Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Rhetoric
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A. TheoryA.1. Introduction

R. already played an important part in medieval culture as an integral element of the language-centred trivium of the artes liberales. Certain aspects of the medieval tradition remained relevant in rhetorical practice, but the discipline as such was transformed by Humanism, which began in Italy in the 14th cent. and continued elsewhere in Europe until the 17th. Renaissance R., built on a new theoretical foundation and in combination with grammar, history, poetics and moral philosophy, was ap…

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Kallendorf, Craig (College Station, Texas), “Rhetoric”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004947>
First published online: 2015



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