[p. v] [p. vii]

Introductory note

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 footnotes.

H. E. B.
[p. viii]


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.

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