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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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Terentianus Maurus, De litteris and De syllabis, CA. 300

Terentianus Maurus, De litteris and De syllabis, CA. 300

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(p.72) Terentianus Maurus, De litteris and De syllabis, CA. 300
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Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric
Author(s):
Rita Copeland, Ineke Sluiter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0003

This chapter discusses two treatises by North African poet Terentianus Maurus, who lived sometime between 150 and 350: De litteris and De syllabis. Written in verse form on metrics, De litteris and De syllabis perform several functions, such as assisting memorisation and pedagogy. De litteris concentrates on the pronunciation of the different letters, with emphasis on the consonantic use of the letters I and U. De syllabis, on the other hand, focuses on the qualities and combinatory possibilities of letters in forming syllables as well as the prosodic qualities of the syllable in the dactylic hexameter.

Keywords:   treatises, Terentianus Maurus, memorisation, pedagogy, pronunciation, letters, syllables, dactylic hexameter

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