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Title: Orator's Education, Volume 5: Books 11-12 (L494N)
Author: Quintilian, Donald A Russell (trans)
Publisher: Harvard University Press; Publication Date: 2002
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780674995956
Volumes: 1; Pages: 448
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Quintilian was born in Spain about A.D.35; he became a well-known and prosperous teacher of rhetoric in Rome, probably the first to receive a salary as such from public funds. His Institutio Oratoria (Training of an Orator), a comprehensive training program in twelve books, draws on his own rich experience. Here Quintilian gives guidelines for proper schooling (beginning with the young boy); analyzes the structure of speeches and recommends devices for engaging listeners and appealing to their emotions; reviews a wide range of Greek and Latin authors of use to the orator; and counsels on memory, delivery, and gestures. This practical guide, in lucid style, provides valuable insight on Roman education. The work also yields many a memorable comment on the styles of various writers.