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<author n="Cic.">M. Tullius Cicero</author>
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<body><head><abbr expan="Marci"><w id="4470155">M</w>.</abbr><w id="4470157">Tvlli</w> <w id="4470158">Ciceronis</w> <w id="4470159">De</w> <w id="4470160">Optimo</w> <w id="4470161">Genere</w> <w id="4470162">Oratorvm</w></head>
<p><milestone n="1" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="1" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4470163">oratorvm</w></reg> <w id="4470164">genera</w> <w id="4470165">esse</w> <w id="4470166">dicuntur</w> <w id="4470167">tamquam</w> <w id="4470168">poetarum</w>;
<w id="4470170">id</w> <w id="4470171">secus</w> <w id="4470172">est</w>, <w id="4470174">nam</w> <w id="4470175">alterum</w> <w id="4470176">est</w> <w id="4470177">multiplex</w>. <w id="4470179">Poematis</w> <w id="4470180">enim</w>
<w id="4470181">tragici</w> <w id="4470182">comici</w> <w id="4470183">epici</w> <w id="4470184">melici</w> <w id="4470185">etiam</w> <w id="4470186">ac</w> <w id="4470187">dithyrambici</w>, <w id="4470189">quo</w> <w id="4470190">magis</w><ref id="n0" target="ref0" />
<w id="4470191">est</w> <w id="4470192">tractatum</w> <del><w id="4470193">a</w> <w id="4470194">Latinis</w><ref id="n1" target="ref1" /></del>, <w id="4470196">suum</w><ref id="n2" target="ref2" /> <w id="4470197">cuiusque</w><ref id="n3" target="ref3" /> <w id="4470198">est</w>, <w id="4470200">diversum</w>
<w id="4470201">a</w> <w id="4470202">reliquis</w>. <w id="4470204">Itaque</w> <w id="4470205">et</w> <w id="4470206">in</w> <w id="4470207">tragoedia</w> <w id="4470208">comicum</w> <w id="4470209">vitiosum</w> <w id="4470210">est</w> <w id="4470211">et</w>
<w id="4470212">in</w> <w id="4470213">comoedia</w> <w id="4470214">turpe</w> <w id="4470215">tragicum</w>; <w id="4470217">et</w> <w id="4470218">in</w> <w id="4470219">ceteris</w> <w id="4470220">suus</w> <w id="4470221">est</w> <w id="4470222">cuique</w><ref id="n4" target="ref4" />
<w id="4470223">certus</w><ref id="n5" target="ref5" /> <w id="4470224">sonus</w> <w id="4470225">et</w> <w id="4470226">quaedam</w> <w id="4470227">intellegentibus</w> <w id="4470228">nota</w> <w id="4470229">vox</w>. <milestone n="2" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4470231">oratorum</w></reg> <w id="4470232">autem</w> <w id="4470233">si</w> <w id="4470234">quis</w> <w id="4470235">ita</w> <w id="4470236">numerat</w> <w id="4470237">plura</w> <w id="4470238">genera</w>, <w id="4470240">ut</w> <w id="4470241">alios</w> <w id="4470242">grandis</w>
<w id="4470243">aut</w> <w id="4470244">gravis</w> <w id="4470245">aut</w> <w id="4470246">copiosos</w>, <w id="4470248">alios</w> <w id="4470249">tenuis</w> <w id="4470250">aut</w> <w id="4470251">subtilis</w> <w id="4470252">aut</w> <w id="4470253">brevis</w>,
<w id="4470255">alios</w> <w id="4470256">eis</w> <w id="4470257">interiectos</w> <w id="4470258">et</w> <w id="4470259">tamquam</w> <w id="4470260">medios</w> <w id="4470261">putet</w>, <hi rend="italics"><w id="4470263">de</w> </hi><w id="4470264">homini</w>-
<w id="4470265">bus</w> <w id="4470266">dicit</w><ref id="n6" target="ref6" /> <w id="4470267">aliquid</w>, <w id="4470269">de</w> <w id="4470270">re</w> <w id="4470271">parum</w>. <w id="4470273">In</w> <w id="4470274">re</w> <w id="4470275">enim</w> <w id="4470276">quid</w> <w id="4470277">optimum</w>
<w id="4470278">sit</w> <w id="4470279">quaeritur</w>, <w id="4470281">in</w> <w id="4470282">homine</w> <w id="4470283">dicitur</w> <w id="4470284">quod</w> <w id="4470285">est</w>. <w id="4470287">Itaque</w> <w id="4470288">licet</w>
<w id="4470289">dicere</w> <w id="4470290">et</w> <w id="4470291">Ennium</w> <w id="4470292">summum</w> <w id="4470293">epicum</w> <w id="4470294">poetam</w>, <w id="4470296">si</w> <w id="4470297">cui</w> <w id="4470298">ita</w>
<w id="4470299">videtur</w>, <w id="4470301">et</w> <w id="4470302">Pacuvium</w> <w id="4470303">tragicum</w> <w id="4470304">et</w> <w id="4470305">Caecilium</w> <w id="4470306">fortasse</w> <w id="4470307">comi</w>-
<w id="4470308">cum</w>. <milestone n="3" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4470310">oratorem</w></reg> <w id="4470311">genere</w> <w id="4470312">non</w> <w id="4470313">divido</w>; <w id="4470315">perfectum</w> <w id="4470316">enim</w> <w id="4470317">quaero</w>. 
