Abstract: Francisco Sánchez wrote two rhetorical tieatises to facilitate the interpretation of the work of poets and orators: De arte dicendi (1556) and Organum dialedicum et rhetoricum (1579). In 1556 El Brocense adhered to the classical categories of rhetoric, but in 1579 he adopted the division proposed by Peter Ramus: that is, he assigned inventio and dispositio to dialectic and elocutio and pronuntiatio to rhetoric. In De arte dicendi as well as in Organum dialedicum et rhetoricum, El Brocense demonstiated the validity of the rules ef inventio and dispositio in the composition and interpretation of literary works. His tieatises thus show the influence of rhetoric and dialectic on the interpretation of classical literature in his day.
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