Therefore it is on this
that teachers of rhetoric concentrate their attention, since it cannot possibly be acquired without
the assistance of the rules of artit is this which
is the chief object of our study, the goal of all
our exercises and all our efforts at imitation, and it
is to this that we devote the energies of a lifetime;
it is this that makes one orator surpass his rivals,
this that makes one style of speaking preferable to
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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