acroama

acroama

1. a discourse that is not part of an argument.
2. lectures heard only by disciples of a school, and not intended to be written down.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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nemo in convivio eius aliud acroama audivit quam anagnosten, quod nos quidem iucundissimum arbitramur; neque umquam sine aliqua lectione apud eum cenatum est, ut non minus animo quam ventre convivae delectarentur, namque cos vocabat quorum mores a suis non abhorrerent.
1740) to a score of Bassani's Acroama missale for `Quatuor Voces in Concerto/et/Quatuor in Ripieno' (B-D, i, p.238).