• Robert R. Rusk


Plato details for us the education of the philosopher, Quintilian that of the orator;2 the former the education for speculative, the latter for practical life. The difference is typical of the national genius of the two peoples, Greek and Roman.3


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  1. The date of publication of the Institutio Oratoria should probably be fixed between A.D. 93 and 95. A. Gwynn, Roman Education from Cicero to Quintilian (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926), p. 185.Google Scholar
  2. For Roman education see A. S. Wilkins, Roman Education (Cambridge University Press, 1905); A. Gwynn, Roman Educationfrom Cicero to Quintilian.Google Scholar
  3. 4.
    Politics, viii. 2. Cf. J. Burnet, Aristotle on Education (Cambridge University Press, 1903), p. 97.Google Scholar
  4. Cf. A. T. Quiller-Couch, On the Art of Writing (Cambridge University Press, 1916), pp. 138–9.Google Scholar
  5. 2.
    See Colson, ch. iv, ‘Knowledge and Use of Quintilian after 1416’; also John F. Downes, ‘Quintilian Today’, School and Society, vol. lxxiii, March 1951, pp. 165–7.Google Scholar

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