Tria sunt (after 1256, before 1400)

Martin Camargo (Translator)

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This chapter discusses Tria sunt (‘There are three things...’), a comprehensive treatise on the Latin arts of prose and poetry. In addition to different kinds of poetry and prose, Tria sunt deals with the beginnings and endings of compositions, amplification and abbreviation of the subject matter, stylistic ornamentation and vices of style, and attributes of persons and actions. It was probably used as a main text within the advanced grammar courses offered in universities.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedieval Grammar and Rhetoric
Subtitle of host publicationLanguage Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300-1475
EditorsRita Copeland, Ineke Sluiter
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199653782
StatePublished - 2009


  • grammar
  • Tria sunt
  • prose
  • poetry
  • compositions
  • amplification
  • abbreviation
  • stylistic ornamentation
  • style


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