Cicero

The Greatest Roman Orator 

 Definitions of Rhetoric

 

 Rhetoric is "speech designed to persuade." 

 

"Rhetoric is one great art comprised of five lesser arts: inventio, dispositio, elocutio, memoria, and pronunciatio."

 

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Marcus Tullius Cicero 

(January 3, 103 B.C.E. - December 7, 43 B.C.E.)

 

MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO. Photogravure from the marble bust in the Prado Gallery at Madrid

 

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