Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius (35-100)
The provost and dramatist Johannes Aal (ca. 1500-1551) was a leading figure in 16th century Solothurn. This composite manuscript, produced between 1517 and 1518, gives an insight into his time as a student. It contains excerpts on Greek and Latin grammar and rhetoric, writings on music theory, as well as excerpts from Petrarch, Guarini, Johannes Reuchlin, Sebastian Brant and others.
Online Since: 06/25/2015
- Aal, Johannes (Former possessor) | Basilius, Caesariensis (Author) | Guarinus, Veronensis (Author) | Lactantius, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus (Author) | Ovidius Naso, Publius (Author) | Petrarca, Francesco (Author) | Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius (Author) | Reuchlin, Johannes (Author) | Vegius, Mapheus (Author) Found in: Standard description
One of the most important extant copies of the Institutiones oratoriae (The Art of Rhetoric) by the Roman rhetorician Quintilian († after 96 A.D.). This work, influential to the present day, depicts in twelve books the education of an orator from his earliest youth through to the completion of training; the goal is the development of an unimpeachably ethical orator who places speaking skills at the service of humanity. This St. Gall copy dates from the early 11th century, with glosses and annotations added by, and – in the case of the last few books – also written by the St. St. Gall monk Ekkehart IV († about 1060).
Online Since: 12/20/2007
- Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius (Author) Found in: Standard description