Book 4 (of four) deals with the principles of style. After justifying -contrary to the Greek writers- using his own examples, the author plunges into his discussion of the three types of style: Middle, Simple, and Grand. In this book we find a complete catalogue not only of all the figures of diction (from Epanaphora to metonymy, hyperbole, synecdoche, catachresis, metaphor, and to allegory)-but also of all the figures of thought (Understatement, Vivid description, Refining, Comparison, etc.). Contrary to the myth that the Ad Herennium is just a book on rhetoric and language, it is a book on the art of public speaking. It is -really- a practical manual for administrators, managers, executives, paralegals, teachers, professors, judges, attorneys in general, litigators in particular-anyone who wishes to write or give a speech. Though humble in approach, the book delivers greatness.
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