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Isocrates: Orator as Citizen A. Rhetoric in the News: Mubarek Announcement and Obama Administration Diplomatic Response B. Continued: Encomium of Helen C. Isocrates: Rhetorical Education D. Upcoming Key Theme: Speech and Truth Relationship between speech and truth (1) Key Theme: Power of Speech Pleasure is a component of speech that can be used for good or bad (5) 1. Poetry: Discourse with meter Powerful (associated with emotions) but unclear if it works through persuasion and is truthful or reliable 2. Incantation Powerful (associated with magic and witchcraft) and functions through errors of the mind deception of opinion 3. False speeches: Based on opinion that is slippery and insecure Gorgias: Orator as Performer Introduces rhetorical training
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Embraces style and pleasure of speech and artificiality of his style called attention to potential for manipulation by speech Truth is relative to culture and place and is revealed through clash of arguments- the performance of speech Isocrates (436-338 B.C.E.)
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