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Origins of Greek Rhetoric:
Selected Sources

Cole, Thomas.

"Who Was Corax?" Illinois Classical Studies 16 (1991): 6567.

Connors, Robert J. "Greek Rhetoric and the Transition from Orality." Philosophy & Rhetoric 19 (1986): 38-65.

Enos, Richard.

Greek Rhetoric Before Aristotle. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland P, 1993.

---. "Why Gorgias of Leontini Traveled to Athens: A Study of Recent Epigraphic Evidence." Rhetoric Review 11 (1992): 1-15.
Grimaldi, William M. A. "How Do We Get from Corax-Tisias to Plato-Aristotle in Greek Rhetorical Theory?" Ed. Christopher Lyle Johnstone. Theory, Text, Context: Issues in Greek Rhetoric and Oratory. Albany : State U of New York P, 1996. 19-43.

Hinks, D. A. G.

"Tisias and Corax and the Invention of Rhetoric." Classical Quarterly 34 (1940): 6169.

Kennedy, George A.

"The Earliest Rhetorical Handbooks." American Journal of Philology 80 (1959): 168170.

Loraux, Nicole.

The Invention of Athens: The Funeral Oration in the Classical City. Trans. Alan Sheridan. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1986.

Martin, Richard P.

The Language of Heroes: Speech and Performance in the Iliad. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1989.

de Meyer, Luc. Vers l'invention de la rhetorique: Une perspective ethno-logique sur la communication en Grece ancienne. Louvain: Peeters, 1997.
O'Sullivan, Neil. "Plato and e chaloymene retorich." Mnemosyne 46 (1993): 87-89.
Schiappa, Edward. The Beginnings of Rhetorical Theory in Classical Greece. New Haven: Yale UP, 1999.


"Did Plato Coin Rhetorike?" American Journal of Philology 111 (1990): 457470.


"Rhetorike: What's in a Name? Toward a Revised History of Early Greek Rhetorical Theory." Quarterly Journal of Speech 78 (1992): 115.

Smith, Bromley.

"Corax and Probability." Quarterly Journal of Speech 7 (1921): 1342.

Snell, Bruno.

The Discovery of the Mind in Greek Philosophy and Literature. New York: Dover, 1982. Trans. T. G. Rosenmeyer. Reprint of The Discovery of the Mind: The Greek Origins of European Thought, 1953.

Thomas, Rosalind.

Oral Tradition and Written Record in Classical Athens. Studies in Oral and Literate Culture 18. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989.

Wilcox, Stanley.

"Corax and the Prolegomena." American Journal of Philology 64 (1943): 123..


"The Scope of Early Rhetorical Instruction." Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 53 (1942): 121151

Wilkerson, K. E. "From Hero to Citizen: Persuasion in Early Greece." Philosophy & Rhetoric 15 (1982): 104-125.