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Quintilian (c. 35–c. 95 A.D.)

Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus) (kwin-til’yun). A Roman rhetorician; born in 35 A.D., at Calagurris (Calahorra), Spain; died about 95 or 96 A.D. His father was a teacher of rhetoric at Rome, where Quintilian probably received his education. He spent some years in Spain previous to 68 A.D., when he came to Rome again with Galba. He was a pleader in the courts and a professional teacher of rhetoric, and also educated two grand-nephews of Domitian. His own teacher in rhetoric was Domitius Afer, but he made Cicero his model. One of his pupils was Pliny the Younger. Quintilian’s great work is the ‘Institutio Oratoria,’ one of the most famous classical works on rhetoric. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).