To Quintilian, rhetoric is “the good man speaking well.” (He seems to use the terms “rhetoric” and “oratory” interchangeably, placing much more stress in Book II on the latter term.) He divides it into 3 components: the art, the artist (artificer), and the work. Quintilian explains that:
- Art=The knowledge of speaking well.
- Artist (Artificer)=Has acquired the art of rhetoric. It is “his business to speak well.”
- Work=That which the artificer achieves; that is, “good speaking.” (here)
- The Value of the Perseus Collection (via Theological Musings) (scotteriology.wordpress.com)