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


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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. (9 hr 33 min)

Chapters

00 - Translator's Introduction 5:01 Read by Leni
01 - Book 1, Letter and Preface 17:49 Read by Leni
02 - Book 1, Chapter 1 21:46 Read by Leni
03 - Book 1, Chapter 2 17:34 Read by Leni
04 - Book 1, Chapter 3 8:29 Read by Leni
05 - Book 1, Chapter 4 18:40 Read by Leni
06 - Book 1, Chapter 5 39:28 Read by Leni
07 - Book 1, Chapter 6 26:30 Read by Leni
08 - Book 1, Chapters 7 to 9 25:39 Read by Leni
09 - Book 1, Chapter 10 23:58 Read by Leni
10 - Book 1, Chapters 11 and 12 17:21 Read by Leni
11 - Book 2, Chapters 1 to 3 19:52 Read by Leni
12 - Book 2, Chapter 4 24:24 Read by Leni
13 - Book 2, Chapters 5 to 7 18:28 Read by Leni
14 - Book 2, Chapters 8 to 11 19:42 Read by Leni
15 - Book 2, Chapters 12 and 13 15:10 Read by Leni
16 - Book 2, Chapters 14 and 15 21:29 Read by Leni
17 - Book 2, Chapter 16 8:31 Read by Leni
18 - Book 2, Chapter 17 22:19 Read by Leni
19 - Book 2, Chapters 18 to 21 22:54 Read by Leni
20 - Book 3, Chapters 1 to 3 22:00 Read by Leni
21 - Book 3, Chapters 4 and 5 18:57 Read by Leni
22 - Book 3, Chapter 6, part 1 32:17 Read by Leni
23 - Book 3, Chapter 6, part 2 30:55 Read by Leni
24 - Book 3, Chapter 7 15:17 Read by Leni
25 - Book 3, Chapter 8 36:02 Read by Leni
26 - Book 3, Chapters 9 to 11 23:07 Read by Leni