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History of Classical Scholarship 5th c. BC - 2nd c. AD
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The Sophistic Movement Gorgias of Leontini: His sensational visit in Athens (427) helps establish rhetoric Much attention to the sound of speech and the elegance of the presentation Ultimate goal: persuasion not arete He introduces epideictic oratory, argumentation and paradoxologia, with emphasis on unpopular arguments Techne, Helenes Encomion
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Other Sophists Prodikos introduces semantics (correct use of words) and linguistics Hippias: expert ex-tempore orator Thrasymachos introduces rhythm punctuation and emotional appeal (eleos) Kratyllos renounced the power of words Antiphon: the first professional criminal lawyer (Tetralogies)
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Aristotle The most influential of Greek philosophers Rhetoric Logic Poetics : the first extensive work of Classical Scholarship: mimesis, pity and fear, catharsis
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Late Classical/Hellenistic Scholarship Theophrastos (371-287 BC): Parts of speech,
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