<w id="4470319">Vnum</w> <w id="4470320">est</w> <w id="4470321">autem</w> <w id="4470322">genus</w> <w id="4470323">perfecti</w>, <w id="4470325">a</w> <w id="4470326">quo</w> <w id="4470327">qui</w> <w id="4470328">absunt</w>, <w id="4470330">non</w>
<w id="4470331">genere</w> <w id="4470332">differunt</w>, <w id="4470334">ut</w> <w id="4470335">Terentius</w> <w id="4470336">ab</w> <w id="4470337">Accio</w>, <w id="4470339">sed</w> <w id="4470340">in</w> <w id="4470341">eodem</w>
<w id="4470342">genere</w> <w id="4470343">non</w> <w id="4470344">sunt</w> <w id="4470345">pares</w>. <w id="4470347">Optimus</w> <w id="4470348">est</w> <w id="4470349">enim</w> <w id="4470350">orator</w>, <w id="4470352">qui</w>
<w id="4470353">dicendo</w> <w id="4470354">animos</w> <w id="4470355">audientium</w> <w id="4470356">et</w> <w id="4470357">docet</w> <w id="4470358">et</w> <w id="4470359">delectat</w> <w id="4470360">et</w> <w id="4470361">per</w>-
<w id="4470362">movet</w>. <w id="4470364">Docere</w> <w id="4470365">debitum</w> <w id="4470366">est</w>, <w id="4470368">delectare</w> <w id="4470369">honorarium</w>, <w id="4470371">per</w>-

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<w id="4470372">movere</w> <w id="4470373">necessarium</w>. <milestone n="4" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4470375">haec</w></reg> <w id="4470376">ut</w> <w id="4470377">alius</w> <w id="4470378">melius</w> <w id="4470379">quam</w> <w id="4470380">alius</w>,
<w id="4470382">concedendum</w> <w id="4470383">est</w>; <w id="4470385">verum</w> <w id="4470386">id</w> <w id="4470387">fit</w> <w id="4470388">non</w> <w id="4470389">genere</w> <w id="4470390">sed</w> <w id="4470391">gradu</w>.
<w id="4470393">Optimum</w> <w id="4470394">quidem</w> <w id="4470395">unum</w> <w id="4470396">est</w> <w id="4470397">et</w> <w id="4470398">proximum</w> <w id="4470399">quod</w> <w id="4470400">ei</w> <w id="4470401">similli</w>-
<w id="4470402">mum</w>. <w id="4470404">Ex</w> <w id="4470405">quo</w> <w id="4470406">perspicuum</w> <w id="4470407">est</w>, <w id="4470409">quod</w> <w id="4470410">optimo</w> <w id="4470411">dissimillimum</w>
<w id="4470412">sit</w>, <w id="4470414">id</w> <w id="4470415">esse</w> <w id="4470416">deterrimum</w>. <milestone n="2" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4470418">nam</w></reg> <w id="4470419">quoniam</w> <w id="4470420">eloquentia</w> <w id="4470421">constat</w> 
<w id="4470422">ex</w> <w id="4470423">verbis</w> <w id="4470424">et</w> <w id="4470425">ex</w> <w id="4470426">sententiis</w>, <w id="4470428">perficiendum</w> <w id="4470429">est</w>, <w id="4470431">ut</w> <w id="4470432">pure</w> <w id="4470433">et</w>
<w id="4470434">emendate</w> <w id="4470435">loquentes</w>, <w id="4470437">quod</w> <w id="4470438">est</w> <w id="4470439">Latine</w>, <w id="4470441">verborum</w> <w id="4470442">praeterea</w>
<w id="4470443">et</w> <w id="4470444">propriorum</w> <w id="4470445">et</w> <w id="4470446">translatorum</w> <w id="4470447">elegantiam</w> <w id="4470448">persequamur</w>: <w id="4470449">in</w>
<w id="4470450">propriis</w> <w id="4470451">ut</w> <w id="4470452">lautissima</w> <w id="4470453">eligamus</w>, <w id="4470455">in</w> <w id="4470456">translatis</w> <w id="4470457">ut</w> <w id="4470458">similitudinem</w>
<w id="4470459">secuti</w> <w id="4470460">verecunde</w> <w id="4470461">utamur</w> <w id="4470462">alienis</w>. <milestone n="5" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4470464">sententiarum</w></reg> <w id="4470465">autem</w> <w id="4470466">toti</w>- 
<w id="4470467">dem</w> <w id="4470468">genera</w> <w id="4470469">sunt</w> <w id="4470470">quot</w> <w id="4470471">dixi</w> <w id="4470472">esse</w> <w id="4470473">laudum</w>. <w id="4470475">Sunt</w> <w id="4470476">enim</w>
<w id="4470477">docendi</w> <w id="4470478">acutae</w>, <w id="4470480">delectandi</w> <w id="4470481">quasi</w> <w id="4470482">argutae</w>, <w id="4470484">commovendi</w>
<w id="4470485">graves</w>. <w id="4470487">Sed</w> <w id="4470488">et</w> <w id="4470489">verborum</w> <w id="4470490">est</w> <w id="4470491">structura</w> <w id="4470492">quaedam</w> <w id="4470493">duas</w> <w id="4470494">res</w>
