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A FEW NOTES

ON

LATIN RHETORIC.

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Cambridge:
PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A.,

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

PREFACE.

STUDENTS of Latin Rhetoric will probably find useful what is offered them in the following pages; (a) a short list and brief summary of contents of works to be read; (6) a tabulated scheme and summary of the various divisions and figures of Rhetoric, as gradually elaborated up to the time of Quintilian from that of Aristotle ; (c) a collection of extracts from Latin (mainly Cicero) and English Oratory. These last will form part of the Author's 2nd part of ‘Parallel Extracts,' and are therefore here arranged as parallels, with a view to comparison of the idioms and style of either language. The tables (b) are based almost entirely on Quintilian, but I have derived considerable assistance from Volkmann's excellent work on Greek and Roman Rhetoric (Ebeling and Plahn, 1872). The Roman Rhetoricians were often themselves so inconsistent and unsystematic in their use of rhetorical terms, that the reader must be prepared in the tables for a good deal of repetition and vagueness in classifying, for which Quintilian and others must be jointly answerable with myself. That the grammar of Rhetoric was elaborated to excess, and overloåded with subtleties and refinements, cannot be denied: but that some systematic order

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