Dr. Vladimir Mikes – Stoics on Rhetoric – May 28th, Leeds

All are warmly invited to a Seminar at the IDEA Centre, University of Leeds.

Weds 28th May, 3.30-5.00pm, followed by drinks locally.

Dr Vladimir Mikes (Czech Academy of Sciences) on “The Stoics on Rhetoric” (exact title tba).


Plato and Artistotle represent two milestones in the earliest development of the concept of “philosophical rhetoric”. The paper will claim that despite the first impression, the concept of rhetoric of the first Stoics (3. c. BC) is of a similar if not equal importance in this development but that we need to look at it in the context of this historical development in order to appreciate it properly. On this basis, the paper will address some particular features of Stoic dealing with rhetoric – namely its conceptual coherence and its practicability.

Directions to the centre are here.

This event is part of the Leading Minds research project on Ancient Persuasion and Contemporary Leadership.


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