Sites of General Interest

Silva Rhetoricae

A Guide to the terms and concepts of classical and renaissance rhetoric, by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University.

On-Line Full-Text Rhetorics

Adam Smith: Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres - Vol. IV of the Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith, downloadable in multiple formats.

Cicero: De Inventione

Cicero: De Oratore

Cornificius (?): De ratione dicendi ad C. Herennium

St. Augustine: On Christian Doctrine - English translation from Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers

Thomas Wilson: Arte of Rhetorique -Project Gutenberg version of Wilson's Arte of Rhetorique 1560. Ed. G. H. Mair. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909

Sites with Collections of Texts

A New Radermacher - Sources for the study of pre-Aristotelian rhetoric and rhetoricians.

American Rhetoric - American Rhetoric Database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches and other materials.

Database of Early English Playbooks (DEEP) - A searchable database on the publishing, printing, and marketing of English Renaissance drama containing reference material (title pages, paratextual matter, advertising features, bibliographic details, and theatrical backgrounds) for every playbook printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland from the first printings through 1660.

Library of Congress - Includes online materials (images, maps, audio, and video), information on the library, and access to the LOC catalog.

Perseus Digital Library - A massive archive of searchable classical and renaissance texts in original languages and English translation, hyperlinked to extensive lexical research tools.

Project Gutenberg - Over 39,000 free ebooks

Renascence Editions - A collection of works printed in English between 1477 and 1799.

The U.S. National Archives -Information on collections and instructions for visiting scholars.

Other Scholarly Societies

AAR - Asociación Argentina de Retórica

The African Association for Rhetoric (AAR) - The African Association for Rhetoric (AAR)

ALR - Asociación Latinoamericana de Retórica (ALR)

ARS Rhetorica - Centre for Rhetorics & Hermeneutics

ASHR - American Society for the History of Rhetoric

CSSR / SCÉR - Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric / Société Canadienne pour l'Étude de la Rhétorique

IAGP - International Association for Greek Philosophy

ISSA - International Society for the Study of Argumentation

NOP - Network for Oratory and Politics based at Glasgow University

OIR - Organización Iberoamericana de Retórica

RBS - International Society for the Study of Biblical and Semitic Rhetoric

Revista de la Asociación Argentina de Retórica - Revista de la Asociación Argentina de Retórica

RSE - The Rhetoric Society of Europe

RSA - Rhetoric Society of America

Rhetoric Society of Portugal (SPR - Sociedade Portuguesa de Retórica) - Rhetoric Society of Portugal (SPR - Sociedade Portuguesa de Retórica)

SE-Ret -Sociedad Española de Retórica

Sociedade Brasileira de Retórica/SBR -Sociedade Brasileira de Retórica/SBR