▪ Greek writer
flourished 5th century BC, Sicily

      Syracusan believed to have written the first Greek treatise on rhetoric.

      There is little reliable information about Corax's life or his work, of which nothing survives. He was active at a time when democratic constitutions had replaced tyrannies in Sicily. He specialized in the theory of forensic oratory and is said to have advocated argument “from probability” and to have prescribed rules for the subdivision of speeches. Corax and his pupil Tisias were proverbially associated by the Greeks and Romans with legal quibbling.

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