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1-27-09 - Tertiary education: 2 basic parts composition and...

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Tertiary education: 2 basic parts composition and public speaking, begins about at age 15, primarily aristocratic male 3 years Composition: taught progymnasmata (mental exercise beforehand, before public speaking), series of preliminary exercises, 14 compositional exercises, the longer and more complex as time progresses, at last able to compose public speaking speeches First exercise: fable, very short, simple narratives that students were taught to compose what the mothers and household have told them, compose in a coherent fashion first step: define fable, promythion (point of story before you tell the fable), epimythion (point of story after you tell it) classification: rational fable (include rational people like human beings), character type (animals, irrational creatures), mixed composition of the simple literary form Second exercise: narrative, longer (>2 characters), more complex definition classification: historical, dramatic, political constituents (6 elements) qualities * Third exercise: chreia (anecdote) definition classification one of the most popular literature used to preserve wisdom of famous
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