Abstract: The golden rule which makes the dialog efficient and attractive is the synthesis of the great achievements in the past and in the present. This is the main idea in the article, and its aim is to show some of the properties of the antique and medieval dialogs and their correspondence with the contemporary conception of the dialog. This article presents the dialog as a basic pedagogical method during the Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The study covers the initial process of the dialog, as discussed by Socrates, and its further development by Platon. This article discusses the structure of the dialog during the Antiquity and the changes in the Middle Ages. It presents the basic contemporary views about the dialog’s conception and its elements. It analyses which of the main parts of the ancient and medieval dialog are still used nowadays, in what form, and if they have been changed or not.
Key words: dialog, teaching, Antiquity, Middle Ages, Modernity, structure of dialog.
Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 5, September 2012, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464