Course Content (Syllabus)
I. Theoretical Part
Rhetorics as an essential part of the Athenian and Roman education. Artes liberales.
Rhetorics as a part of Logic. Rhetorical theory. The argument.
The orator's work. The trials' and judicial arguments' topics: classification of the litigation according to the trials' typology in preparation for selecting the right arguments.
II. Rhetorics in Practice
Selective analysis of greek and roman oratory speeches.
Sources: Aristotle, Attic orators, Cicero, Quintilian.