Friday, November 25, 2011
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!