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Author Ramus, Peter
Title Arguments in Rhetoric Against Quintilian : Translation and Text of Peter Ramus's Rhetoricae Distinctiones in Quintilianum
Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2010
©2010
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Descript 1 online resource (245 pages)
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Series Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address Ser
Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address Ser
Note Cover -- Book Title -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Introduction -- Major Events in the Life of Peter Ramus -- Introduction: Notes -- Introduction: Bibliography -- Translation -- The Text -- Index to Introduction -- Author Bio -- Also in the Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address Series -- Back Cover
First published in 1986, this book offers the Latin text and English translation of a pivotal work by one of the most influential and controversial writers of early modern times. Pierre de la Ramée, better known as Peter Ramus, was a college instructor in Paris who published a number of books attacking and attempting to refute foundational texts in philosophy and rhetoric. He began in the early 1540s with books on Aristotle-which were later banned and burned-and Cicero, and later, in 1549, he published Rhetoricae Distinctiones in Quintilianum.  The purpose of Ramus's book is announced in the opening paragraph of its dedication to Charles of Lorraine: "I have a single argument, a single subject matter, that the arts of dialectic and rhetoric have been confused by Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian. I have previ­ously argued against Aristotle and Cicero. What objection then is there against calling Quintilian to the same account?"             Carole Newlands's excellent translation-the first in modern English-remains the standard English version. This volume also provides the original Latin text for comparative purposes. In addition, James J. Murphy's insightful introduction places the text in historical perspective by discussing Ramus's life and career, the development of his ideas, and the milieu in which his writings were produced. This edition includes an updated bibliography of works concerning Ramus, rhetoric, and related topics
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ramus, Peter Arguments in Rhetoric Against Quintilian : Translation and Text of Peter Ramus's Rhetoricae Distinctiones in Quintilianum Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press,c2010 9780809330140
Subject Quintilian
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Alt Author Murphy, James J
Newlands, Carole
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