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Aristotle was the student of Plato and the teacher of Alexander of Macedon.  His likening of rhetoric to dialectice preserves the concept of rhetoric as an art while distinguishing it from the false arts of the sophists.

The OutlinesEdit

Rhetoric Book One

Rhetoric Book Two

Rhetoric Book Three


Aristotle.  Rhetoric. Trans. J. H. Freese, 1926. Perseus Digital Library. Web. 15 Oct 2014. Stable URI:

Aristotle. Rhetoric. Hypertext ed. Ed. Lee J. Honeycutt, based on Rhys Roberts' translation. Aristotle's Rhetoric. Web. 15 Oct 2014.

Aristotle. Rhetoric. Trans. J. E. C. Welldon, 1886. Internet Archive. Ebook. 15 Oct 2014.

Aristotle. Rhetoric. Trans. Rhys Roberts, 1924, 1954.  Internet Classics Archive. Web. 15 Oct 2014.

Links and ReferencesEdit

Rapp, Christof. "Aristotle's Rhetoric." rev. 1 Feb 2010. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Rhetoric (Aristotle). Wiki. 15 Oct 2014.