Major figures from ancient Rome. These lawyers, scribes, engineers, and administrators laid the foundation for professional and technical writing.
These scholars, rhetoricians, statesmen, and scientists simultaneously created professional and technical writing and the humanities. For more information, consult Elizabeth Tebeaux's The Emergence of a Tradition (Baywood, 1997).
The first true professional writers, these 18th-century intellectual entrepreneurs reflected the values and addressed the needs of a new market economy.