<w id="4470495">efficiens</w>, <w id="4470497">numerum</w> <w id="4470498">et</w> <w id="4470499">levitatem</w><ref id="n7" target="ref7" />, <w id="4470501">et</w> <w id="4470502">sententiae</w> <w id="4470503">suam</w> <w id="4470504">compositionem</w> <w id="4470505">habent</w>, <hi rend="italics"><w id="4470507">et</w></hi><ref id="n8" target="ref8" /> <w id="4470508">ad</w> <w id="4470509">probandam</w> <w id="4470510">rem</w> <w id="4470511">accommodatum</w> 
<w id="4470512">ordinem</w>. <w id="4470514">Sed</w> <w id="4470515">earum</w> <w id="4470516">omnium</w> <w id="4470517">rerum</w> <del><w id="4470518">ut</w> <w id="4470519">aedificiorum</w><ref id="n9" target="ref9" /></del>
<w id="4470520">memoria</w> <w id="4470521">est</w> <w id="4470522">quasi</w> <w id="4470523">fundamentum</w>, <w id="4470525">lumen</w> <w id="4470526">actio</w>. <milestone n="6" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4470528">ea</w></reg> <w id="4470529">igitur</w>
<w id="4470530">omnia</w> <w id="4470531">in</w> <w id="4470532">quo</w> <w id="4470533">summa</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4470534">erunt</w>,</hi><ref id="n10" target="ref10" /> <w id="4470536">erit</w> <w id="4470537">perfectissimus</w><ref id="n11" target="ref11" /> <w id="4470538">orator</w>; <w id="4470540">in</w> <w id="4470541">quo</w>
<w id="4470542">media</w>, <w id="4470544">mediocris</w>; <w id="4470546">in</w> <w id="4470547">quo</w> <w id="4470548">minima</w>, <w id="4470550">deterrimus</w>. <w id="4470552">Et</w><ref id="n12" target="ref12" /> <w id="4470553">appellabuntur</w> <w id="4470554">omnes</w> <w id="4470555">oratores</w>, <w id="4470557">ut</w> <w id="4470558">pictores</w> <w id="4470559">appellantur</w> <w id="4470560">etiam</w> <w id="4470561">mali</w>,
<w id="4470563">nec</w> <w id="4470564">generibus</w> <w id="4470565">inter</w> <w id="4470566">sese</w>, <w id="4470568">sed</w> <w id="4470569">facultatibus</w> <w id="4470570">different</w>. <w id="4470572">Itaque</w>
<w id="4470573">nemo</w> <w id="4470574">est</w> <w id="4470575">orator</w> <w id="4470576">qui</w> <w id="4470577">Demostheni</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4470578">se</w></hi><ref id="n13" target="ref13" /> <w id="4470579">similem</w> <w id="4470580">nolit</w> <w id="4470581">esse</w>; <w id="4470583">at</w>
<w id="4470584">Menander</w> <w id="4470585">Homeri</w> <w id="4470586">noluit</w>; <w id="4470588">genus</w> <w id="4470589">enim</w> <w id="4470590">erat</w> <w id="4470591">aliud</w>. <w id="4470593">Id</w> <w id="4470594">non</w>
<w id="4470595">est</w> <w id="4470596">in</w> <w id="4470597">oratoribus</w> <w id="4470598">aut</w>, <w id="4470600">etiam</w> <w id="4470601">si</w> <w id="4470602">est</w> <w id="4470603">ut</w> <w id="4470604">alius</w> <w id="4470605">gravitatem</w> <w id="4470606">sequens</w>
<w id="4470607">subtilitatem</w> <w id="4470608">fugiat</w>, <w id="4470610">contra</w> <w id="4470611">alius</w> <w id="4470612">acutiorem</w> <w id="4470613">se</w> <w id="4470614">quam</w> <w id="4470615">ornatio</w>- 
<w id="4470616">rem</w> <w id="4470617">velit</w>, <w id="4470619">etiam</w> <w id="4470620">si</w> <w id="4470621">est</w> <w id="4470622">in</w> <w id="4470623">genere</w> <w id="4470624">tolerabili</w><ref id="n14" target="ref14" />, <w id="4470626">certe</w> <w id="4470627">non</w> <w id="4470628">est</w>
<w id="4470629">in</w> <w id="4470630">optimo</w>, <w id="4470632">si</w> <w id="4470633">quidem</w>, <w id="4470635">quod</w> <w id="4470636">omnis</w> <w id="4470637">laudes</w> <w id="4470638">habet</w>, <w id="4470640">id</w> <w id="4470641">est</w>
<w id="4470642">optimum</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="3" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="7" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4470644">haec</w></reg> <w id="4470645">autem</w> <w id="4470646">dixi</w> <w id="4470647">brevius</w> <w id="4470648">quidem</w> <w id="4470649">quam</w> <w id="4470650">res</w> <w id="4470651">petebat</w>, <w id="4470653">sed</w>
<w id="4470654">ad</w> <w id="4470655">id</w> <w id="4470656">quod</w> <w id="4470657">agimus</w> <w id="4470658">non</w> <w id="4470659">fuit</w> <w id="4470660">dicendum</w> <w id="4470661">pluribus</w>; <w id="4470663">unum</w> 
