The concept of ἕξις is the starting point for the tenth book of Quintilian’s Institutio oratoria. This concept had its origins in the philosophical field in the works by Plato and Aristotle but was also used by many other Greek and Latin authors. In my paper, I analyse some crucial moments in the history of this term in Greek and study its Latin translations (habitus, facultas, facilitas). In particular, my focus is on its use in the rhetorical field from Cicero to Tacitus, with specific attention to Quintilian, and on its meaning of facility of expression.

Facilitas and héxis in Latin rhetoric / A.A. Raschieri - In: Papers on rhetoric. 14 / [a cura di] L. Calboli Montefusco, M.S. Celentano. - Perugia : Pliniana, 2018. - ISBN 9788897830689. - pp. 109-133

Facilitas and héxis in Latin rhetoric

A.A. Raschieri
2018

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The concept of ἕξις is the starting point for the tenth book of Quintilian’s Institutio oratoria. This concept had its origins in the philosophical field in the works by Plato and Aristotle but was also used by many other Greek and Latin authors. In my paper, I analyse some crucial moments in the history of this term in Greek and study its Latin translations (habitus, facultas, facilitas). In particular, my focus is on its use in the rhetorical field from Cicero to Tacitus, with specific attention to Quintilian, and on its meaning of facility of expression.
Quintilian; ancient rhetoric; Latin literature; Classics; Classical Philology
Settore L-FIL-LET/04 - Lingua e Letteratura Latina
Settore L-FIL-LET/05 - Filologia Classica
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