My next task is to indicate what those should
write whose aim is to acquire facility.1
At this part
of my work there is no necessity for me to set forth
the subjects which should be selected for writing,
or the order in which they should be approached,
since I have already done this in the first book,2
where I prescribed the sequence of studies for boys,
and in the second book, where I did the same for
young men. The point which concerns me now is
to show from what sources copiousness and facility
may most easily be derived.
Our earlier orators thought highly of translation
from Greek into Latin.