Donald Russell's new five-volume Loeb Classical Library edition of The Orator's Education, which replaces an eighty-year-old translation by H. 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. But my temerity is such that I shall essay to form my orator's character and to teach him his duties. Book I of Institutio Oratoria discusses at length the proper method of training an orator, virtually from birth. The following chapters discuss the origins of rhetoric 3. Also discussed are the orator's ability to draw from past and present examples 12.
Only a man free from vice could concentrate on the exacting study of oratory. The thorough and sensible presentation reflect his long experience as orator and teacher, and in many ways the work can be seen as the culmination of Greek and Roman rhetorical theory. Words; Questions; Definitions of a Cause 3. Two sons were born we do not hear of daughters, but that does not mean there were none and the wife then died, still under nineteen. This relates to his discussion of nature and art. 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. Also discussed are the orator's 11.
Among these pupils was the younger Pliny, who acknowledges Quintilian as a teacher Epist. Quintilian also refused any short, simple lists of rules; he evidently felt that the study and art of rhetoric could not be so reduced. Writing is then discussed 10. Butler, provides a text and facing translation fully up to date in light of current scholarship and well tuned to today's taste. Quintilian then moves into an exploration of nature and virtue, following it with a comparison of oratory and 2.
From the marriage to this last bereavement must have been ten or eleven years, perhaps a little more; but we cannot give an absolute date for the marriage. The orator's careful selection of cases is then discussed, alongside the question of payment 12. We hear of four cases in which he was involved 4. This eclecticism also prevented him from adhering too rigidly to any particular school of thought on the matter, although Cicero stands out among the other sources. Three overarching forms of oratory are discussed: 3.
Quintilian then emphasizes the study of civic law as essential to orator's ability to advise the state 12. Above all, Quintilian holds up Cicero as an example of a great writer and orator. Description: lii, 435 pages ; 24 cm Contents: The author and the book -- Teaching rhetoric -- Classroom procedure -- Quintilian and theon -- Defining rhetoric -- Historical context -- The main argument -- Source -- Strategies -- Note on the text -- Text -- Commentary -- Appendix : parallel passages in Sextus, Philodemus, and the prolegomena -- Index of Latin words -- Index of Greek words -- General index. This might explain the length of Institutio Oratoria, which consists of twelve books. A good part of this work, of course, deals with the technical aspects of rhetoric and the Institutio Oratoria stands — along with 's 'Rhetoric' and Cicero's works — as one of the ancient world's greatest works on rhetoric. Philosophy; An Orator's Broad Knowledge. Into this time, Quintilian attempted to interject some of the idealism of an earlier time.
To Quintilian, only a good man could be an orator. This ideal teacher is described in detail in 2. Lastly, Quintilian compares various styles of Greek and Roman oratory especially and the , also commenting on artistic styles of painting and sculpture 12. This focus on early and comprehensive education was in many ways a reflection of Quintilian's career; Emperor Vespasian's influence on the official status of education marked the period as one of conscientious education. Russell also provides unusually rich explanatory notes, which enable full appreciation of this central work in the history of rhetoric.
Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria can in many ways be read as a reaction against this trend; it advocates a return to simpler and clearer language. By this time however he had retired from public teaching 2. Quintilian also presents a wide review of suitable literary examples, and this work is also an important work of. The E-mail message field is required. Therefore, Quintilian's good orator is personally good, but not necessarily publicly good.
Quintilian offers both general and specific advice. 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. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. Late in life, too, he received ornamenta consularia Ausonius, Gratiarum actio 7. He also examines the various pros and cons of public schooling versus , eventually coming out in favour of public school, so long as it is a good school.