|partitio||the division / outline|
|Arrangement of||1. exordium|||||2. narratio|||||3. partitio||Classical Oration||4. confirmatio|||||5. refutatio|||||6. peroratio|
Following the statement of facts, or narratio, comes the partitio or divisio. In this section of the oration, the speaker outlines what will follow, in accordance with what's been stated as the status, or point at issue in the case. Quintilian suggests the partitio is blended with the propositio and also assists memory.
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Sources: Ad Herennium 1.10.17; Cic. De Inv. 1.22-23; Quintilian 4.5