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

Marcus Fabius QUINTILIANUS (35 - 100), translated by H. E. BUTLER ( - )

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.

Genre(s): Education, Performing Arts

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Translator's Introduction Leni
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Play 01 01 - Book 1, Letter and Preface Leni
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Play 02 02 - Book 1, Chapter 1 Leni
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Play 03 03 - Book 1, Chapter 2 Leni
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Play 04 04 - Book 1, Chapter 3 Leni
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Play 05 05 - Book 1, Chapter 4 Leni
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Play 06 06 - Book 1, Chapter 5 Leni
00:39:28
Play 07 07 - Book 1, Chapter 6 Leni
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Play 08 08 - Book 1, Chapters 7 to 9 Leni
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Play 09 09 - Book 1, Chapter 10 Leni
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Play 10 10 - Book 1, Chapters 11 and 12 Leni
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Play 11 11 - Book 2, Chapters 1 to 3 Leni
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Play 12 12 - Book 2, Chapter 4 Leni
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Play 13 13 - Book 2, Chapters 5 to 7 Leni
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Play 14 14 - Book 2, Chapters 8 to 11 Leni
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Play 15 15 - Book 2, Chapters 12 and 13 Leni
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Play 16 16 - Book 2, Chapters 14 and 15 Leni
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Play 17 17 - Book 2, Chapter 16 Leni
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Play 18 18 - Book 2, Chapter 17 Leni
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Play 19 19 - Book 2, Chapters 18 to 21 Leni
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Play 20 20 - Book 3, Chapters 1 to 3 Leni
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Play 21 21 - Book 3, Chapters 4 and 5 Leni
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Play 22 22 - Book 3, Chapter 6, part 1 Leni
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Play 23 23 - Book 3, Chapter 6, part 2 Leni
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Play 24 24 - Book 3, Chapter 7 Leni
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Play 25 25 - Book 3, Chapter 8 Leni
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Play 26 26 - Book 3, Chapters 9 to 11 Leni
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