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Unformatted text preview: astronomy, science, and other fields. One understands such other fields to understand literature better, not to study the field for the sake of studying it. Rhetor: Professor of rhetoric. Study of rhetoric encompassed a number of discipline, somewhat similar to enrolling liberal arts program of modern universities. Parents who wanted their boys to become statesmen, politicians, public speakers, etc. sent their kids to a rhetor. Tacitus: Men such as Tacitucs like to talk about the good old days when young men learned rhetorical skills from observation of elders. Young man would accompany statesman, and listen....
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