Author: Edited and Translated by Jeffrey Henderson
Publisher: The Loeb Classical Library published by Harvard University Press
Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 1,448 total pages.
Condition: All three volumes look very clean and lightly read.
Dust Jacket: All three show some light shelf wear and scuffing.
Contents: Marcus Fabius Quintilianus (c. 35 - c. 100 AD) was a Roman educator and rhetorician from Hispania, widely referred to in medieval schools of rhetoric and in Renaissance writing. In English translation, he is usually referred to as Quintilian. His only extant work is a twelve-volume textbook on rhetoric entitled Institutio Oratoria (generally referred to in English as the Institutes of Oratory), published around AD 95. This work deals not only with the theory and practice of rhetoric, but also with the foundational education and development of the orator himself, providing advice that ran from the cradle to the grave. These three volumes comprise the first eight books of the twelve volume set.