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Unformatted text preview: 3. Expression: Fitting proper language to arguments 4. Memory 5. Delivery De Inventione: Stasis System Lines of questioning helpful for analyzing a legal case or dividing a debate into likely issues of conflict 1. Issue of Fact: What occurred? When? 2. Issue of Definition: What name should an act be called? 3. Issue of Quality: What is the severity of act? 4. Issue of Procedure: Questions regarding how case was pursued De Oratore: Political Context A. Shifting context from republic to Empire B. Banished from Rome (58 BCE) Writes De Oratore Can Rhetoric preserve a free political system? Violent Ending: Powerlessness Main Themes: 1. Rarity of rhetorical excellence 2. Wisdom-Eloquence 3. Eloquence requires vast knowledge 4. Eloquence...
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- Spring '11
- Rhetoric, Marcus Tullius CICERO, BCE Roman Republic, Foundation Assumptions Rhetorical, key argument passages