that it is a form of
ornament eschewed by the ancients. What do you
mean by antiquity? If you go back to the earliest
periods you will find that Demosthenes frequently
employed methods that were known to none before
him. How can we give our approval to Cicero, if we
think that no change should be made from the
methods of Cato and the Gracchi? And yet before
the Gracchi and Cato the style of oratory was simpler
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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