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This multi-authored quantity, through an authoritative crew of foreign students, examines the transmission of Ciceronian rhetoric in medieval and early Renaissance Europe, targeting the fortunes, specifically, of the 2 dominant classical rhetorical textbooks of the time, Cicero s early "De inventione," and the modern pseudo-Ciceronian "Rhetorica advert Herennium." the quantity is unheard of in diversity and intensity as a presentation of where of classical rhetoric in medieval tradition, and should serve to revise perspectives of a interval noticeable until eventually lately as mostly detached to the values of eloquence . the most physique of the amount consists of a chain of ground-breaking reviews of the connection among Ciceronian rhetoric and a variety of highbrow traditions and cultural practices, together with dialectic, legislation, behavior idea, reminiscence, poetics and functional composition educating, preaching, ars dictaminis, and political oratory. additionally incorporated are vital contextualizing essays at the statement culture of the Ciceronian juvenilia, at the textual historical past and manuscript transmission of Cicero s rhetorical works, and at the Latin and vernacular traditions of Ciceronian rhetoric in Italy. the amount concludes with an annotated appendix of illustrative texts containing extracts from the remark culture on Ciceronian rhetoric, such a lot of that have now not been formerly on hand in print. initially released in hardcover"

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