عنوان مقاله [English]
This paper attempts to offer a theory with a rhetoric-based approach towards the investigations into the different editions of literary texts. The question is: which edition of optional recordings doesrhetoric approve? The proposed hypothesis is that the rhetorical criteria can be used in the comparison of different editions of literary texts. It is however clear that all recordings approved by documentology are not necessarily more fluent, because a lot of famous verses are based on annexed documentological reasoning.To test this hypothesis, a story of the "Shahnameh" edited by Jalal Khaleqi Motlaqis compared with the same story in "Nameh-ye Bastan (ancient letter) by Mirjalaleddin Kazzazi". In this comparison, the synthetic differences in these two editions, which determine the eloquence of the text, are considered. If this hypothesis is acceptable, it can be concluded that by relying on rhetoric techniques, a comparative study of different editions of literary texts, especially Shahnameh can be used in investigations into different copies and editions and can be the subject of fruitful studies.