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By: Marcus Fabius Quintilianus

Book cover (Spanish) Instituciones Oratorias VIII

Recapitulación de todo lo dicho sobre la invención y disposición. La elocución es la más hermosa parte de la retórica y la más difícil. Debe cuidarse más de los pensamientos que de las palabras. La elocución se considera en las palabras, ya separadas, ya juntas. Debe cuidarse de que las palabras sean castizas, claras, adornadas y acomodadas al asunto. Las palabras unidas entre sí deben ser correctas, bien colocadas y acompañadas de figuras. Algunos preceptos para hablar con pureza y elegancia...

Institutio Oratoria or On the Education of an Orator, volume 1 by Marcus Fabius Quintilianus Institutio Oratoria or On the Education of an Orator, volume 1

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 today, even for those who care little for the history of rhetoric.

Book cover (Latin) M. Fabi Quintiliani institutionis oratoriae liber decimus

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