Aristotle, Art of Rhetoric

LCL 193: xxvi-xxvii

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Deliberative Rhetoric (chs. 4–8)
4Subjects of deliberation the orator must know about: ways and means, war and peace, defense of the country, imports and export, legislation (1359a30–60b3)
5Commonly accepted views about happiness and its components (1360b4–62a14)
6Commonly accepted views about what is good or bad for people (1362a15–63b4)
7Comparisons of things that are more or less good, more or less bad (1363b5–65b20)
8Also useful to know for orators: the different forms of government (1365b21–66a22)
Epideictic Rhetoric (ch. 9)
9Commonly accepted views about what is noble: virtue in general and particular virtues, also whatever leads to virtue, is a manifestation of it, or brings honor, etc.; amplification as particularly useful in epideictic rhetoric (1366a23–68a37)
Forensic Rhetoric (chs. 10–15)
10Wrongdoing defined as “voluntarily causing injury contrary to the law”; causes of human action, involuntary or voluntary; aims of human action: either what is or appears as good, or what is or appears as pleasant (1368b1–69b32)
11Pleasure and what is pleasant; what is good or appears as good (already discussed, cf. chs. 5, 6) (1369b33–72a3)


12State of mind and circumstances of wrongdoers and their victims (1372a4–73a38)
13Just and unjust action; equity as a corrective for written law (1373b1–74b23)
14Greater and lesser wrong actions (1374b24–75a21)
15Means of persuasion outside the art: laws, witnesses, contracts, torture, oaths (1375a22–77b11
BOOK II Emotions as Means of Persuasion (chs. 1–11)
1Introduction: emotions and character of a speaker as influences on judgment. Each emotion will be considered under three aspects:
the state of mind that leads to the emotion
the persons at whom the emotion is directed
the occasions that give rise to the emotion
The character of the speaker as a means of persuasion depends on three qualities: good sense, virtue, and goodwill. Good sense and the virtues have already been discussed (1.9); goodwill and friendship will be treated among the emotions (2.4) (1377b16–78a30)
2Anger (1378a31–80a4)
3Mildness (1380a5–b33)
4Love or friendship and enmity (1380b34–82a20)
5Fear and confidence (1383a21–b11)
6Shame and shamelessness (1383b12–85a15)
7Gratitude and ingratitude (1385a16–b10)
8Pity (1385b11–86b8)
9Indignation (1386b9–87b20)