The Institutio Oratoria of Quintilian I-IV (4 volumes) (Loeb Classical Library)
by Butler, H. E.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press / William Heinemann Ltd, 1969. Hardcover. G- (All vols. are slightly aged; bindings may be slightly soiled; djs has some edge wear and one is missing some material at heel of spine and one has a slice at head of spine; tops of book blocks are slightly soiled or foxed; pages are slightly tanned; text is clear.). 4 vols. Red cloth, gilt letters on spines, gilt decorations on front covers, red dust jacket, 2216 total pp. Text is in English and Latin. The full four-volume set of these writings, Books I-XII, by Roman rhetorician Quintilianus (35-100 A.D.). "His Institutio propounds for an orator a training in character and oratory from birth. He presents us with interesting and important views on general education, deals in detail with all oratorical composition and the devices of rhetoric, and outlines the ideal orator. His review of the past literature of Greece and Rome is famous and makes him a good literary critic. The whole work is composed in a dignified yet pleasant style, and his judgements are fair and gentle." (dj).
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