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(p. xix) Timeline1

(p. xix) Timeline1

BCE

466

Tisias/Corax, “Dispute over a Fee”

440

Antiphon, Tetralogies

440

Gorgias, On Nature or Not-Being, Defense of Palamedes

429

Protagoras, On Truth, Antilogiae, On the Gods, Overthrowing Arguments

425

Gorgias, Encomium of Helen

423

Aristophanes, Clouds

422

Aristophanes, Wasps

411

Aristophanes, Lysistrata

404

Anonymous, Dissoi Logoi

390

Alcidamas, On Those Who Write Speeches, or, On the Sophists

390

Isocrates, Against the Sophists

386

Plato, Gorgias

380

Plato, Protagoras

377

Aspasia, “Pericles’s Funeral Oration” (in Plato, Menexenus)

370

Plato, Phaedrus

369

Plato, Theaetetus

360

Plato, Sophist

360

Diotoma, “On Love” (in Plato, Symposium)

354

Isocrates, Antidosis

350

Aristotle, Topics, Sophistical Refutations

340

Anaximenes of Lampsacus, Rhetorica ad Alexandrum

335

Aristotle, Rhetoric

330

Aristotle, Poetics

270

Demetrius, On Style

150

Hermagoras, Ars rhetorica

90

Anonymous, Rhetorica ad Herennium

87

Cicero, De inventione

55

Cicero, De oratore

44

Cicero, Orator

20

Dionysius of Halicarnassus, On Composition, On Rhetoric

10

Seneca the Elder, Controversiae, Suasoriae

(p. xx) CE

42

Hortensia, “Speech to the Triumvirs”

50

Longinus, On the Sublime

50

Aelius Theon, Progymnasmata

60

Philodemus, On Rhetoric

93

Quintilian, Institutio oratoria

97

Tacitus, Dialogue on Oratory

100

Suetonius, De grammaticis et rhetoribus

150

Aelius Aristides, On Rhetoric: Against Plato

190

Hermogenes, On Issues, Progymnasmata, De inventione

225

Apsines, Rhetorica

230

Athenaeus, Deipnosophistes

235

Philostratus, Lives of the Sophists

250

Demetrius, On Style

250

Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

250

Menander Rhetor, On Epideictic

300

Aelius Donatus, Ars minor, Ars major

335

Marius Victorinus, Commentary on the “De inventione”

350

Libanius, Types of Letters

350

Julius Victor, Art of Rhetoric

365

Sulpitius Victor, Oratorium institutionum praecepta

395

Eunapius, Lives of the Sophists

398

Augustine, Confessions

399

Aphthonius, Progymnasmata

420

Martianus Capella, De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii

426

Augustine, On Christian Doctrine

450

Fortunatianus, Artes rhetoricae

520

Priscian, Fundamentals Adapted from Hermogenes, Institutiones grammaticae

523

Boethius, De topicis differentiis, An Overview of the Structure of Rhetoric

562

Cassiodorus, Institutiones

625

Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae

710

Bede, De schematibus et tropis

794

Alcuin, Disputatio de rhetorica et de virtutibus

817

Rabanus Maurus, De institutione clericorum

995

Notker Labeo, Nova rhetorica

1087

Alberic of Monte Cassino, Flowers of Rhetoric

1115

Hugh of Bologna, Rationes dictandi prosaice

1120

Hugh of St. Victor, Didascalicon

1135

Anonymous of Bologna, Principles of Letter Writing

1135

Thierry of Chartres, Commentary on the “De Inventione,” Commentary on “Rhetorica ad Herennium”

1159

John of Salisbury, Metalogicon

1210

Geoffrey of Vinsauf, Poetria nova

1210

Thomas of Salisbury, Summa de arte praedicandi

1228

William of Auvergne, De arte praedicandi

1233

John of Garland, Parisiana poetria

1260

Brunetto Latini, Rettorica

1272

Giles of Rome, Commentary on Aristotle’s “Rhetoric”

1320

Robert de Basevorn, The Form of Preaching

1340

Alain de Lille, Compendium on the Art of Preaching

1404

Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies

1436

Margery Kempe, The Book of Margery Kempe

1440

George of Trebizond, Five Books on Rhetoric

1440

Lorenzo Valla, The Refinements of the Latin Language

1483

Rudolf Agricola, Three Books Concerning Dialectical Invention

1485

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Letter to Ermolao Barbaro

1511

Desiderius Erasmus, De ratione studii

1512

Desiderius Erasmus, De copia

1521

Philip Melanchthon, Elementorum rhetorices libri duo

1523

Philip Melanchthon, The Praise of Eloquence

1524

Leonard Cox, The Arte or Craft of Rhethoryke

1528

Desiderius Erasmus, Ciceronianus

1531

Juan Luis Vives, On Teaching the Disciplines

1533

Petrus Mosellanus, De schematibus et tropis

1543

Johannes Susenbrotus, Epitome troporum ac schematum

1544

Omer Talon, Rhetorica

1546

Sperone Speroni, Dialogue on Rhetoric

1550

Richard Sherry, A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes

1551

Thomas Wilson, The Rule of Reason

1553

Thomas Wilson, The Art of Rhetoric

1555

Peter Ramus, Dialectique

1555

Richard Sherry, A Treatise of the Figures of Grammar and Rhetorike

1560

Cypriano Soares, De arte rhetorica

1564

Richard Rainolde, The Foundacion of Rhetorike

1567

Rudolphus Agricola, De inventione dialectica

1573

John Rainolds, Oxford Lectures on Aristotle’s “Rhetoric”

