Modern authors, however, more especially
the declaimers, are bolder, indeed they show the
utmost animation in giving rein to their imagination;
witness the following passages from Seneca's treatment of the controversial theme in which a father,
guided by one of his sons, finds another son in the
act of adultery with his stepmother and kills both
culprits. “Lead me, I follow, take this old hand of
mine and direct it where you will.”
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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