A considerable portion of the three books contained in this volume is of a highly technical
character and of interest only to professed students
of the technique of the ancient schools of rhetoric
and the minuter points of Latin prose style. even
these portions contain not a little that is of general
interest, but those which are likely to be most
attractive to the general reader are VII. i and vi,
the whole of VIII., and IX. i, 1–21, and iv, 1–57.
Wherever discussion of bases
occurs, the reader is
referred back to III. vi, as the subject is too complicated to be dealt with in notes. similarly for the
Syllogism, Enthymeme or Epichaereme reference
will be necessary to the passages indicated in the
H. E. B.
A = Codex Ambrosianus, 11th century.
B = Agreement of Codices Bernensis, Bambergensis and
Nostradamensis, 10th century.
G = Codex Bambergensis where gaps in B have been
supplied by an 11th-century hand.