"I Have No Predecessor to Guide My Steps": Quintilian and Roman Authorship

@article{Logie2003IHN,
  title={"I Have No Predecessor to Guide My Steps": Quintilian and Roman Authorship},
  author={J. Logie},
  journal={Rhetoric Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={353 - 373}
}
  • J. Logie
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Philosophy
  • Rhetoric Review
Quintilian is known primarily as an advocate of a pedagogical system grounded in imitation. But in Book XII of the Institutio Oratoria, Quintilian states that he has left the work of his predecessors behind and, further, that he is offering an original contribution to the rhetorical tradition. Quintilian's claims of originality and proprietary interest throughout his texts demonstrate that he is continually announcing himself as an author, in surprisingly modern terms. This paper argues that… Expand
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STANISŁAW ŚNIEżEWSKI (JaGiellonian University, krakóW)
the rhetorical art is the skill of speaking well, it is useful, it is an art, and it has virtus. the Greek concept of fra;sivj is rendered by roman authors as elocutio, i.e. style. QuintilianExpand
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