as a matter of fact his work was not designed to deal
with humour, but with urbane wit, a quality which
he regards as peculiar to this city, though it was not
till a late period that it was understood in this sense,
after the word Urbs had come to be accepted as indicating Rome without the addition of any proper
noun. He defines it as follows:
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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