Friday, November 25, 2011

Aphthonius: Progymnasmata

Progymnasmata by Aphthonius (1665)

This is a Latin edition the Progymnasmata of Aphthonius, which is a set of rhetorical exercises to help students build up to preparing their own declamations. You can get an overview of the progymnasmata tradition at this webpage: Progymnasmata. Aphthonius is also an important source for Aesop's fables, since he advocated the use of fables as good raw writing material for students to work with!


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