HERMAGORAS, of Temnos, Greek rhetorician of the Rhodian school and teacher of oratory in Rome, flourished during the first half of the 1st century B.C. He obtained a great reputation among a certain section and founded a special school, the members of which called themselves Hermagorei.
Hermagoras devoted himself particularly to the branch of rhetoric known as oixovoyla (inventio), and is said to have invented the doctrine of the four QTavaaS (status) and to have arranged the parts of an oration differently from his predecessors.
Cicero held an unfavourable opinion of his methods, which were approved by Quintilian, although he considers that Hermagoras neglected the practical side of rhetoric for the theoretical.
Thiele, Hermagoras Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Rhetorik (1893).