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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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Nicolaus Dybinus, Declaracio oracionis de beata Dorothea, CA. 1369

Nicolaus Dybinus, Declaracio oracionis de beata Dorothea, CA. 1369

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(p.821) Nicolaus Dybinus, Declaracio oracionis de beata Dorothea, CA. 1369
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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/9780199653782.003.0052

This chapter discusses Declaracio oracionis de beata Dorothea (Exposition of the Prayer on the Blessed Dorothea), a monumental treatise on the colors of rhetoric written by Nicolaus Dybinus (also known as Tibinus) around 1369. Declaracio oracionis de beata Dorothea uses a comprehensive and synthetic approach both in terms of language theory and pedagogical application. In addition to rhetoric, the text offers a systematic account of grammar and poetics as well as the subgenres dictaminal rhetoric, rhetorical poetics, and poetic rhythms. It also maps a scholastic outlook onto a traditional listing of figures and tropes.

Keywords:   treatise, rhetoric, Nicolaus Dybinus, language theory, grammar, poetics, poetic rhythms, figures, tropes

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