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1. Cicero, In Verrem, 2.4.107 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2. Cicero, Pro Sulla, 42, 44, 41 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

41. vidi ego hoc, iudices iudices vidi Ta : om. e , nisi recenti memoria senatus auctoritatem huius indici monumentis publicis testatus essem, fore ut aliquando non Torquatus neque Torquati quispiam similis—nam id me multum fefellit—sed ut aliquis patrimoni patrimonii Te, Schol. : patrimonio cett. naufragus, inimicus oti, bonorum hostis, aliter indicata indic. Ta : iudic. cett. haec esse diceret, quo facilius vento aliquo in optimum quemque excitato posset in malis rei publicae portum aliquem aliquem hoc loco hab. Tec, post malorum cett. suorum malorum invenire. itaque introductis in senatum indicibus constitui institui Schol. senatores qui omnia indicum dicta, interrogata, responsa perscriberent.
3. Ovid, Tristia, 3.14.4 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

4. Martial, Epigrams, 1.2, 1.113, 1.117, 13.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Martial, Epigrams, 1.2, 1.113, 1.117, 13.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Pliny The Elder, Natural History, 35.11 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

7. Suetonius, Iulius, 55.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Pliny The Younger, Letters, 2.3, 4.14, 9.22.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.3. To Nepos. Isaeus's reputation - and it was a great one - had preceded him to Rome, * but it was found to fall short of his merits. He has consummate oratorical power, fluency and choice of expression, and though he always speaks extempore his speeches might have been carefully written out long beforehand. He speaks in Greek, and that the purest Attic; his prefatory remarks are polished, neat and agreeable, and occasionally stately and sparkling. He asks to be supplied with a number of subjects for discussion, and allows his audience to choose which they will have and often which side they would like him to take. Then he rises to his feet, wraps his gown round him, and begins. Without losing a moment he has everything at his fingers' ends, irrespective of the subject selected. Deep thoughts come crowding into his mind and words flow to his lips. And such words - exquisitely choice! Every now and then there come flashes which show how widely he has read and how much he has written. He opens his case to the point; he states his position clearly; his arguments are incisive; his conclusions are forcible; his word-painting is magnificent. In a word, he instructs, delights, and impresses his hearers, so that you can hardly say wherein he most excels. He makes constant use of rhetorical arguments, ** his syllogisms are crisp and finished - though that is not an easy matter to attain even with a pen. He has a wonderful memory and can repeat, without missing a single word, even his extempore speeches. He has attained this facility by study and constant practice, for he does nothing else day or night Consequently, I look upon Isaeus not only as a wonderfully learned man but as one who possesses a most enviable lot, and you must be made of flint and iron if you do not burn to make his acquaintance. So if there is nothing else to draw you here, if I myself am not a sufficient attraction, do come to hear Isaeus. Have you never read of the man who lived at Gades who was so fired by the name and glory of Titus Livius that he came from the remotest corner of the world to see him, and returned the moment he had set eyes on him? It would stamp a man as an illiterate boor and a lazy idler, it would be disgraceful almost for any one not to think the journey worth the trouble when the reward is a study which is more delightful, more elegant, and has more of the humanities than any other. You will say 0
9. Pliny The Younger, Letters, 2.3, 4.14, 9.22.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.3. To Nepos. Isaeus's reputation - and it was a great one - had preceded him to Rome, * but it was found to fall short of his merits. He has consummate oratorical power, fluency and choice of expression, and though he always speaks extempore his speeches might have been carefully written out long beforehand. He speaks in Greek, and that the purest Attic; his prefatory remarks are polished, neat and agreeable, and occasionally stately and sparkling. He asks to be supplied with a number of subjects for discussion, and allows his audience to choose which they will have and often which side they would like him to take. Then he rises to his feet, wraps his gown round him, and begins. Without losing a moment he has everything at his fingers' ends, irrespective of the subject selected. Deep thoughts come crowding into his mind and words flow to his lips. And such words - exquisitely choice! Every now and then there come flashes which show how widely he has read and how much he has written. He opens his case to the point; he states his position clearly; his arguments are incisive; his conclusions are forcible; his word-painting is magnificent. In a word, he instructs, delights, and impresses his hearers, so that you can hardly say wherein he most excels. He makes constant use of rhetorical arguments, ** his syllogisms are crisp and finished - though that is not an easy matter to attain even with a pen. He has a wonderful memory and can repeat, without missing a single word, even his extempore speeches. He has attained this facility by study