March 15, 2018

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By Richard A. Lanham

ISBN-10: 0520076699

ISBN-13: 9780520076693

The 1st version of this commonplace paintings has been reprinted many occasions over twenty years. With a special mixture of alphabetical and descriptive lists, it presents in a single handy, obtainable quantity all of the rhetorical phrases - in general Greek and Latin - that scholars of Western literature and rhetoric are inclined to stumble upon of their examining or to discover important of their writing. Now the second one version deals new positive aspects that might make it nonetheless extra useful:A thoroughly revised alphabetical directory that defines approximately 1,000 phrases utilized by students of formal rhetoric from classical Greece to the current day.A revised method of cross-references among terms.Many new examples and new, prolonged entries for critical terms.A revised Terms-by-Type directory to determine unknown terms.A new typographical layout for simpler entry.

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Thou shalt be whipp'd with wire, and stew'd in brine, Smarting in ling'ring pickle. {Antony and Cleopatra, II, v) See also Ominatio; Paraenesis. Categoria (ca te go RI a; G. "accusation, assertion, prediction") — Accusa tio. Reproaching a person with his wickedness to his face. So Prince Hal to Falstaff: These lies are like their father that begets them — gross as a mountain, open, palpable. Why, thou clay-brained guts, thou knotty-pa ted fool, thou whoreson obscene greasy, tallow-catch — (2 Henry IV, II, iv) Categorical Propositions.

The cadence or cursus (clausula) is a special form of prose rhythm. It was invented by the Greek orators and was, originally, a kind of punctuation for oral delivery, marking the end of a clause or sentence" (Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, p. 666; this entry contains a useful brief bibliography). In the Middle Ages, the theory came to describe patterns of stress rather than syllable length. "According to medieval theory, the cursus was used at the ends of the commata, cola, and periodus (or conclusio), the parts, large or small, of which a rhetorical period is constructed.

The Merchant of Venice, IV, i) See also Fallacy. Argumentum ad populum (PO pu lum). An appeal to the crowd. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar not to praise him. . (Antony and Cleopatra, III, ii) See also Fallacy. Argumentum ad verecundiam (ve re CUN di am; L. "shame, fear of wrongdoing"). An appeal to reverence for authority, to accepted traditional values. See also Fallacy. 21 1 I ALPHABETICAL LIST OF TERMS Argumentum ex concessis (con CES sis; L. "[points] granted, conceded").

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