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This bibliography contains a list of reference books, and articles with relevant to the discussion on the genres of rhetorical speeches in Greek and Roman Antiquity. The history of rhetoric is a major field of research in the sciences of Antiquity. In an extensive series of studies scholars have investigated the origins and evolution of rhetoric in relation to changing historical, social, political and intellectual conditions. They have reconstructed the theory, comprising a corpus of knowledge and rules designed to ensure an effective oral performance, and analyzed the oratorical production, a social act which was the ultimate objective in learning these rules and knowledge.

Keywords: Greek Antiquity; rhetorical speeches; Roman Antiquity



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