Rhetorician


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Rhetorician

 

(rhetor). (1) In ancient Greece and Rome, an orator, especially one whose oratory was not so much practical as for show. Rhetoricians included teachers and students at schools of rhetoric.

(2) In Russia in the 18th and 19th centuries, a pupil in the third of five classes at a religious seminary. The five classes were infimum (that is, primary grade), grammar, rhetoric, philosophy, and theology.

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Hugh Blair, easily the most influential rhetorician of the Enlightenment, evokes a utopian myth to urge the cultivation of taste; in this way his Scottish students at Edinburgh might separate themselves from their identification with the world of colonial roughnecks and become educated and cultured citizens of a legitimate European nation.
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I fear none because I stand upon a firm ground," the early modern rhetorician Thomas Wilson proclaims at the end of his Arte of Rhetorique (244), disavowing an anxiety of the oceanic.