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A Dialogue Concerning Oratory Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence

Auhtor: Cornelius Tacitus

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... in the early part of my life, been present at their conversation on the very subject now before us. What I have to offer, will not be the result of ...
... sentiments were received with sympathetic rapture: the room echoed with applause, and hence your fame throughout the city of Rome. Then let us hear ...
... are held in the highest esteem. We see these men prosing in their ancient style before the judges but we see them left without an audience, deserted ...
... in the books which they have transmitted to us. The treatise of Cicero, entitled Brutus [a], is in all our hands. In that work, after commemorating ...
... splendour, and thundered forth with emphasis. On the other hand, does the master value himself for the delicacy of his taste, for the foppery of glittering ...
... flame of eloquence which blazed out under the republican government, and hence that constant fuel that kept the flame alive. The state, it ...
... He was four years older than his friend Pliny, and, at eighteen, might properly be allowed by his friends to be of their party. In two years afterwards ...
... of reciting poets: Frontonis platani convulsaque marmora clamant Semper, et assiduo ruptae lectore columnae. Expectes eadem ...
... of antiquity, that the republic of letters has reason to lament the loss. Quintilian says that the Medea of Ovid was a specimen of genius, that ...
... vim Demosthenis, copiam Platonis, jucunditatem Isocratis. Nec vero quod in quoque optimum fuit studio consecutus est tantum, sed plurimas vel ...
... made by APPIUS CAECUS was then extant. Ovid mentions the temple of Bellona, built and dedicated by Appius, who, when blind, saw every thing by the ...
... of the sixth century from the foundation of the city. Accius, according to Horace, was held to be a poet of a sublime genius, and Pacuvius (who ...
... had he been to decide between him and Virgil, it is probable, that he would say to Lucretius, as he did to himself, -Nec tu divinam ...
... removes all ambiguity, clears up what was doubtful, divides, develops, and separates, and then collects the argument to a point. But the orator ...
... there is not one, whom he would so eagerly snatch from the flames as Plutarch. That author never tires him he reads him often, and always finds new ...
... causes, the extent of which could not be known, began, as Pliny the younger informs us, under the emperors, and was fully established for the reasons ...
... capital of Syria, called Epidaphne, to distinguish it from other cities of the name of Antioch. It is now called Antakia. ANTIPOLIS, now Antibes, ...
... LUGDUNUM, a city of ancient Gaul now Lyons. LUGDUNUM BATAVORUM, a town of the Batavi, now Leyden in Holland. There was another ...
... of Germany, between the Rhine, the Danube, and the Neckar. They removed to the country of the Boii, and having expelled the inhabitants, occupied ...
... of Germany, who, after their expulsion by the Catti, settled near Paderborn. See Manners of the Germans, s. 32. and note a. USPE, a town ...