Ars Dictaminis. The Appearance and Development of the Medieval Art of Correspondence in Latin Cover Image

Ars Dictaminis. Појава и развој средњовјековне вјештине писања писама на латинском језику
Ars Dictaminis. The Appearance and Development of the Medieval Art of Correspondence in Latin

Author(s): Slobodanka Prtija
Subject(s): Greek Literature
Published by: Институт за књижевност и уметност
Keywords: Epistle;ars dictaminis;the Latin Middle Ages;ancient rhetorics;ancient epistolary theory;

Summary/Abstract: The ars dictaminis is the medieval theory of letter-writing. The birth of the ars dictaminis is linked to the work of Alberic of Monte Cassino, a teacher and a significant figure in the history of medieval rhetoric. Alberic’s major contribution to the ars dictaminis is his application of rhetorical principles to letter-writing. Two of his works, Dictamina radii and Breviarium de dictamine, represent the first treatises in the area of the ars dictaminis. One of the early writers who set the basic patterns for the ars dictaminis was Adalbertus Samaritanus, who wrote Praecepta dictaminum between 1111. and 1118. The excerpt De epistolis of Iulius Victor, Roman rhetorician (IV century), had an influence on the development of the medieval epistolary theory, ars dictaminis.

  • Issue Year: 45/2013
  • Issue No: 149
  • Page Range: 9-28
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian