The Agora

A Place for Rhetoric and Sophistry


Ancient Irish rhetoric has become a rather consuming passion of mine recently. Very little has been done on the subject, as far as I can tell. So, there is plenty of room for exploration.

Recently, Paul Lynch and I completed an article on the rhetoric of the ancient Celts, including issues of Druidism, and St. Patrick. You can download the article as a PDF with the link below:

Rhetoric of Myth, Magic, and Conversion: Ancient Irish Rhetoric

Here is a slide version for people who don't like to read so much:

Myth, Magic, and Conversion: The Rhetoric of St. Patrick


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