Anglo-Saxon England: Volume 37 by Malcolm Godden, Simon Keynes

By Malcolm Godden, Simon Keynes

Anglo-Saxon England is the single booklet which regularly embraces all of the major points of research of Anglo-Saxon heritage and tradition - linguistic, literary, textual, palaeographic, non secular, highbrow, historic, archaeological and inventive - and which promotes the more odd pursuits - in track or medication or schooling, for instance. Articles in quantity 37 contain: checklist of the 13th convention of the overseas Society of Anglo-Saxonists on the Institute of English stories, collage of London, 30 July to four August 2007; The virtues of rhetoric: Alcuin's Disputatio de rhetorica et de uirtutibus; King Edgar's constitution for Pershore (972); misplaced voices from Anglo-Saxon Lichfield; The outdated English Promissio Regis; 'lfric, the Vikings, and an nameless preacher in Cambridge, Corpus Christi collage (162); Re-evaluating base-metal artifacts: an inscribed lead strap-end from Crewkerne, Somerset; Anglo-Saxon and similar entries within the Oxford Dictionary of nationwide Biography (2004); Bibliography for 2007.

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18, p. 108–12, pp. 589–90. Ibid. XII proem. 4, pp. 691–2. Cf. M. Winterbottom, ‘Quintilian and the uir bonus’, Jnl of Roman 82 Stud. 54 (1964), 90–7. Ibid. 1, p. 692. Cf. 27, p. 697. 84 85 Ibid. 15–16, p. 704. Ibid. 28, p. 697. Ibid. 1, p. 701. Ibid. 6–7, pp. 702–3. 27 Matthew S. 89 Nor does the list end there. 93 This is why the primary goal of rhetoric is for humans to be boni uiri. Quintilian worries that he will be criticized for having thereby set too high a standard with his insistence that skill in speaking must be exercised by the morally good man, or for having included too many subjects with his insistence, not just on the rules of rhetoric, but on the precepts of virtue and knowledge of law as well.

I proem. 18, p. 1–7, pp. 14–23, pp. 126–28. Ibid. I proem. 10, p. 4. Cf. ibid. 2, p. 714. 15–22, 33–36, pp. 2–4, pp. 124–5). Ibid. 11–14, 35, pp. 624, 629. 26 The virtues of rhetoric: Alcuin’s Disputatio de rhetorica et de uirtutibus according to Quintilian’s own description, the most weighty (grauis) part of his work. One of the reasons for this is his explicit acknowledgement that its contents have moved his own discussion of rhetoric well beyond what Cicero had provided. 81 Quintilian accordingly proceeds to underline the significance of each of these two categories – the orator as uir bonus and the orator as uir ciuilis – in the conclusion to his work.

103, p. 101; Loup de Ferrières, Correspondance, ed. L. Levillain, 2 vols. (Paris, 1927, 1935), Ep. 87, p. 80, Ep. 100, p. 122; The Letters of Lupus of Ferrières, trans. G. W. Regenos (The Hague, 1966), pp. 106, 120. Winterbottom, ‘Quintilian’ (Reynolds, Texts and Transmission), p. 332. See above, n. 29. 24 The virtues of rhetoric: Alcuin’s Disputatio de rhetorica et de uirtutibus Berne 351, is of an incomplete text),69 the letter is nonetheless revealing. 71 Nonetheless, whether Alcuin knew Quintilian’s Institutio oratoria in its entirety or whether he simply knew it in the form of one of the various mutili (that is, manuscripts which lacked most or all of books V–IX, parts of books X–XI and the end of book XII), the possibility that (as with Fortunatianus) Alcuin was familiar with more of Quintilian than the excerpts available in Julius Victor is of considerable significance for the argument of the Disputatio de rhetorica.

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