The first Roman to handle the subject was, to the
best of my belief, Marcus Cato, the famous censor,
while after him Marcus Antonius began a treatise on
rhetoric: I say “began,” because only this one work of
his survives, and that is incomplete. he was followed
by others of less note, whose names I will not omit to
mention, should occasion demand.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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