The “brief bibliography” on Quintilian compiled in Oxford Bibliographies Online—last revised in 2009 by Elaine Fantham and Emily Fairey—“bears witness to how few scholars in the past century have devoted their attention to Quintilian, and how repeatedly their texts and commentaries have been reprinted.” In light of this gloomy assessment, it is a delight to see a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment of this important rhetorical theorist and educator in The Oxford Handbook of Quintilian. The volume—edited by the international trio Michael Edwards, Marc van der Poel (who, sadly, died in December 2022), and James J. Murphy (whom we lost in December 2021) and written by a similarly far-flung group of contributors—aims to provide “a coherent survey of Quintilian’s work, his rhetorical and pedagogical legacy, and the scholarly traditions in which modern research is rooted” (2), all while illustrating “the merit of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of Quintilian’s...

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