<w id="4470664">enim</w> <w id="4470665">cum</w> <w id="4470666">sit</w> <w id="4470667">genus</w>, <w id="4470669">id</w> <w id="4470670">quale</w> <w id="4470671">sit</w> <w id="4470672">quaerimus</w>. <w id="4470674">Est</w> <w id="4470675">autem</w>

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<w id="4470676">tale</w> <w id="4470677">quale</w> <w id="4470678">floruit</w> <w id="4470679">Athenis</w>; <w id="4470681">ex</w> <w id="4470682">quo</w><ref id="n15" target="ref15" /> <w id="4470683">Atticorum</w> <w id="4470684">oratorum</w>
<w id="4470685">ipsa</w> <w id="4470686">vis</w> <w id="4470687">ignota</w> <w id="4470688">est</w>, <w id="4470690">nota</w> <w id="4470691">gloria</w>. <w id="4470693">Nam</w> <w id="4470694">alterum</w> <w id="4470695">multi</w> <w id="4470696">viderunt</w>, <w id="4470698">vitiosi</w> <w id="4470699">nihil</w> <w id="4470700">apud</w> <w id="4470701">eos</w> <w id="4470702">esse</w>, <w id="4470704">alterum</w> <w id="4470705">pauci</w>, <w id="4470707">laudabilia</w>
<w id="4470708">esse</w> <w id="4470709">multa</w>. <w id="4470711">Est</w> <w id="4470712">enim</w> <w id="4470713">vitiosum</w> <w id="4470714">in</w> <w id="4470715">sententia</w>, <w id="4470717">si</w> <w id="4470718">quid</w> <w id="4470719">ab</w>-
<w id="4470720">surdum</w> <w id="4470721">aut</w> <w id="4470722">alienum</w> <w id="4470723">aut</w> <w id="4470724">non</w> <w id="4470725">acutum</w> <w id="4470726">aut</w> <w id="4470727">subinsulsum</w> <w id="4470728">est</w>;
<w id="4470730">in</w> <w id="4470731">verbis</w> <w id="4470732">si</w> <w id="4470733">inquinatum</w>, <w id="4470735">si</w> <w id="4470736">abiectum</w>, <w id="4470738">si</w> <w id="4470739">non</w> <w id="4470740">aptum</w>, <w id="4470742">si</w>
<w id="4470743">durum</w>, <w id="4470745">si</w> <w id="4470746">longe</w> <w id="4470747">petitum</w>. <milestone n="8" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4470749">haec</w></reg> <w id="4470750">vitaverunt</w> <w id="4470751">fere</w> <w id="4470752">omnes</w> <w id="4470753">qui</w> 
<w id="4470754">aut</w> <w id="4470755">Attici</w> <w id="4470756">numerantur</w> <w id="4470757">aut</w> <w id="4470758">dicunt</w> <w id="4470759">Attice</w>. <w id="4470761">Sed</w> <w id="4470762">qui</w> <w id="4470763">eatenus</w><ref id="n16" target="ref16" />
<w id="4470764">valuerunt</w>, <w id="4470766">sani</w> <w id="4470767">et</w> <w id="4470768">sicci</w> <w id="4470769">dumtaxat</w> <w id="4470770">habeantur</w>, <w id="4470772">sed</w> <w id="4470773">ita</w> <w id="4470774">ut</w>
<w id="4470775">palaestritae</w>; <w id="4470777">spatiari</w> <w id="4470778">in</w> <w id="4470779">xysto</w> <w id="4470780">ut</w> <w id="4470781">liceat</w>, <w id="4470783">non</w><ref id="n17" target="ref17" /> <w id="4470784">ab</w> <w id="4470785">Olympiis</w>
<w id="4470786">coronam</w> <w id="4470787">petant</w>. <w id="4470789">Qui</w> <w id="4470790">cum</w> <w id="4470791">careant</w> <w id="4470792">omni</w> <w id="4470793">vitio</w>, <w id="4470795">non</w> <w id="4470796">sunt</w>
<w id="4470797">contenti</w> <w id="4470798">quasi</w> <w id="4470799">bona</w> <w id="4470800">valetudine</w>, <w id="4470802">sed</w> <w id="4470803">viris</w> <w id="4470804">lacertos</w> <w id="4470805">sanguinem</w>
<w id="4470806">quaerunt</w><ref id="n18" target="ref18" />, <w id="4470808">quandam</w> <w id="4470809">etiam</w> <w id="4470810">suavitatem</w> <w id="4470811">coloris</w>. <w id="4470813">Eos</w> <w id="4470814">imi</w>-
<w id="4470815">temur</w>, <w id="4470817">si</w> <w id="4470818">possumus</w>; <w id="4470820">si</w> <w id="4470821">minus</w><ref id="n19" target="ref19" />, <w id="4470823">illos</w> <w id="4470824">potius</w> <w id="4470825">qui</w> <w id="4470826">incorrupta</w>
<w id="4470827">sanitate</w> <w id="4470828">sunt</w>, <w id="4470830">quod</w> <w id="4470831">est</w> <w id="4470832">proprium</w> <w id="4470833">Atticorum</w>, <w id="4470835">quam</w> <w id="4470836">eos</w>
<w id="4470837">quorum</w> <w id="4470838">vitiosa</w> <w id="4470839">abundantia</w> <w id="4470840">est</w>, <w id="4470842">qualis</w> <w id="4470843">Asia</w> <w id="4470844">multos</w> <w id="4470845">tulit</w>.