and constant practice, for he does nothing else day or night Consequently, I look upon Isaeus not only as a wonderfully learned man but as one who possesses a most enviable lot, and you must be made of flint and iron if you do not burn to make his acquaintance. So if there is nothing else to draw you here, if I myself am not a sufficient attraction, do come to hear Isaeus. Have you never read of the man who lived at Gades who was so fired by the name and glory of Titus Livius that he came from the remotest corner of the world to see him, and returned the moment he had set eyes on him? It would stamp a man as an illiterate boor and a lazy idler, it would be disgraceful almost for any one not to think the journey worth the trouble when the reward is a study which is more delightful, more elegant, and has more of the humanities than any other. You will say 0 4.14. To Paternus. Perhaps you are asking and looking out for a speech of mine, as you usually do, but I am sending you some wares of another sort, exotic trifles, the fruit of my playtime. You will receive with this letter some hendecasyllables of mine with which I pass my leisure hours pleasantly when driving, or in the bath, or at dinner. They contain my jests, my sportive fancies, my loves, sorrows, displeasures and wrath, described sometimes in a humble, sometimes in a lofty strain. My object has been to please different tastes by this variety of treatment, and I hope that certain pieces will be liked by everyone. Some of them will possibly strike you as being rather wanton, but a man of your scholarship will bear in mind that the very greatest and gravest authors who have handled such subjects have not only dealt with lascivious themes, but have treated them in the plainest language. I have not done that, not because I have greater austerity than they - by no means, but because I am not quite so daring. Otherwise, I am aware that Catullus has laid down the best and truest regulations governing this style of poetry in his lines You may guess from this what store I set on your critical judgment when I say that I prefer you should weigh the whole in the balance rather than pick out a few for your special praise. Yet pieces, perfect in themselves, cease to appear so the moment they are all on a dead level of perfection. Besides, a reader of judgment and acumen ought not to compare different pieces with one another, but to weigh each on its own merits and not to think one inferior to another, if it is perfect of its kind. But why say more? What more foolish than to excuse or commend mere trifles with a long preface? Still there is one thing of which I think I should advise you, and it is that I am thinking of calling these trifles "Hendecasyllables," a title which simply refers to the single metre employed. So, whether you prefer to call them epigrams, or idylls, or eclogues, or little poems, as many do, or any other name, remember that I only offer you "Hendecasyllables." I appeal to your candour to speak to me frankly about my tiny volume as you would to a third person, and this is no hard request. For if this trifling work of mind were my masterpiece, or my one solitary composition, it might perhaps seem harsh to say, "Seek out some other employment for your talent," but it is perfectly gentle and kindly criticism to say, "You have another sphere in which you show to greater advantage."Farewell.


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amplificatio, in ciceros speeches Bua, Roman Political Culture: Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD (2019) 277
atrectus Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
book, for circulation of literature Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 215
bookseller, and publishing Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
bookseller, work Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
cicero, circulation of works without approval of Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
cicero, literature Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 215
cicero, master of elegantia Bua, Roman Political Culture: Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD (2019) 277
commentaries, unauthorized address of circulated Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
epistles (horace) Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
horace, epistles Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
horace, on publication Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
librarius, use of to record speeches Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
martial, and booksellers Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
ovid, and bookseller Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
pliny the younger, on books Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 215
publication, and booksellers' Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
publication, horace on Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
quintilian, on ciceros style Bua, Roman Political Culture: Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD (2019) 277
quintilian, unauthorized works of Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
secundus Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
sosius brothers, and horace Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
suetonius Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
trypho Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279
valerianus, pollius Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 279