The Resource The lesser declamations, Quintilian ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey

The lesser declamations, Quintilian ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey

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The lesser declamations
Title
The lesser declamations
Statement of responsibility
Quintilian ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
The Lesser Declamations perhaps date from the second century CE and are perhaps derived from Quintilian. The collection originally consisted of 388 sample cases for legal training. 145 survive. Comments and suggestions the instructor adds to his model speeches for fictitious court cases offer insight into Roman law and education.
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MaCbHUP
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Quintilian
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
PA6650.E5
LC item number
Q568 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1917-2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shackleton Bailey, D. R.
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
500-501
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  • Oratory, Ancient
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
  • Oratory, Ancient
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
Summary expansion
The Lesser Declamations, dating perhaps from the second century CE and attributed to Quintilian, might more accurately be described as emanating from "the school of Quintilian." The collection--here made available for the first time in translation--represents classroom materials for budding Roman lawyers. The instructor who composed these specimen speeches for fictitious court cases adds his comments and suggestions concerning presentation and arguing tactics--thereby giving us insight into Roman law and education. A wide range of scenarios is imagined. Some evoke the plots of ancient novels and comedies: pirates, exiles, parents and children in conflict, adulterers, rapists, and wicked stepmothers abound. Other cases deal with such matters as warfare between neighboring cities, smuggling, historical (and quasi-historical) events, tyrants and tyrannicides. Two gems are the speech opposing a proposal to equalize wealth, and the case of a Cynic youth who has forsworn worldly goods but sues his father for cutting off his allowance. Of the original 388 sample cases in the collection, 145 survive. These are now added to the Loeb Classical Library in a two-volume edition, a fluent translation by D. R. Shackleton Bailey facing an updated Latin text
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general
Label
The lesser declamations, Quintilian ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607644742
  • (MaCbHUP)hup0000600
Label
The lesser declamations, Quintilian ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607644742
  • (MaCbHUP)hup0000600

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