Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nibley on Rhetoric III

More on the history of rhetoric:
With the so-called Second Sophistic the rhetorical schools, having won over the emperors to their program and thereby having gained control of public education, no longer felt it necessary to continue the old lip-service to science and philosophy but openly opposed and bested them at every turn. (Hugh Nibley, "Victoriosa Loquacitas," CWHN 10:247.)