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Zentralbibliothek (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)
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Ms. C 74a
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Quintiliani Institutionis oratoriae Libri XII
Parchment · 304 ff. · 25.0 x 19.7 cm · St. Gall · 10th–11th centuries
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One of the most important extant copies of the "Institutiones oratoriae" (The Art of Rhetoric) by the Roman rhetorician Quintilian († after 96 A.D.). This work, influential to the present day, depicts in twelve books the education of an orator from his earliest youth through to the completion of training; the goal is the development of an unimpeachably ethical orator who places speaking skills at the service of humanity. This St. Gall copy dates from the early 11th century, with glosses and annotations added by, and – in the case of the last few books – also written by the St. St. Gall monk Ekkehart IV († about 1060). (smu)
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Mohlberg Leo Cunibert, Katalog der Handschriften der Zentralbibliothek Zürich I, Mittelalterliche Handschriften, Zürich 1952, S. 41.
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10.5076/e-codices-zbz-C0074a (
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