Orator's Education

ISBN-10: 0674995945
ISBN-13: 9780674995949
Edition: 2001 (Revised)
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Description: Quintilian, born in Spain about A.D. 35, became a widely known and highly successful teacher of rhetoric in Rome. The Orator's Education (Institutio Oratoria), a comprehensive training program in twelve books, draws on his own rich experience. It  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/10/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 414
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.65" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 0.880

Quintilian, born in Spain about A.D. 35, became a widely known and highly successful teacher of rhetoric in Rome. The Orator's Education (Institutio Oratoria), a comprehensive training program in twelve books, draws on his own rich experience. It is a work of enduring importance, not only for its insights on oratory, but for the picture it paints of education and social attitudes in the Roman world. Quintilian offers both general and specific advice. He gives guidelines for proper schooling (beginning with the young boy); analyzes the structure of speeches; recommends devices that will engage listeners and appeal to their emotions; reviews a wide range of Greek and Latin authors of use to the orator; and counsels on memory, delivery, and gestures. Donald Russell's new five-volume Loeb Classical Library edition of The Orator's Education, which replaces an eighty-year-old translation by H. E. Butler, provides a text and facing translation fully up to date in light of current scholarship and well tuned to today's taste. Russell also provides unusually rich explanatory notes, which enable full appreciation of this central work in the history of rhetoric.

Donald A. Russell is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford.

Abbreviations And Sigla
The Orator's Education
Book Eleven
Introduction Text and Translation
Book Twelve
Introduction Text and Translation
Index Of Proper Names
Indexes To Books 1-12
General Index
Rhetorical and Grammatical
Terms Authors and Passages Quoted

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