COM 321 - Exam Midterm Study Guide

COM 321 - Exam Midterm Study Guide - COM 321 Midterm Fall,...

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COM 321 – Midterm – Fall, 2008 STUDY GUIDE The names of the following people appear somewhere on the exam (either in questions or as possible answers). Look over what was covered about them in the PowerPoints, and pay particular attention to Aristotle and Plato. Aristotle - From northern Greece Moved to Athens at age 17 Entered Plato’s Academy Initially, like Plato, criticized the Sophists Wrote 550 books One third of his works survived One of the most famous: Rhetoric Began teaching rhetoric while still a student of Plato Wrote Rhetoric to legitimate the study of rhetoric at his own school, the Lyceum Aristotle’s theory of rhetoric is a response to both Plato and the Sophists Unlike Plato, he viewed rhetoric as an art Aspasia - Female rhetorician, 6th century, B.C. No writings survive today Taught rhetoric to Socrates Augustine Callicles Campbell, John – Came up with “Scientific” Rhetoric and Theory of Eloquence Capella Cavendish, Margaret – Husband encouraged her to study science and philosophy Said to be the 1st woman writer who wrote with the sole purpose of publishing Self-promoter; public events; costumes Argued both sides of questions Science fiction Cicero - Greatest speaker of his day Master of argument who understood his audience His work, De Inventione , adapted Greek rhetorical theory to Roman purposes Emphasized judicial argument (Dis/similar to whom?) (How did a Roman acquire wisdom?) Saw rhetoric as a civilizing force, avoiding violence of the strong over the weak (Unlike whom?) 5 Canon’s of Rhetoric Invention (argument) Arrangement Expression (language) Memory Delivery (style) Corax - A rhetorician named Corax taught judicial pleading in Syracuse. He also helped to implement democracy there. The famous case of Corax vs. Tisias… Around 476 B.C., Corax sued his student Tisias for not paying tuition. In court, Tisias argued that he should not have to pay Corax, regardless of the trial’s outcome
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Corax argued that Tisias should be forced to pay the fee, regardless of the trial’s outcome. Darwin –
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2008 for the course COM 321 taught by Professor Booth during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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