, a Roman orator, decried that children could see "our female lovers and our male concubines; every dinner party is loud with foul songs and things are presented to their eyes about which we should blush to speak" (1.
Anselment, "Rhetoric and the Dramatic Satire of Martin Marprelate," Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 10 (1970): 103-19, explains the rhetoric as classical, discovering elements of Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintillian
within the tracts.
In the late fourteenth century, Petrarch had prepared his letters for publication using a Ciceronian model, and "[f]ollowing Petrarch, humanists classicized epistolarity via the ideal of the Ciceronian familiar letter (the letters of Seneca, Quintillian
[sic] and Peter Abelard were also important)" (7).
, "Institutio Oratoria," in The Great Tradition, ed.
The rhetorician Quintillian
said of his odes: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures and felicitiously daring in his choice of words.
The influence of Cicero, Quintillian
, and especially Augustine (in this case, with the effect of distracting from Harkins's main argument) are all considered.
Translation was an important element of education in the early modern period, a procedure endorsed by Quintillian
They may attract students (and my money is on programs that foreground production and practice rather the philosophical relationship between Quintillian
and Linda Flower).
reviews the theories of ancient rhetoricians from Aristotle and Cicero, through the writers of the Second Sophistic, and on to Quintillian
18) Following Cicero and Quintillian
, Jacobean schoolmasters would have students "not only write what they hear but sound out the phonemes themselves," practicing the transmission of writing and speech in both directions as the process is reversed and "each student in turn reads out his translation while the others take dictation;" the final horizon of the exercises is "to imbue his hand with the sound of his own voice" (Smith 119).
The same is true for the dizzying array of authors who are invoked: ancients such as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintillian
, Horace, and Virgil; postclassical figures such as Plotinus and Maximus of Tyre; Renaissance writers from Ficino, Landino, and Valla to Rabelais, Ronsard, and Montaigne.
recommends Archilochus for similar speech: "He has great force of language, powerful, concise and pungent [vibrantes] sententiae, and plenty of blood and sinew" (Inst.