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Progymnasmata Exercises

A set of rudimentary exercises intended to prepare students of rhetoric for the creation and performance of complete practice orations (gymnasmata or declamations). A crucial part of classical and renaissance rhetorical pedagogy. Many progymnasmata exercises correlate directly with the parts of a classical oration. ref: Pedagogy ref: Exercises Fable Narration Chreia Proverb Refutation Confirmation Commonplace Encomium Vituperation Comparison Impersonation Description Thesis Law ref: Progymnasmata