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Excerpt from Gymnasium Sive Symbola Critica, Vol. 2 of 2: Intended to Assist the Classical Student in His Endeavours to Attain a Correct Latin Prose StyleSal, agreeably to its primitive import, and according to Quintilian, denotes whatever seasonsMoreExcerpt from Gymnasium Sive Symbola Critica, Vol. 2 of 2: Intended to Assist the Classical Student in His Endeavours to Attain a Correct Latin Prose StyleSal, agreeably to its primitive import, and according to Quintilian, denotes whatever seasons discourse, or gives zest to sentiment- and this celebrated critic censures that usage, by which the term Salsum was confined to that which excites laughter. Salsum says he, in consuetudine pro ridiculo tantum accipimus- natura non utique hoc est (quanquam et ridicula oporteat esse salsa) nam et Cicero omne, quod salsum sit, ait esse Atticorum, non quia sunt maxime ad risum compositi- et Catullus cum dicit, Nulla in tam magno est corpore mica salis, non hoc dicit, nihil in corpore ejus esse ridiculum. Salsum igitur erit, quod non erit insulsum, velut quoddam simplex orationis condimentum, quod sentitur latente judicio, et velut palatum excitat, quod et a taedio defendit orationem. Inst. vi. 3. We have the authority of Quintilian, therefore, for asserting, that sales should not be confined to the To ridiculum, or what excites laughter- though, in his time, it was frequently so used- but that it denotes, whatever by its smartness, vivacity, or sprightliness, gives zest to discourse. Of the three terms in question, it would appear, therefore, that this is the most generic. Cicero, accordingly, in the following passage, makes it comprehend Facetiae and Dicacitas. Huic generi orationis aspergentur etiam sales, qui in dicendo mirum quantum valent, quorum duo sunt genera, unum facetiarum, alterum dicacitatis- utetur utroque, sed altero in narrando aliquid venuste, altero in jaciendo mittendoque ridiculo. Cic. de Orat.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.