Rhetores Latini Minores, ex codicibus maximam partem primum adhibitis emendabat Carolus Halm, Lipsiae 1863, 570-571 (Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana).
The final part of the treatise attributed to Emporius describes “deliberative” material, i.e. one of the three types of oratory (570.24-574 Halm). The chapter begins with a reference to Cicero and immediately reveals a predominantly “Latin” character (Pirovano); it then turns to the elements of deliberative discourse (legitimum, iustum, eqs.), drawing on the observations of the De officiis. After this comes a long section on the quaestio generalis and deliberation related to the case of Lucretia, who must decide whether or not to commit suicide. The latter section is markedly different from those that precede it, and this has led to speculation that Emporius’ original treatise was quite broad and not limited to the genre of progymnasmata. Pirovano 2008 suggested that the Praeceptum deliberativae was another chapter of progymnasma that was originally intended to introduce the exercise of the thesis, but that later suffered interpolation when the sections concerned with types of oratory were inserted into it. [A. Balbo; tr. C. L. Caterine].