A worse fault is ὁμοείδεια, or sameness, a term
applied to a style which has no variety to relieve
its tedium, and which presents a uniform monotony
of hue. This is one of the surest signs of lack of art,
and produces a uniquely unpleasing effect, not merely
on the mind, but on the ear, on account of its
sameness of thought, the uniformity of its figures, and
the monotony of its structure.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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