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[2] And the translations in question are fully as harsh as the essentia and queentia1 of Plautus,2 and have not even the merit of being exact. For oratoria is formed like elocutoria and oratrix like elocutrix, whereas the rhetoric with which we are concerned is rather to be identified with eloquentia, and the word is undoubtedly used in two senses by the Greeks.

1 sc. essence and possibility.

2 A Stoic. cp. x. i. 124.

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