such as arrangement, distinction by headings, and
circumscription, whether this latter term be intended
to signify the concise expression of thought or
definition, which is actually regarded by Cornificius
and Rutilius as a figure of speech. With regard to
the elegant transposition of words, that is, hyperbaton, which Caecilius also thinks is a figure, I have
included it among tropes. As for mutation1
1Immutatio in Cicero (IX. i. 35) seems to mean metonymy
or ὑπαλλαγή (see Orator, xxvii. 92): The ἀλλοίωσις of Rutilius
(i. 2) is however “differentiation.”
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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