This appendix contains the intertextual parallels that inform the paper “Measuring the Presence of Roman Rhetoric: An Intertextual Analysis of Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana IV” published in Mouseion Vol. 14 No. 3, Open Digital Corpora of Greek and Latin. The search parameters for these comparisons are listed at the beginning of each file. Please direct any questions to Caitlin Diddams at firstname.lastname@example.org or James Gawley at email@example.com.
Institutio Oratoria vs. DDC IV
This paper examines the intertextual relationship between Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana IV and Cicero’s Orator. We use quantitative methods to compare Augustine’s level of engagement with Orator against his engagement with other handbooks of classical Latin rhetoric. Our results inform a close reading of the text as body metaphor in DDC 4.13. Augustine incorporates Ciceronian colometry into his presentation of the epistles to demonstrate Paul’s eloquence. We argue that Augustine’s comparatively heavy use of Cicero is an attempt to justify the use of rhetoric in Christian teaching while adapting that rhetoric to Christian purposes.