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- Quintilian Originally Marcus Fabius Quintilianus. First century A.D. Roman rhetorician whose major work, the Institutio Oratoria, discusses the complete education and career of an orator.
“If he outlived Domitian it was not for long, as Pliny in the letters quoted above (the earlier written about A.D. 100) does not speak of Quintilian as alive.”
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“Of these speeches we have only some short fragments, which have been quoted by authors whose works have come down to us, such as Quintilian; by which we know, at any rate, that Cicero's writings had been so far carefully preserved, and that they were commonly read in those days.”
“You have read "Quintilian," the best book in the world to form an orator; pray read 'Cicero de Oratore', the best book in the world to finish one.”
“The two other colleges of Lupercales to which allusion is made were known as the Quintilian and the Fabian.] [Footnote 111: Compare Suetonius (Life of Caesar), chapter 52.] [Footnote 112: It is here, with this word, that one of the two most important manuscripts of Dio (the codex Venetus or Marcianus 395) begins.] [Footnote 113: Most editors have gotten over the difficulty of this”
Dio's Rome, Volume 2 An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek During the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinus, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus; and Now Presented in English Form. Second Volume Extant Books 36-44 (B.C. 69-44).
“(rhetoric) from Aquila Romanus and Fortunatianus; Book VI (geometry, including geography) from Solinus and in an abridged form, from Pliny the Elder; and Book X (music), from Aristide's "Quintilian".”
“Though Poggio was responsible for many priceless finds—the works of Vitruvius and Quintilian, the letters of Cicero—it was thanks to his discovery in 1417 of the sole surviving manuscript of the Roman poet Lucretius' "On the Nature of Things" that, in Mr. Greenblatt's phrase, "the world swerved in a new direction.”
“Classical theorists about rhetoric like Cicero and Quintilian described it as the art of winning consensus, the art of bringing people together for a common cause.”
“The ancient literature on rhetoric includes works by Aristotle, Cicero and Quintilian.”
“A letter written in around 400 by the Christian ascetic scholar Jerome to his high-ranking female friend Laeta, advising her on the education of her daughter Paula, advocated much the same pedagogical prescription as written down by the educational theorist Quintilian in the first century.”
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