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1 Andrew Lee Dr. Vanderhaagan COM 409 1002 03/03/2016 Trebizond and Castiglione For the first part of the readings, I will look into the work of George of Trebizond and his Book V of Five Books on Rhetoric and An Oration of Eloquence . The second part will be about Castiglione and an analysis of his work, The Book of The Courtier . George of Trebizond was a teacher of Greek and rhetoric during the Renaissance period. His publication Five Books on Rhetoric was said to be the first complete rhetoric during the period. The fifth book deals with ornamentation, also known as style, delivery, and memory. The reading includes the beginning of the fifth book, where George of Trebizond dives into his idea style in rhetoric. George of Trebizond’s main argument in this excerpt is that ornamentation, or style, “should be placed ahead of all the other parts of rhetoric, for even if what you have found out about by means of invention is excellent, it will seem low and base unless it has been polished by means of ornamentation (Rebhorn 28).” He starts off by saying how the invention of arguments requires experience and a thorough gathering of knowledge, something that adolescents might struggle with. However, ornamentation, or style, can be easily taught by the rhetorician to adolescents due to their willingness and intrigue to the “sweetness of words.” He compares one that doesn’t incorporate grand words and style with someone in ragged clothes;
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