held that the demonstrative
type of oratory was the best suited for writing and
that the next best was forensic oratory: his reason for
this view was that the first type is entirely concerned
with display, while the second requires art, which
will even be employed to deceive the audience, if
expedience should so demand, whereas advice requires
only truth and prudence.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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