By Ian Worthington
Is entire consultant to old Greek rhetoric is outstanding either in its chronological diversity and the breadth of themes it covers. strains the increase of rhetoric and its makes use of from Homer to Byzantium Covers wider-ranging themes corresponding to rhetoric's courting to wisdom, ethics, faith, legislation, and emotion accommodates new fabric giving us clean insights into how the Greeks observed and used rhetoric Discusses the assumption of rhetoric and examines the prestige of rhetoric experiences, current and destiny All quotations from old resources are translated into English
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Name the thing to be deﬁned b. Put it into a class or category c. Set it oﬀ from all other members of the class or category For example, if you wished to give a logical deﬁnition of analysis, you would use the following three steps: a. Analysis is b. a process c. of discovering all parts of a subject. Because the formulation of a good deﬁnition is so important to the thought process, you must be able to test each deﬁnition to make sure that it is precise. The three steps mentioned above give us three of the four tests by which we can test our deﬁnition.
The following is a list of propositions, some good, others lacking the characteristics of good propositions. First indicate the type of proposition and then apply the criteria to see if they are good subjects for argument: CHAPTER 2: WITH WHAT KINDS OF SUBJECTS IS ARGUMENT EFFECTIVE? 21 a. Prejudice should be abolished. b. It is better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all. c. Eisenhower was a greater general than Washington. d. Subsidizing athletes is an immoral practice. e.
Thus, you should apply the following tests. Am I Interested or Can I Become Interested in the Proposition? You will be eﬀective as a speaker only on those subjects that concern or interest you. The greater your interest in a topic, the greater the chance you have in achieving success in its discussion. What subjects might interest you? Usually those about which you have greater knowledge. However, do not cast aside a subject because you do not know much about it. Remember—interest grows with knowledge.
A Companion to Greek Rhetoric by Ian Worthington