For as regards
the length of the exordium, it should propound rather
than expound, and should not describe how each
thing occurred, but simply indicate the points on
which the orator proposes to speak. I do not think
a better example of this can be found than the
exordium to the pro Cluentio of Cicero.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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