|Source||Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); De Mille (1882) ("conciliation"); Bullinger (1898) ("protherapeia; or, conciliation")|
|Etymology||Gr. "previous care" or "treatment" from pro "before" and therapeia "service"|
1. Preparing one's audience for what one is about to say through conciliating words. If what is to come will be shocking, the figure is called prodiorthosis. (Silva Rhetoricae)
2. 504. CONCILIATION.
3. The securing of Indulgence for what is about to be said... The Figure is used when, by way of precaution, we secure indulgence, or conciliate others, with reference to something we are about to say. (Bullinger, 937)
1. Paul the apostle warms up his audience by beginning his speech on Mars hill with protherapeia:
Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are very religious...
3. Acts 17:22. -"Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are very religious." This is the meaning of the word deisidaimonesteros "careful in the discharge of religious services." For religion in itself is nothing. It depends entirely on what the religion is, whether true or false. (Bullinger, 937)
|Notes||Unsure of 'type of'|
|Last Editor||Ioanna Malton|