<w id="4470847">Quod</w> <w id="4470848">cum</w> <w id="4470849">faciemus</w>—<milestone n="9" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4470850">si</w></reg> <w id="4470851">modo</w> <w id="4470852">id</w> <w id="4470853">ipsum</w> <w id="4470854">adsequemur</w>; <w id="4470856">est</w> 
<w id="4470857">enim</w> <w id="4470858">permagnum</w>— <w id="4470859">imitemur</w>, <w id="4470861">si</w> <w id="4470862">potuerimus</w>, <w id="4470864">Lysiam</w> <w id="4470865">et</w> <w id="4470866">eius</w>
<w id="4470867">quidem</w> <w id="4470868">tenuitatem</w> <w id="4470869">potissimum</w>; <w id="4470871">est</w> <w id="4470872">enim</w> <w id="4470873">multis</w> <w id="4470874">locis</w>
<w id="4470875">grandior</w>, <w id="4470877">sed</w> <w id="4470878">quia</w> <w id="4470879">et</w> <w id="4470880">privatas</w> <w id="4470881">ille</w> <w id="4470882">plerasque</w> <w id="4470883">et</w> <w id="4470884">eas</w> <w id="4470885">ipsas</w> <w id="4470886">aliis</w><ref id="n20" target="ref20" />
<w id="4470887">et</w> <w id="4470888">parvarum</w> <w id="4470889">rerum</w> <w id="4470890">causulas</w> <w id="4470891">scripsit</w>, <w id="4470893">videtur</w> <w id="4470894">esse</w> <w id="4470895">ieiunior</w>,
<w id="4470897">cum</w> <w id="4470898">se</w> <w id="4470899">ipse</w><ref id="n21" target="ref21" /> <w id="4470900">consulto</w> <w id="4470901">ad</w> <w id="4470902">minutarum</w> <w id="4470903">causarum</w> <w id="4470904">genera</w>
<w id="4470905">limaverit</w>. <milestone n="4" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4470907">quod</w></reg> <w id="4470908">qui</w> <w id="4470909">ita</w> <w id="4470910">faciet</w>, <hi rend="italics"><w id="4470912">ut</w>, </hi><w id="4470914">si</w><ref id="n22" target="ref22" /> <w id="4470915">cupiat</w> <w id="4470916">uberior</w> <w id="4470917">esse</w>, 
<w id="4470919">non</w> <w id="4470920">possit</w>, <w id="4470922">habeatur</w> <w id="4470923">sane</w> <w id="4470924">orator</w>, <w id="4470926">sed</w> <w id="4470927">de</w> <w id="4470928">minoribus</w>; <w id="4470930">magno</w>
<w id="4470931">autem</w> <w id="4470932">oratori</w> <w id="4470933">etiam</w> <w id="4470934">illo</w> <w id="4470935">modo</w> <w id="4470936">saepe</w> <w id="4470937">dicendum</w> <w id="4470938">est</w> <w id="4470939">in</w> <w id="4470940">tali</w>
<w id="4470941">genere</w> <w id="4470942">causarum</w>. <milestone n="10" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4470944">ita</w></reg> <w id="4470945">fit</w> <w id="4470946">ut</w> <w id="4470947">Demosthenes</w> <w id="4470948">certe</w> <w id="4470949">possit</w> <w id="4470950">sum</w>- 
<w id="4470951">misse</w> <w id="4470952">dicere</w>, <w id="4470954">elate</w> <w id="4470955">Lysias</w> <w id="4470956">fortasse</w> <w id="4470957">non</w> <w id="4470958">possit</w>. <w id="4470960">Sed</w> <w id="4470961">si</w> <w id="4470962">eodem</w>
<w id="4470963">modo</w> <w id="4470964">putant</w> <w id="4470965">exercitu</w> <w id="4470966">in</w> <w id="4470967">foro</w> <w id="4470968">et</w> <w id="4470969">in</w> <w id="4470970">omnibus</w> <w id="4470971">templis</w>, <w id="4470973">quae</w>
<w id="4470974">circum</w> <w id="4470975">forum</w> <w id="4470976">sunt</w>, <w id="4470978">conlocato</w> <w id="4470979">dici</w> <w id="4470980">pro</w> <w id="4470981">Milone</w> <w id="4470982">decuisse</w>, <w id="4470984">ut</w>
<w id="4470985">si</w> <w id="4470986">de</w> <w id="4470987">re</w> <w id="4470988">privata</w> <w id="4470989">ad</w> <w id="4470990">unum</w> <w id="4470991">iudicem</w> <w id="4470992">diceremus</w>, <w id="4470994">vim</w> <w id="4470995">eloquentiae</w>

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<w id="4470996">sua</w> <w id="4470997">facultate</w>, <w id="4470999">non</w> <w id="4471000">rei</w> <w id="4471001">natura</w> <w id="4471002">metiuntur</w>. <milestone n="11" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4471004">qua</w></reg> <w id="4471005">re</w> <w id="4471006">quoniam</w>
<w id="4471007">non</w> <w id="4471008">nullorum</w> <w id="4471009">sermo</w> <w id="4471010">iam</w> <w id="4471011">increbruit</w>, <w id="4471013">partim</w> <w id="4471014">se</w> <w id="4471015">ipsos</w> <w id="4471016">Attice</w>
<w id="4471017">dicere</w>, <w id="4471019">partim</w> <w id="4471020">neminem</w> <w id="4471021">nostrum</w><ref id="n23" target="ref23" /> <w id="4471022">dicere</w>, <w id="4471024">alteros</w> <w id="4471025">neglegamus</w>;
<w id="4471027">satis</w> <w id="4471028">enim</w> <w id="4471029">eis</w> <w id="4471030">res</w> <w id="4471031">ipsa</w> <w id="4471032">respondet</w>, <w id="4471034">cum</w> <w id="4471035">aut</w> <w id="4471036">non</w> <w id="4471037">adhibeantur</w>
<w id="4471038">ad</w> <w id="4471039">causas</w> <w id="4471040">aut</w> <w id="4471041">adhibiti</w> <w id="4471042">derideantur</w>; <w id="4471044">nam</w> <w id="4471045">si</w> <w id="4471046">riderentur</w>, <w id="4471048">esset</w> 
