Institutio Oratoria (On the Education of an Orator), volume 1-logo

Institutio Oratoria (On the Education of an Orator), volume 1

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus was of Spanish origin, being born about 35 A.D. at Calagurris. At Rome he met with great success as a teacher and was the first rhetorician to set up a genuine public school and to receive a salary from the State. He left behind him a treatise "On the causes of the decadence of Roman oratory" (De causis corruptae eloquentiae), some speeches and his magnum opus, the only one to survive to our days. His Institutio Oratoria, despite the fact that much of it is highly technical, has still much that is of interest to-day, even for those who care little for the history of rhetoric. (Summary adapted from the translator's preface) This first volume covers books 1 to 3.

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus was of Spanish origin, being born about 35 A.D. at Calagurris. At Rome he met with great success as a teacher and was the first rhetorician to set up a genuine public school and to receive a salary from the State. He left behind him a treatise "On the causes of the decadence of Roman oratory" (De causis corruptae eloquentiae), some speeches and his magnum opus, the only one to survive to our days. His Institutio Oratoria, despite the fact that much of it is highly technical, has still much that is of interest to-day, even for those who care little for the history of rhetoric. (Summary adapted from the translator's preface) This first volume covers books 1 to 3.
More Information

Description:

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus was of Spanish origin, being born about 35 A.D. at Calagurris. At Rome he met with great success as a teacher and was the first rhetorician to set up a genuine public school and to receive a salary from the State. He left behind him a treatise "On the causes of the decadence of Roman oratory" (De causis corruptae eloquentiae), some speeches and his magnum opus, the only one to survive to our days. His Institutio Oratoria, despite the fact that much of it is highly technical, has still much that is of interest to-day, even for those who care little for the history of rhetoric. (Summary adapted from the translator's preface) This first volume covers books 1 to 3.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

39:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

36:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:08