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Rhetoric
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1. History of the Rhetoric and the Bible

1.1. History of Rhetoric

Corax of Sicily is credited with having conceptualized and systematized rhetoric in 476 b.c. Its introduction to Greece is attributed to Tisias, a student of Corax. Gorgias, an ambassador from Sicily, is thought to have presented rhetoric to Athens in 427 b.c. and to have stayed and founded a school of rhetoric. Rhetoric was further systematized quickly in response to the ju…

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Watson, Duane F. and Otto, Gert, “Rhetoric”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.70>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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