<w id="4471049">id</w> <w id="4471050">ipsum</w> <w id="4471051">Atticorum</w>. <w id="4471053">Sed</w> <w id="4471054">qui</w> <w id="4471055">dici</w> <w id="4471056">a</w> <w id="4471057">nobis</w> <w id="4471058">Attico</w> <w id="4471059">more</w>
<w id="4471060">volunt</w><ref id="n24" target="ref24" />, <w id="4471062">ipsi</w> <w id="4471063">autem</w> <w id="4471064">se</w> <w id="4471065">non</w> <w id="4471066">oratores</w> <w id="4471067">esse</w> <w id="4471068">profitentur</w>, <w id="4471070">si</w> <w id="4471071">teretes</w>
<w id="4471072">auris</w> <w id="4471073">habent</w> <w id="4471074">intellegensque</w> <w id="4471075">iudicium</w>, <w id="4471077">tamquam</w> <w id="4471078">ad</w> <w id="4471079">picturam</w>
<w id="4471080">probandam</w> <w id="4471081">adhibentur</w> <w id="4471082">etiam</w> <w id="4471083">inscii</w> <w id="4471084">faciendi</w> <w id="4471085">cum</w> <w id="4471086">aliqua</w>
<w id="4471087">sollertia</w> <w id="4471088">iudicandi</w>; <milestone n="12" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4471090">sin</w></reg> <w id="4471091">autem</w> <w id="4471092">intellegentiam</w> <w id="4471093">ponunt</w> <w id="4471094">in</w> 
<w id="4471095">audiendi</w> <w id="4471096">fastidio</w> <w id="4471097">neque</w> <w id="4471098">eos</w> <w id="4471099">quicquam</w> <w id="4471100">excelsum</w> <w id="4471101">magnificumque</w> <w id="4471102">delectat</w>, <w id="4471104">dicant</w> <w id="4471105">se</w> <w id="4471106">quiddam</w> <w id="4471107">subtile</w> <w id="4471108">et</w> <w id="4471109">politum</w>
<w id="4471110">velle</w>, <w id="4471112">grande</w> <w id="4471113">ornatumque</w> <w id="4471114">contemnere</w>; <w id="4471116">id</w> <w id="4471117">vero</w> <w id="4471118">desinant</w>
<w id="4471119">dicere</w>, <w id="4471121">qui</w> <w id="4471122">subtiliter</w> <w id="4471123">dicant</w>, <w id="4471125">eos</w> <w id="4471126">solos</w> <w id="4471127">Attice</w> <w id="4471128">dicere</w>, <w id="4471130">id</w> <w id="4471131">est</w><ref id="n25" target="ref25" />
<w id="4471132">quasi</w> <w id="4471133">sicce</w> <w id="4471134">et</w> <w id="4471135">integre</w>. <w id="4471137">Et</w> <w id="4471138">ample</w><ref id="n26" target="ref26" /> <w id="4471139">et</w> <w id="4471140">ornate</w> <w id="4471141">et</w> <w id="4471142">copiose</w> <w id="4471143">cum</w> 
<w id="4471144">eadem</w> <w id="4471145">integritate</w> <w id="4471146">Atticorum</w> <w id="4471147">est</w>. <w id="4471149">Quid</w> ? <w id="4471150">dubium</w> <w id="4471151">est</w> <w id="4471152">utrum</w>
<w id="4471153">orationem</w> <w id="4471154">nostram</w> <w id="4471155">tolerabilem</w> <w id="4471156">tantum</w> <w id="4471157">an</w> <w id="4471158">etiam</w> <w id="4471159">admira</w>-
<w id="4471160">bilem</w> <w id="4471161">esse</w> <w id="4471162">cupiamus</w>? <w id="4471163">Non</w> <w id="4471164">enim</w> <w id="4471165">iam</w> <w id="4471166">quaerimus</w> <w id="4471167">quid</w> <w id="4471168">sit</w>
<w id="4471169">Attice</w>, <w id="4471171">sed</w> <w id="4471172">quid</w> <w id="4471173">sit</w> <w id="4471174">optime</w> <w id="4471175">dicere</w>. <milestone n="13" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4471177">ex</w></reg> <w id="4471178">quo</w> <w id="4471179">intellegitur</w>,
<w id="4471181">quoniam</w> <w id="4471182">Graecorum</w> <w id="4471183">oratorum</w> <w id="4471184">praestantissimi</w> <w id="4471185">sint</w> <w id="4471186">ei</w> <w id="4471187">qui</w> 
<w id="4471188">fuerint</w> <w id="4471189">Athenis</w>, <w id="4471191">eorum</w> <w id="4471192">autem</w> <w id="4471193">princeps</w> <w id="4471194">facile</w> <w id="4471195">Demosthenes</w>,
<w id="4471197">hunc</w> <w id="4471198">si</w> <w id="4471199">qui</w> <w id="4471200">imitetur</w>, <w id="4471202">cum</w> <w id="4471203">et</w> <w id="4471204">Attice</w> <w id="4471205">dicturum</w> <w id="4471206">et</w> <w id="4471207">optime</w>, <w id="4471209">ut</w>,
<w id="4471211">quoniam</w> <w id="4471212">Attici</w> <w id="4471213">nobis</w> <w id="4471214">propositi</w> <w id="4471215">sunt</w> <w id="4471216">ad</w> <w id="4471217">imitandum</w>, <w id="4471219">bene</w>
<w id="4471220">dicere</w> <w id="4471221">id</w> <w id="4471222">sit</w> <w id="4471223">Attice</w> <w id="4471224">dicere</w><ref id="n27" target="ref27" />.</p>
<p><milestone n="5" unit="chapter" /><w id="4471226">Sed</w> <w id="4471227">cum</w> <w id="4471228">in</w> <w id="4471229">eo</w> <w id="4471230">magnus</w> <w id="4471231">error</w> <w id="4471232">esset</w>, <w id="4471234">quale</w> <w id="4471235">esset</w> <w id="4471236">id</w> <w id="4471237">dicendi</w> 
