Figure Name protrope
Source Silva Rhetoricae (; Peacham (1593)
Earliest Source None
Synonyms adhortatio
Etymology Gk. “exhortation”
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. A call to action, often by using threats or promises. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. Protrope in Latine Adhortatio, is a forme of speech, by which the Orator exhorteth and perswadeth his hearers to do some thing. (Peacham)


2. An example of Cicero: Have respect & regard, Judges, Cicero contra verrem. what doth appertain to your name, estimation, and safetie of the common wealth. Wherefore Judges looke to your selves, your wives, your children and goods, maintaine and uphold the renowne, and safetie of the Romane people. (Peacham)

2. If ever God have had respect to a just cause, or ever gave victorie where it was due, or ever lent his hand to equitie against tirannie, or ever preferred his people, and confounded his enemies, he will this day fight with us, and for us, and give us a glorious victorie, be our enemies never so many, and we never so few, and therefore shew your selves this day valiant, couragious and constant, fight this day for yoru honour, and for your countrie, cast off this day all feare that may make you weake, & arme your selves with hope that may make you strong, and be ye assured of an honourable and glorious conquest, after which shall ensue incomparable joy, great wealth, and immortal fame. (Peacham)

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Last Editor Ashley Rose Kelly
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