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  • Mine shall only be, that aneu prooimion kai pathon, "without either preface or solemnity," I will fall to the business in hand.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • But tod 'ên hôs eoike prooimion+ -- the discussion of the theory of the abstract and invisible rightness was but to introduce the practical architect, the creator of the right state.

    Plato and Platonism

  • (ii) Next in order come the Prooemium de Judicio Dei (prooimion peri krimatos Theou) and the De Fide (peri pisteos).

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

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  • Goodbye, Mr. Hitchens

    Source: National Review Online by Victor Davis Hanson

    I used to talk with Christopher Hitchens from time to time between 2003 and 2010. But as in the case of most who knew him, I was an acquaintance of someone with far more acquaintances than I had. So while his company stood out to me, I am sure that mine did not to him to the same degree. With that now-customary Hitchens prooimion out of the way, I continue with what I recall of him.

    the exordium was the introductory portion of an oration. The term is Latin and the Greek equivalent was called the Proem or Prooimion. The exordium is one of six parts of a discourse that an orator would develop as part of the rhetorical discipline known as dispositio — the arrangement of the arguments in an oration. In the exordium, the orator laid out the purpose of the discourse. In doing this, he would need to consider several things:

    January 3, 2012