<w id="4471238">genus</w>, <w id="4471240">putavi</w> <w id="4471241">mihi</w> <w id="4471242">suscipiendum</w> <w id="4471243">laborem</w> <w id="4471244">utilem</w> <w id="4471245">studiosis</w>,
<w id="4471247">mihi</w> <w id="4471248">quidem</w> <w id="4471249">ipsi</w> <w id="4471250">non</w> <w id="4471251">necessarium</w>. <milestone n="14" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4471253">converti</w></reg> <w id="4471254">enim</w> <w id="4471255">ex</w>
<w id="4471256">Atticis</w> <w id="4471257">duorum</w> <w id="4471258">eloquentissimorum</w> <w id="4471259">nobilissimas</w> <w id="4471260">orationes</w>
<w id="4471261">inter</w> <w id="4471262">seque</w> <w id="4471263">contrarias</w>, <w id="4471265">Aeschini</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4471266">et</w></hi><ref id="n28" target="ref28" /> <w id="4471267">Demostheni</w>; <w id="4471269">nec</w> <w id="4471270">converti</w> <w id="4471271">ut</w> <w id="4471272">interpres</w>, <w id="4471274">sed</w> <w id="4471275">ut</w> <w id="4471276">orator</w>, <w id="4471278">sententiis</w> <w id="4471279">isdem</w> <w id="4471280">et</w> <w id="4471281">earum</w> 

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<w id="4471282">formis</w> <w id="4471283">tamquam</w><ref id="n29" target="ref29" /> <w id="4471284">figuris</w>, <w id="4471286">verbis</w> <w id="4471287">ad</w> <w id="4471288">nostram</w> <w id="4471289">consuetudinem</w>
<w id="4471290">aptis</w>. <w id="4471292">In</w> <w id="4471293">quibus</w> <w id="4471294">non</w> <w id="4471295">verbum</w> <w id="4471296">pro</w> <w id="4471297">verbo</w> <w id="4471298">necesse</w> <w id="4471299">habui</w>
<w id="4471300">reddere</w>, <w id="4471302">sed</w> <w id="4471303">genus</w> <w id="4471304">omne</w><ref id="n30" target="ref30" /> <w id="4471305">verborum</w> <w id="4471306">vimque</w> <w id="4471307">servavi</w>. <w id="4471309">Non</w>
<w id="4471310">enim</w> <w id="4471311">ea</w> <w id="4471312">me</w> <w id="4471313">adnumerare</w> <w id="4471314">lectori</w> <w id="4471315">putavi</w> <w id="4471316">oportere</w>, <w id="4471318">sed</w> <w id="4471319">tam</w>-
<w id="4471320">quam</w> <w id="4471321">appendere</w>. <milestone n="15" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4471323">hic</w></reg> <w id="4471324">labor</w> <w id="4471325">meus</w> <w id="4471326">hoc</w> <w id="4471327">adsequetur</w><ref id="n31" target="ref31" />, <w id="4471329">ut</w> <w id="4471330">nostri</w> 
<w id="4471331">homines</w> <w id="4471332">quid</w> <w id="4471333">ab</w> <w id="4471334">illis</w> <w id="4471335">exigant</w>, <w id="4471337">qui</w> <w id="4471338">se</w> <w id="4471339">Atticos</w> <w id="4471340">volunt</w>, <w id="4471342">et</w> <w id="4471343">ad</w>
<w id="4471344">quam</w> <w id="4471345">eos</w> <w id="4471346">quasi</w> <w id="4471347">formulam</w> <w id="4471348">dicendi</w> <w id="4471349">revocent</w> <w id="4471350">intellegant</w>.
'<w id="4471352">Sed</w> <w id="4471353">exorietur</w><ref id="n32" target="ref32" /> <w id="4471354">Thucydides</w>; <w id="4471356">eius</w> <w id="4471357">enim</w> <w id="4471358">quidam</w> <w id="4471359">eloquentiam</w>
<w id="4471360">admirantur</w>.<ref id="n33" target="ref33" />' <w id="4471362">Id</w> <w id="4471363">quidem</w> <w id="4471364">recte</w>; <w id="4471366">sed</w> <w id="4471367">nihil</w> <w id="4471368">ad</w> <w id="4471369">eum</w> <w id="4471370">oratorem</w>
<w id="4471371">quem</w> <w id="4471372">quaerimus</w>. <w id="4471374">Aliud</w> <w id="4471375">est</w> <w id="4471376">enim</w> <w id="4471377">explicare</w> <w id="4471378">res</w> <w id="4471379">gestas</w> <w id="4471380">nar</w>-
<w id="4471381">rando</w>, <w id="4471383">aliud</w> <w id="4471384">argumentando</w> <w id="4471385">criminari</w> <w id="4471386">crimenve</w> <w id="4471387">dissolvere</w>;
<w id="4471389">aliud</w> <w id="4471390">narrantem</w> <w id="4471391">tenere</w> <w id="4471392">auditorem</w>, <w id="4471394">aliud</w> <w id="4471395">concitare</w><ref id="n34" target="ref34" />. '<w id="4471397">At</w>
<w id="4471398">loquitur</w> <w id="4471399">pulchre</w>.' <milestone n="16" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4471401">num</w></reg> <w id="4471402">melius</w> <w id="4471403">quam</w> <w id="4471404">Plato</w>? <w id="4471405">Necesse</w> <w id="4471406">est</w> 
<w id="4471407">tamen</w> <w id="4471408">oratori</w> <w id="4471409">quem</w> <w id="4471410">quaerimus</w> <w id="4471411">controversias</w> <w id="4471412">explicare</w><ref id="n35" target="ref35" />
<w id="4471413">forensis</w> <w id="4471414">dicendi</w> <w id="4471415">genere</w> <w id="4471416">apto</w> <w id="4471417">ad</w> <w id="4471418">docendum</w>, <w id="4471420">ad</w> <w id="4471421">delectandum</w>,
<w id="4471423">ad</w> <w id="4471424">permovendum</w>. <milestone n="6" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4471426">qua</w></reg> <w id="4471427">re</w> <w id="4471428">si</w> <w id="4471429">quis</w> <w id="4471430">erit</w> <w id="4471431">qui</w> <w id="4471432">se</w> <w id="4471433">Thucydideo</w> 
