Reading Roman Declamation - The Declamations ascribed to Quintilian

Martin Dinter (Editor), Charles Guerin (Editor), Marcos Martinho (Editor)

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Aims and Scope As a genre situated at the crossroad of rhetoric and fiction, declamatio offers the freedom to experiment with new forms of discourse. Placing the literariness of declamatio into the spotlight, this volumeshowcases declamation as a realm of genuine literary creation with its own theoretical underpinning, literary technique and generic conventions. Focusing on the oeuvre of (Ps)Quintilian, this volumedemonstrates that these texts constitute a genre on their own, the rhetorical and literary framework of which remains not yet fully mapped.It is of interest to students and scholars of Rhetoric and Roman Literature.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin; New York
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages299
ISBN (Electronic)9783110387773
ISBN (Print)9783110352405
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameBeiträge zur Altertumskunde
Publisherde Gruyter
ISSN (Print)1616-0452


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