The orator's education / Quintilian ; edited and translated by Donald Russell.

Author
Quintilian [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • Latin
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Description
5 volumes ; 17 cm

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Editor
Translator
Series
Loeb classical library ; 124-127, 494. [More in this series]
Summary note
Quintilian, born in Spain about 35 CE, became a renowned and successful teacher of rhetoric in Rome. In The Orator's Education (Institutio Oratoria), a comprehensive training program in twelve books, he draws on his own rich experience. It provides not only insights on oratory, but also a picture of Roman education and social attitudes. Quintilian, born in Spain about 35 CE, 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.
Notes
Editor, translator: Donald A. Russell.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, p. 30-43) and indexes.
Language note
English and Latin on opposite pages.
Contents
  • 1. Books 1-2.
  • 2. Books 3-5.
  • 3. Books 6-8.
  • 4. Books 9-10.
  • 5. Books 11-12.
In
The orator's education
ISBN
  • 0674995910 ((v. 1 ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780674995918 ((v. 1 ; : alk. paper))
  • 0674995929 ((v. 2 ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780674995925 ((v. 2 ; : alk. paper))
  • 0674995937 ((v. 3 ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780674995932 ((v. 3 ; : alk. paper))
  • 0674995945 ((v. 4 ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780674995949 ((v. 4 ; : alk. paper))
  • 0674995953 ((v. 5 ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780674995956 ((v. 5 ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2001016920
OCLC
45951538
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