Literary art of persuasion, the study of writing or speaking as a terms of communication or persuasion.
Credited for first written manual detailing rules of rhetoric which enabled less educated citizens to plead their case in court. -judicial speeches: prose, narration, statement of arguments -forensic oratory: used in courts, public discussion, & debate
traveled teaching rhetoric, persuasion, and philosophy. Did not take into account morals, right or wrong, taught people to persuade more than the truth.
Socratic method: seek the truth rather than power of persuasion. Taught aristotle
Ethos, Logos, Pathos
Socrates greatest pupil in rhetoric teaching in history. wrote great speeches, intended for others to give