therefore begin by giving a full list of them, and let our starting-point be the
following. Easy learning is naturally pleasant to all, and words mean something,
so that all words which make us learn something are most pleasant. Now we do not
know the meaning of strange words, and proper terms we know already. It is
metaphor, therefore, that above all produces this effect; for when Homer1
calls old age stubble, he teaches
and informs us through the genus; for both have lost their bloom.