Classical Literary Criticism

Classical Literary Criticism
Author: Donald Andrew Russell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1998
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780192839008

This volume provides, in translation, the principal texts of ancient literary criticism, including Aristotle's Poetics, Horace's Art of Poetry, Longinus' On Sublimity, Tacitus' Dialogues, and extracts from Plato and Plutarch.

Institutes of Oratory

Institutes of Oratory
Author: Quintilian
Publisher: Legare Street Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-10-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781015448933

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Ethics and the Orator

Ethics and the Orator
Author: Gary Remer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-03-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 022643916X

Prologue: Quintilian and John of Salisbury in the Ciceronian tradition -- Rhetoric, emotional manipulation, and morality: the contemporary relevance of Cicero vis-a-vis Aristotle -- Political morality, conventional morality, and decorum in Cicero -- Rhetoric as a balancing of ends: Cicero and Machiavelli -- Justus Lipsius, morally acceptable deceit, and prudence in the Ciceronian tradition -- The classical orator as political representative: Cicero and the modern concept of representation -- Deliberative democracy and rhetoric: Cicero, oratory, and conversation

Rethinking Plato

Rethinking Plato
Author: Necip Fikri Alican
Publisher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2012
Genre: History
ISBN: 9401208123

Preliminary Material -- INTRODUCTION -- LIFE OF PLATO -- THOUGHT OF PLATO -- WORKS OF PLATO -- EUTHYPHRO -- APOLOGY -- CRITO -- PHAEDO -- CONCLUSION -- WORKS CITED -- BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO FURTHER STUDY -- ABOUT THE AUTHOR -- INDEX OF NAMES -- INDEX OF SUBJECTS -- VIBS.

Progymnasmata

Progymnasmata
Author: George Alexander Kennedy
Publisher: BRILL
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2003
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789004127234

This volume provides an English translation of four Greek treatises written during the time of the Roman empire and attributed to Theon, Hermogenes, Aphthonius, and Nicolaus. Several of these works are translated here for the first time. Paperback edition available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).

Figures of Speech

Figures of Speech
Author: Arthur Quinn
Publisher: Routledge
Total Pages: 101
Release: 1995-11-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1136784985

Writing is not like chemical engineering. The figures of speech should not be learned the same way as the periodic table of elements. This is because figures of speech are not about hypothetical structures in things, but about real potentialities within language and within ourselves. The "figurings" of speech reveal the apparently limitless plastic

The Lesser Declamations

The Lesser Declamations
Author: Quintilian
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2006
Genre: Oratory, Ancient
ISBN: 9780674996199

The Lesser Declamations, dating perhaps from the second century CE and attributed to Quintilian, might more accurately be described as emanating from "the school of Quintilian." The collection--here made available for the first time in translation--represents classroom materials for budding Roman lawyers. The instructor who composed these specimen speeches for fictitious court cases adds his comments and suggestions concerning presentation and arguing tactics--thereby giving us insight into Roman law and education. A wide range of scenarios is imagined. Some evoke the plots of ancient novels and comedies: pirates, exiles, parents and children in conflict, adulterers, rapists, and wicked stepmothers abound. Other cases deal with such matters as warfare between neighboring cities, smuggling, historical (and quasi-historical) events, tyrants and tyrannicides. Two gems are the speech opposing a proposal to equalize wealth, and the case of a Cynic youth who has forsworn worldly goods but sues his father for cutting off his allowance. Of the original 388 sample cases in the collection, 145 survive. These are now added to the Loeb Classical Library in a two-volume edition, a fluent translation by D. R. Shackleton Bailey facing an updated Latin text.

Quintilian on the Teaching of Speaking and Writing

Quintilian on the Teaching of Speaking and Writing
Author: Quintilian
Publisher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2016
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0809334402

Quintilian on the Teaching of Speaking and Writing, edited by James J. Murphy and Cleve Wiese, offers scholars and students insights into the pedagogies of Marcus Fabius Quintilianus (ca. 35–ca. 95 CE), one of Rome’s most famous teachers of rhetoric. Providing translations of three key sections from Quintilian’s important and influential Institutio oratoria (Education of the Orator), this volume outlines the systematic educational processes that Quintilian inherited from the Greeks, foregrounding his rationale for a rhetorical education on the interrelationship between reading, speaking, listening, and writing, and emphasizing the blending of moral purpose and artistic skill. Translated here, Books One, Two, and Ten of the Institutio oratoria offer the essence of Quintilian’s holistic rhetorical educational plan that ranges from early interplay between written and spoken language to later honing of facilitas, the readiness to use language in any situation. Along with these translations, this new edition of Quintilian on the Teaching of Speaking and Writing contains an expanded scholarly introduction with an enhanced theoretical and historical section, an expanded discussion of teaching methods, and a new analytic guide directing the reader to a closer examination of the translations themselves. A contemporary approach to one of the most influential educational works in the history of Western culture, Quintilian on the Teaching of Speaking and Writing provides access not only to translations of key sections of Quintilian’s educational program but also a robust contemporary framework for the training of humane and effective citizens through the teaching of speaking and writing.