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Rhetorical Foundations COMM 3300 Reading Questions 1: Kennedy—Rhetoric in Greece and Rome Directions : These questions are designed to serve as either a homework assignment or preparation for an in-class quiz. Because you don’t know what you’ll encounter in class (a quiz, a homework collection day, or none of the above), it is best to be prepared. . . . Come to class with typed answers to these questions. That goes for all reading questions for this point forward. 1. What are distinctive features of Greek and Roman rhetoric, as compared to rhetorics from other parts of the world? a. Unusual contentiousness of public address in Greece and Rome i. Most distinctive feature of Greek public address is its eristic qualities ii. In traditional oral, the goal of deliberative rhetoric was consensus and concord in accordance with conservative values – avoidance of altercation and differences with the audience - - However, this was not the approach Greeks used iii. Greeks openly contentious in culture and rhetoric b. The development of judicial rhetoric beyond what is found elsewhere i. Athenian legal system and its influence on rhetoric c. The resulting creation of a system of rhetorical education, distinct from other areas of study i. The sophists – speech not as a way of transmitting values but instead speech as a way of winning over an audience and influencing individuals
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course COMM 3300 taught by Professor Vogelaar,a during the Summer '08 term at Colorado.

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