for all his
astounding eloquence, showed traces of the idiom
of Padua. Therefore, if possible, our voice and all
our words should be such as to reveal the native of
this city, so that our speech may seem to be of
genuine Roman origin, and not merely to have
been presented with Roman citizenship.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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