And the translations in question are fully as
harsh as the essentia and queentia1 of Plautus,2
and have not even the merit of being exact.
For oratoria is formed like elocutoria and oratrix
like elocutrix, whereas the rhetoric with which
we are concerned is rather to be identified with
eloquentia, and the word is undoubtedly used in two
senses by the Greeks.
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