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Mere Rhetoric

Welcome to Mere Rhetoric, the podcast for beginners and insiders about the ideas, people and movements who have shaped rhetorical history.

Apr 17, 2014

Cicero's De Oratore dialogues in the moment of peace before the brewing political crisis. Today we talk about how sometimes you want to sit down and philosophizze about rhetoric in the face of political disaster. And wait until you hear what you need to know if you want to be an orator in Cicero's mind. Jeremy P Smyczek joins me in talking about De Oratore.