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The Quintilian

The Quintilian is an elite mentorship scheme that is designed to provide young men with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate life's complexities; skills that are not taught in everyday school or traditional settings.


Unique to Rome was an advanced education process where the young men of note were given special education and training to prepare them for a greater role in society. They studied under a ‘rhetor’ (master teacher of rhetoric) who would not only focus on public speaking but also other subjects such as geography, music, philosophy, literature, mythology, and geometry. These well-rounded individuals with a more diverse finishing education were expected to play a greater role in society and future debates.

The greatest of the Rhetor’s was Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus), who rose to tutor the Emperor Domitian's children and therefore shape future Roman society through their eventual succession.

This is a course specifically designed with future leaders in mind and to instil in them a sense of purpose, responsibility and resilience. We approach the course design by appealing to a finite set of principles. 


We teach stoicism as a guiding philosophy to assist students with overcoming the trials and tribulations of life. Stoicism is a philosophy of life that maximises positive emotions, reduces negative emotions and helps individuals to hone their virtues of character. 


We embrace fitness and martial arts as a lifestyle and as a result each student has a nutrition plan, weight lifting routine and martial arts training. Our instructors have honed their expertise by preparing, and continuing to prepare members of numerous royal families around the world for a life less ordinary. 


The course is based on Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. This theory challenged the traditional notion that there is one single type of intelligence, general intelligence, that only focuses on cognitive abilities. To broaden this notion of intelligence, Gardner introduced eight different types of intelligences consisting of: Linguistic, Logical/Mathematical, Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, and Naturalist. 

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Stoicism as a guiding philosophy

Specifically designed with future leaders in mind.

Specifically designed with future leaders in mind. The Quintilian club focuses on developing all eight types of intelligence underpinning them with stoicism to create the most well-rounded individuals possible. Our tutors are all world renowned experts who have significant experience in whichever domain they teach.


Additionally we have cultivated relationships in virtually every sector and country and are able to provide internships, work placements, and in due course either employment or the resources to set up a business. 


This course was borne from a need to educate the younger generation with the knowledge and wisdom that left to their own devices they are unlikely to obtain. The Quintilian is also an exclusive community in which future leaders can network through to develop trusted relationships that will help them in all their future endeavours. 

Dynamic, fluid and bespoke

The Quintilian is very much tech-centric and as a result we actively monitor student performance through various recommended, but not essential, smartwear. We have a data analyst who measures the various metrics of the student; from sleep, heart rate, focus, recovery and even posture.


The Quintilian is situated in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong at this moment but other locations are in development. 


Examples of course modules include emotional intelligence, reputation management, geopolitics, behavioural science and financial literacy. The course is dynamic, fluid and bespoke and is intended to tease out the students natural inclinations and reinforce them with pragmatic skills and access to relevant networks.

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"It had always been the custom … for young men with ambitions in public life to fix upon some older model of their ambition … and regard him as a mentor"

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus was born c. 35 AD in Calagurris (Calahorra, La Rioja) in Hispania. He was a Roman educator and rhetorician, widely referred to in medieval schools of rhetoric and in Renaissance writing. In English translation, he is usually referred to as Quintilian.


His father, a well-educated man, sent him to Rome to study rhetoric early in the reign of Nero. Here he initially operated as a consul and lawyer eventually opening a public school of rhetoric with a focus on  education as a means of creating an intelligent and responsible ruling class, which lead to Emperor Domitia  to appoint Quintilian as tutor to the royal household in 90 AD.

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