Book I (of four) deals broadly with the types of suits or causes (epideictic, deliberative, and judicial), and the parts of discourse (introduction, statement of fact, division, proof, and refutation. More narrowly, it focuses on the tasks of the public speaker, the speaker’s competence (invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery), the ways of acquiring competency—as they apply to three types of issue: conjectural, legal, and juridical. Contrary to the myth that the Ad Herennium is just a book on rhetoric and language, it is a book on the art of public speaking. It is —really— a practical manual for administrators, managers, executives, paralegals, teachers, professors, judges, attorneys in general, litigators in particular—anyone who wishes to write or give a speech. Though humble in approach, the book delivers greatness.
|Series:||Rhetorica Ad Herennium , #1|
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About the Author
According to Plutarch, Cicero was an outstanding student, endowed with a sharp mind and deep passion for learning. So, it isn’t surprising to see why he would later write: “A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.” Given his notoriety as a promising student, he earned the distinction to study Roman law under Quintus Mucius Scaevola, founder of the scientific study of Roman law.