“The Medea of Ovid seems to me to display just how much that man could have excelled if he had preferred to train rather than to indulge his genius.”
Ovidi Medea videtur mihi ostendere quantum ille vir praestare potuerit si ingenio suo imperare quam indulgere maluisset.
2 thoughts on “Quintilian’s Judgment on Ovid’s Medea (Institutio Oratoria 10.1.98)”
Great Passage. Quintilian is too good.
Yeah, except for the massive stretches of boring technical discussion!