1575

Jacques Amyot, An Epitome of Royal Eloquence

1576

Johann Sturm, De elocutione

1577

Gabriel Harvey, Rhetor

1577

Henry Peacham, The Garden of Eloquence

1579

Sir Philip Sidney, An Apology for Poetry

1584

Dudley Fenner, The Artes of Logicke and Rhethorike

1586

Angel Day, The English Secretary

1588

Abraham Fraunce, The Arcadian Rhetoric

1589

George Puttenham, The Arte of English Poesie

1598

Charles Butler, Rhetoricae libri duo

1599

John Hoskins, Directions for Speech and Style

1605

Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning

1607

Bartholomeus Keckermann, Systema rhetorica

1619

Nicholas Caussin, De eloquentia sacra et humana

1620

Francis Bacon, The New Organon

1621

Gerard Vossius, Rhetorices contractae

1637

Thomas Hobbes, Art of Rhetorique

1644

John Bulwer, Chirologia, Chironomia

1657

John Smith, The Mysterie of Rhetorique Unvail’d

1666

Margaret Fell, Women’s Speaking Justified, Proved and Allowed by the Scriptures

1671

René Rapin, Réflexions sur l’usage de l’eloquence de ce temps

1675

Michel Le Faucheur, Traitté de l’action de l’orateur

1676

Bernard Lamy, De l’art de parler

1682

Obadiah Walker, Some Instructions Concerning the Art of Oratory

1687

Dominique Bouhours, La manière de bien penser dans les ouvrages d’esprit

1694

Mary Astell, A Serious Proposal to the Ladies

1709

Giambattista Vico, On the Study Methods of our Time

1711

Giambattista Vico, Institutiones oratoriae

1718

François Fénelon, Dialogues on Eloquence

1728

Claude Buffier, Traité de l’éloquence

1728

John Henley, Oratory Transactions

1728

Charles Rollin, Traité des études: De la manière d’enseigner et d’étudier les Belles Lettres

1729

César Du Marsais, Des tropes

1748

John Mason, Essay on Elocution

1755

John Holmes, The Art of Rhetoric Made Easy

1759

John Lawson, Lectures Concerning Oratory

1759

John Ward, A System of Oratory

1762

James Burgh, The Art of Speaking

1762

Henry Home, Lord Kames, Elements of Criticism

1762

Thomas Sheridan, A Course of Lectures on Elocution

1763

Adam Smith, Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

1773

John Herries, The Elements of Speech

1776

George Campbell, Philosophy of Rhetoric

1781

Joseph Priestley, A Course of Lectures on Oratory and Criticism

1781

John Walker, Elements of Elocution

1783

Hugh Blair, Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

1806

Gilbert Austin, Chironomia

1827

Samuel Newman, Practical System of Rhetoric

1828

Richard Whateley, Elements of Rhetoric

1844

Alexander Jamieson, Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature

1850

Henry Day, Elements of the Art of Rhetoric

1863

Carolus Halm, ed., Rhetores latini minores

1866

Alexander Bain, English Composition and Rhetoric

1870

John Hart, A Manual of Composition and Rhetoric

1873

Friedrich Nietzsche, “On Truth and Lies in the Extra-Moral Sense,” Lecture Notes on Rhetoric

1877

David Hill, The Science of Rhetoric

1878

Adams Hill, The Principles of Rhetoric

1900

Gertrude Buck, “The Present Status of Rhetorical Theory”

1900

John Genung, Working Principles of Rhetoric

1931

Kenneth Burke, Counterstatement

1936

I. A. Richards, The Philosophy of Rhetoric

1945

Kenneth Burke, A Grammar of Motives

1948

Richard Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences

1950

Kenneth Burke, A Rhetoric of Motives

1951

Marshall McLuhan, The Mechanical Bride

1953

Jacques Lacan, “The Function and Field of Speech in the Unconscious”

1953

Richard Weaver, The Ethics of Rhetoric

1957

Roland Barthes, Mythologies

1958

Chaïm Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca, The New Rhetoric: A Treatise on Argumentation

1959

Stephen Toulmin, The Uses of Argument

1960

Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method

1961

Wayne Booth, The Rhetoric of Fiction

1962

Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy

1964

Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media

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Note

(1.) This timeline is limited to key works of rhetorical theory and ends around 1960. Texts about rhetoric begin to proliferate after this date. Dates for many ancient and medieval works remain a matter of conjecture and should therefore be treated as approximations. More bibliographical information—more than 1,000 books, chapters, and articles—can be found in the references section at the end of each chapter.

(p. xxiv)

Notes:

(1.) This timeline is limited to key works of rhetorical theory and ends around 1960. Texts about rhetoric begin to proliferate after this date. Dates for many ancient and medieval works remain a matter of conjecture and should therefore be treated as approximations. More bibliographical information—more than 1,000 books, chapters, and articles—can be found in the references section at the end of each chapter.