Aristotles rhetoric has had an enormous influence on the development of the art of rhetoric not only authors writing in the peripatetic tradition but also the famous roman teachers of rhetoric such as cicero and quintilian frequently used elements stemming from the aristotelian doctrine. Aristotles rhetoric greek latin rhetorica is an ancient greek treatise on the art of persuasion dating from the 4th century bc the english title varies typically it is titled rhetoric the art of rhetoric or a treatise on rhetoric background aristotle is generally credited with developing the basics of the system of . The rhetoric of aristotle outline i introduction a aristotle was a student of platos who disagreed with his mentor over the place of public speaking in athenian life b platos negative view of public speaking was based on his assessment of the sophists c aristotle saw rhetoric as a neutral tool with which one could accomplish either noble. Lahcen elyazghi ezzaher contributes to the contemporary chronicling of this influence in three arabic treatises on aristotles rhetoric the commentaries of al farabi avicenna and averroes offering english translations of three landmark medieval arabic commentaries on aristotles famous rhetorical treatise together in one volume for the first
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