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I. Terminology

Generic term: Greek τέχνη ῥητορική/téchnē rhētorikḗ; from Plato onwards, the technical term is ῥητορική/rhētorikḗ [43]; Latin: ars oratoria, ars dicendi (rhetoric as an acquired skill), or eloquentia (as an ability).

Performers: Greek ῥήτωρ/rhḗtōr (Homeric ῥήτηρ/rhḗtēr); Latin orator (initially referring to any orator; later used in t…

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Walde, Christine (Basle) and Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald), “Rhetoric”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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