Similarly Cornelius Celsus defines the end of rhetoric as
[p. 311]to speak persuasively on any doubtful subject within the
field of politics. Similar definitions are given by
others, such for instance as the following:—“rhetoric
is the power of judging and holding forth on such political subjects as come before it with a certain persuasiveness, a certain action of the body and delivery of the
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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