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Medieval Grammar and RhetoricLanguage Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475$
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Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199653782

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.62) Introduction
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Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric
Author(s):
Rita Copeland, Ineke Sluiter
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0002

This section explores the ancient traditions of grammar and rhetoric as the foundations of language curricula between ca. 300 and ca. 950. It outlines each discipline and examines their foundational texts from late antiquity and early medieval developments (up to about 1100), including Terentianus Maurus's treatises De litteris and De syllabis, Aelius Donatus's handbooks Ars minor and Ars maior, and commentaries by Marius Victorinus and Servius. It also considers two examples of the literary, or form-conscious, dimensions of grammatical teaching: the Epistola and Epitome of Virgilius Maro grammaticus and Bede's De arte metrica (Metrical Art or Art of Poetry) and De schematibus et tropis.

Keywords:   grammar, rhetoric, language, curricula, Terentianus Maurus, treatises, Aelius Donatus, commentaries, Marius Victorinus, grammatical teaching

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