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“Note 11: Epideictic oration, or elocution, addresses a present circumstance, treating a subject with the progymnasmata exercises of praise (encomium) or blame (invective).”
“Note 47: The product of a progymnasmata exercise, gnome, a maxim, is an adaptation (abstraction or elaboration) of a preexisting moral statement.”
“Extended Caption 11Exercises in the progymnasmata sharpened elocution, fortifying the student's memory with ennobling passages of poetry and literature like those arrayed in the studioli.”
“Note 48: Another of the progymnasmata exercises, the encomium offered "basic training" for epideictic rhetoric, although it was also useful in deliberative and forensic oratory.”
“Note 39: Fundamental to writing and oration from ancient Rome, the progymnasmata trained students to work with visual figures and compositional units.”
“According to Aphthonius, the progymnasmata comprised 14 exercises.”
“Note 54: Ethical fabulation, employing animals, is another of the progymnasmata exercises. back”
“Note 132: This trope exemplifies the progymnasmata exercise of chreia. back”
“Note 13: Vituperation (or psogos), an invective that discredits an adversary, is another of the progymnasmata exercises.”
“Although there are plenty of examples of ekphrasis in classical literature, the earliest extant instructions on how to compose one and what its functions are appear in the Hellenistic composition handbooks known as progymnasmata (here is an example, by Aphthonius).”
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Words to do with rhetoric--study of, history of, practice of, theory of
visions of witfulness and vision - a wise guise
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