Short stories from the
poets should in my opinion be handled not with
a view to style but as a means of increasing knowledge. Other more serious and ambitious tasks
have been also imposed on teachers of literature by
the fact that Latin rhetoricians will have nothing to
do with them: Greek rhetoricians have a better
comprehension of the extent and nature of the tasks
placed on their shoulders.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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