What's a dilemma? Is it a syllogism? What about an enthymeme? Is there really an ancient science behind the gift of the gab? Why do silken-tongued lawyers and top politicians study the Trivium? In this unique little book, the smallest on its subject ever produced, wordsmith Jane Smith lays out the timeless and universal science of language, studied in antiquity in the three parts of logic, rhetoric and grammar. Learn to persuade, convince, and see through fallacies. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.