica to make sense of the physical spaces of Elizabethan theaters.
And to ensure that the zealous preacher also spoke well, new "ecclesiastical rhetorics" such as Agostino Valier's De rhetorica ecclesiastica (1574) and Luis de Granada's Rhetoricae ecclesiasticae (1576) drew on the classical rhetorical tradition (and, though without acknowledgment, on Erasmus's Ecclesiastes, sive de ratione concionandi) to frame a Christian oratory capable of informing, delighting, and above all moving its audience.
Because Jerome typified the union of eloquence and piety so admired and imitated by Erasmus, Jerome was his favorite theologian, engaged in the theologia rhetorica that Erasmus sought to reestablish in his own day.