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Loci method of roman
Hello to all,
                      what is Loci roman method? please describe this method if possible
                      with example i am very excited to see this method and thanks in advance
                      hope you will help as before.

with best regards- sajid
The method of loci (''of places'', LOCI is theplural of LOCVS, -I, second declension masculine, a place) is a mnemonic exercise, or aid to the memory, that consists of associating facts to remember with places in the mind, or rather, in an internal ''house of memory'', thus, the lamp-stand by the door is associated with the number of casualties at Lake Regillus or the text of the Lex Papia Poppaea (for argument's sake. It is attributed to Simonides of Ceos, a Greek rhetorician and lyric poet of the sixth and fifth centuries B.C.E., who was spared his life by the Dioscuri after composing an ode, supposedly about a boxer, but chiefly in their honour. He was given only half of his fee and Castor and Pollux were told in jest to pay the other half. At the victory banquet of the said boxer, Simonides was called away by two youths who wished to see him. In his absence, the roof collapsed and all present were killed, but Simonides, having memorised where they had all been sitting, was able to restore the mutilated bodies of the dead to their families.

It is described in full in amongst other places the second chapter of the twelfth book of Quintilian's Institutes of Oratory (written in the last decade of the first century C.E.):

''The achievement of Simonides appears to have given rise to the observation that it is an assistance to the memory if localities are sharply impressed upon the mind, a view the truth of which everyone may realise by practical experiment. For when we return to a place after considerable absence, we not merely recognise the place itself, but remember things that we did there, and recall the persons whom we met and even the unuttered thoughts which passed through our minds when we were there before. Thus, as in most cases, art originates in experiment. 

Some place is chosen of the largest possible extent and characterised by the utmost possible variety, such as a spacious house divided into a number of rooms. Everything of note therein is carefully committed to the memory, in order that the thought may be enabled to run through all the details without let or hindrance. And undoubtedly the first task is to secure that there shall be no delay in finding any single detail, since an idea which is to lead by association to some other idea requires to be fixed in the mind with more than ordinary certitude. The next step is to distinguish something which has been written down or merely thought of by some particular symbol which will serve to jog the memory; this symbol may have reference to the subject as a whole, it may, for example, be drawn from navigation, warfare, etc., or it may, on the other hand, be found in some particular word. (For even in cases of forgetfulness one single word will serve to restore the memory.) However, let us suppose that the symbol is drawn from navigation, as, for instance, an anchor; or from warfare, as, for example, some weapon. These symbols are then arranged as follows. The first thought is placed, as it were, in the forecourt; the second, let us say, in the living-room; the remainder are placed in due order all round the impluvium and entrusted not merely to bedrooms and parlours, but even to the care of statues and the like. This done, as soon as the memory of the facts requires to be revived, all these places are visited in turn and the various deposits are demanded from their custodians, as the sight of each recalls the respective details. 

Consequently, however large the number of these which it is required to remember, all are linked one to the other like dancers hand in hand, and there can be no mistake since they what precedes to what follows, no trouble being required except the preliminary labour of committing the various points to memory. What I have spoken of as being done in a house, can equally well be done in connexion with public buildings, a long journey, the ramparts of a city, or even pictures. Or we may even imagine such places to ourselves. We require, therefore, places, real or imaginary, and images or symbols, which we must, of course, invent for ourselves. By images I mean the words by which we distinguish the things which we have to learn by heart: in fact, as Cicero says, we use "places like wax tablets and symbols in lieu of letters."It will be best to give his words verbatim: "We must for this purpose employ a number of remarkable places, clearly envisaged and separated by short intervals: the images which we use must be active, sharply-cut and distinctive, such as may occur to the mind and strike it with rapidity."
Patrick J. Gray

'' Now. Close your eyes. It's but a short step to the boat, a short pull across the river.''
''And then?''
''And then, I promise you, you'll dream a different story altogether''

From ''I, Claudius'', by J. Pulman after R. Graves.
Hello to all,
                       Really it is a very nice hypothesis Loci but more excellent if we understand by pictures
                       if possible or any link where we can understand by pictures.

 with best regards-sajid

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