Georgi Petkov – Rhetoric in the System of Science: Definitions of Rhetoric with short Formulas and division into “ornament” and “argument”

Abstract: The presentation of Liberal arts in Medieval texts, where this topic is discussed, traditionally starts with the presentation of the arts of the trivium. The reasons for that are both pedagogical and methodological: it is of great importance when teaching, the instruments for learning to be acquired first, and after that the real essence of science to be reached.

Keywords:rhetoric, trivium, ornament, argument.

Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 2, December 2011,, ISSN 1314-4464

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