Quintilian's Institutes of Oratory: Or, Education of an Orator, Volume 2

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Bell, 1876 - Oratory
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Page 346 - His banish'd gods restor'd to rites divine. And settled sure succession in his line, . . From whence the race of Alban fathers come, And the long glories of majestic Rome.
Page 203 - Frequently the same words, placed in different relations with each other, will stand in contrast to themselves ; as in the expression, " A fool with judges ; among fools, a judge ; " * and in that given by Quinctilian, " non ut edam vivo, sed ut vivam edo ; " " I do not live to eat, but eat to live...
Page 201 - Si, quantum in agro locisque desertis audacia potest, tantum in foro atque iudiciis impudentia valeret: looxtolov est et otioionwcov habet ; non minus nunc in causa cederet Aulus Caecina Sexti Aebutii impudentiae , quam tum in vi facienda cessit audaciae: taoxmíov, ótioiommTOv, oцoioTstewov.
Page 196 - ... ,vicit pudorem libido, timorem audacia, rationem amentia' (Cic. pro Cluent. 15); aut illato, quo plura cluduntur: ,neque enim is es, Catilina, ut te aut pudor unquam a turpitudine aut metus a periculo, aut ratio a furore revocaverit
Page 342 - In the management of the voice there are many particulars to be observed ; for besides the three main distinctions of acute, grave, and intermediate, there is need of many other kinds of intonation, as the forcible and the gentle, the higher and the lower; and of slower or quicker time. But between these varieties there are other intermediate varieties; and as the face, though it consists of very few features, is infinitely diversified, so the voice, though it has very few variations that can be...
Page 347 - That delivery is elegant, which is supported by a voice that is easy, powerful, fine, flexible, firm, sweet, well-sustained, clear, pure, that cuts the air and penetrates the ear ; for there is a kind of voice naturally qualified to make itself heard, not by its strength, but by a peculiar excellence of tone ; a voice which is obedient to the will of the speaker, susceptible of every variety of sound and inflexion that can be required, and possessed, as they say, of all the notes of a musical instrument...
Page 335 - If any one ask me, however, what is the only and great art of memory, I shall say that it is exercise and labour. To learn much by heart, to meditate much, and, if possible, daily, are the most efficacious of all methods. Nothing is so much strengthened by practice, or weakened by neglect, as memory.
Page 431 - ... speakers, in force, sublimity, animation, polish, and structure of periods? Does he not elevate his style by moral observations ? Does he not delight in figures ? Does he not give splendor to his language by metaphors ? Does he not attribute, by figurative representations, speech to inanimate objects ? Does not his oath by the defenders of his country, slain at Marathon and Salamis, plainly show that Plato was his master ? and shall we call Plato an Asiatic, a man comparable in so many respects...
Page 254 - J may be commended for a propriety of language, and a pleasing kind of sweetness ; but his chief excellence is in exciting pity, so that some prefer him, in that particular, to all other writers of the kind.
Page 255 - Menander, as he himself often testifies, admired Euripides greatly, and even imitated him, though in a different department of the drama; and Menander alone, in my judgment, would, if diligently read, suffice to generate all those qualities in the student of oratory for which I am an advocate; so exactly does he represent all the phases of human life; such is his fertility of invention, and easy grace of expression; and so readily does he adapt himself to all circumstances, persons, and feelings.

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