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Seneca the Elder: Declamations, Volume I, Controversiae, Books 1-6. (Loeb Classical Library No. 463
Roman secondary education aimed principally at training future lawyers and politicians. Under the late Republic and the Empire, the main instrument was an import from Greece: declamation, the making of practice speeches on imaginary subjects. There were two types of such speeches: "controversiae" on law-court themes, "suasoriae" on deliberative topics. On both types a prim ...more
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by Harvard University Press
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