Rhetorica ad Herennium

Ranked #23 in Rhetoric, Ranked #72 in Memory Improvement

The Rhetorica ad Herrenium was traditionally attributed to Cicero (106 43 BCE), and reflects, as does Cicero s De Inventione, Hellenistic rhetorical teaching. But most recent editors attribute it to an unknown author.

The Greek art of rhetoric was first naturalized at Rome in the time of the younger Scipio, and Latin treatises on the subject were in circulation from the time of the Gracchi. But the books by Cato, Antonius, and the other Roman writers have not come down to us, and it is from the second decade of the first century B.C. that we have, in the treatise addressed to Gaius...

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