chapter  5
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Appropriating Competing Systems of Classical Greek Rhetoric: Considering !socrates and Gorgias with Platoin the New Rhetoric of the Fourth Century B.C.

The unique completeness of classical rhetoric recognized by Eagleton and others relies partly on beginning this part of discourse history with Corax in Syracuse in the fifth century B.C. rather than with Aristotle in Athens in the fourth century B.C.