His speeches were apt to be prolix, and he defended their prolixity on principle (i.
His prolixity was increased by his unwillingness, when writing without prescribed limits, to leave out any detail, however unimportant.
To avoid dryness and prolixity he condensed quotations, and occasionally employed the Thucydidean method of abridgment or representation in place of fact catalogues.
Notwithstanding its prolixity, this is an interesting work.
Prayers and other formulas have been copied down by Sahagun and other chroniclers, of endless prolixity, but not without occasional touches of pathos.