Rhetorical timelines

I’ve been kicking around the idea of having students in my spring Rhetorical Theory class create some sort of timeline of rhetorical history and then justify what/who they included on it. This semester, we included Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintillian, and Aspasia in our discussion of ancient rhetorical scholars. Of course, Aspasia was the only one who’s existence was subject to questioning. I’m hoping to design a project that helps students tease out what this disbelief means.

So, in my early searches on this topic, I’ve found a few interesting sources/examples that I’m bookmarking by posting here:

http://breakingprecedent.wetpaint.com/page/Rhetorical+Time

http://rhetoric.byu.edu/primary%20texts/Timeline.htm

http://wps.ablongman.com/long_alfano_envision_1/24/6311/1615622.cw/content/index.html

http://8170.pbworks.com/w/page/1115535/A%20Brief%20Timeline%20of%20Classical%20Rhetoric%20%E2%80%93%20From%20Corax%20to%20Quintilian

http://www.xtimeline.com/tllist/view.aspx?id=4899

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