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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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that is at the mercy of those in power--this would simply be self-evident, except for the many, many rhetoricians and poet-players who have argued for the moral purity of their craft" (146).
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After concluding with the early Italian rhetoricians, Mack proceeds to the major figures, beginning with Rudolf Agricola.
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8) Aristotle based his counsel to tragedians on the plays of Sophocles, but he drew his advice to rhetoricians from many different sources: the exemplary speeches of Demosthenes and Isocrates as well as those reconstructed by the historian Thucydides.
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It is not surprising to find evangelical rhetoricians invoking analogies between the spirit Christ and a seed.
Rhetoricians study the way we use language to induce actions and effect changes in beliefs.
The so-called leaders in the Middle East have for generations been among the most skilled and practiced rhetoricians in the world -- and yet all their fine and floral form has been accompanied by almost no content.
So there is a legitimate question as to whether the rhetoricians believe their own words or are simply out to con the public into believing the Islamic Republic is a huge success in the eyes of the world.
Danisch's readers are also likely to appreciate, and this is no small feat, how the multivariate linkages between rhetoric and pragmatism, and rhetoricians and pragmatists, are painstakingly well traced.