<w id="4471434">genere</w> <w id="4471435">causas</w> <w id="4471436">in</w> <w id="4471437">foro</w> <w id="4471438">dicturum</w> <w id="4471439">esse</w> <w id="4471440">profiteatur</w>, <w id="4471442">is</w> <w id="4471443">abhorrebit</w> <w id="4471444">etiam</w> <w id="4471445">a</w> <w id="4471446">suspicione</w> <w id="4471447">eius</w> <w id="4471448">quod</w><ref id="n36" target="ref36" /> <w id="4471449">versatur</w> <w id="4471450">in</w> <w id="4471451">re</w> <w id="4471452">civili</w> <w id="4471453">et</w>
<w id="4471454">forensi</w>; <w id="4471456">sin</w><ref id="n37" target="ref37" /> <w id="4471457">Thucydidem</w> <w id="4471458">laudabit</w>, <w id="4471460">ascribat</w> <w id="4471461">suae</w> <w id="4471462">nostram</w>
<w id="4471463">sententiam</w>. <milestone n="17" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4471465">quin</w></reg> <w id="4471466">ipsum</w> <w id="4471467">Isocratem</w>, <w id="4471469">quem</w> <w id="4471470">divinus</w> <w id="4471471">auctor</w> 
<w id="4471472">Plato</w> <w id="4471473">suum</w> <w id="4471474">fere</w> <w id="4471475">aequalem</w> <w id="4471476">admirabiliter</w> <w id="4471477">in</w> <w id="4471478">Phaedro</w> <w id="4471479">laudari</w>
<w id="4471480">fecit</w> <w id="4471481">ab</w> <w id="4471482">Socrate</w> <w id="4471483">quemque</w> <w id="4471484">omnes</w> <w id="4471485">docti</w> <w id="4471486">summum</w><ref id="n38" target="ref38" /> <w id="4471487">oratorem</w>
<w id="4471488">esse</w> <w id="4471489">dixerunt</w>, <w id="4471491">tamen</w> <w id="4471492">hunc</w> <w id="4471493">in</w> <w id="4471494">numerum</w> <w id="4471495">non</w> <w id="4471496">repono</w>. <w id="4471498">Non</w>
<w id="4471499">enim</w> <w id="4471500">in</w> <w id="4471501">acie</w> <w id="4471502">versatur</w> <w id="4471503">nec</w> <w id="4471504">ferro</w><ref id="n39" target="ref39" />, <w id="4471506">sed</w> <w id="4471507">quasi</w> <w id="4471508">rudibus</w> <w id="4471509">eius</w>
<w id="4471510">eludit</w> <w id="4471511">oratio</w>. <w id="4471513">A</w> <w id="4471514">me</w> <w id="4471515">autem</w>, <w id="4471517">ut</w> <w id="4471518">cum</w> <w id="4471519">maximis</w> <w id="4471520">minima</w> <w id="4471521">con</w>-
<w id="4471522">feram</w>, <w id="4471524">gladiatorum</w> <w id="4471525">par</w> <w id="4471526">nobilissimum</w> <w id="4471527">inducitur</w>, <w id="4471529">Aeschines</w><ref id="n40" target="ref40" />,
<w id="4471531">tamquam</w> <w id="4471532">Aeserninus</w>, <w id="4471534">ut</w> <w id="4471535">ait</w> <w id="4471536">Lucilius</w><ref id="n41" target="ref41" />, <w id="4471538">non</w> <w id="4471539">spurcus</w> <w id="4471540">homo</w>,

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<w id="4471542">sed</w> <w id="4471543">acer</w> <w id="4471544">et</w> <w id="4471545">doctus</w>
<quote rend="blockquote"><l><w id="4471546">cum</w> <w id="4471547">Pacideiano</w><ref id="n42" target="ref42" /> <w id="4471548">hic</w> <w id="4471549">componitur</w>,—<w id="4471551">optimus</w> <w id="4471552">longe</w></l>
<l part="I"><w id="4471553">post</w> <w id="4471554">homines</w> <w id="4471555">natos</w>—.</l></quote></p>
<p><w id="4471557">Nihil</w> <w id="4471558">enim</w> <w id="4471559">illo</w> <w id="4471560">oratore</w> <w id="4471561">arbitror</w> <w id="4471562">cogitari</w> <w id="4471563">posse</w> <w id="4471564">divinius</w>.
<milestone n="18" unit="section" /><w id="4471566">Huic</w> <w id="4471567">labori</w> <w id="4471568">nostro</w> <w id="4471569">duo</w> <w id="4471570">genera</w> <w id="4471571">reprehensionum</w><ref id="n43" target="ref43" /> <w id="4471572">oppo</w>-
<w id="4471573">nuntur</w>. <w id="4471575">Vnum</w> <w id="4471576">hoc</w>: '<w id="4471577">Verum</w><ref id="n44" target="ref44" /> <w id="4471578">melius</w> <w id="4471579">Graeci</w>.' <w id="4471581">A</w> <w id="4471582">quo</w>
<w id="4471583">quaeratur</w> <w id="4471584">ecquid</w><ref id="n45" target="ref45" /> <w id="4471585">possint</w> <w id="4471586">ipsi</w><ref id="n46" target="ref46" /> <w id="4471587">melius</w> <w id="4471588">Latine</w>? <w id="4471589">Alterum</w>:
'<w id="4471590">Quid</w> <w id="4471591">istas</w> <w id="4471592">potius</w> <w id="4471593">legam</w> <w id="4471594">quam</w> <w id="4471595">Graecas</w> ?' <w id="4471596">Idem</w>
<w id="4471597">Andriam</w> <w id="4471598">et</w> <w id="4471599">Synephebos</w> <w id="4471600">nec</w> <w id="4471601">minus</w> <del><w id="4471602">Terentium</w> <w id="4471603">et</w> <w id="4471604">Caecilium</w> <w id="4471605">quam</w> <w id="4471606">Menandrum</w> <w id="4471607">legunt</w>, <w id="4471609">nec</w><ref id="n47" target="ref47" /></del> <w id="4471610">Andromacham</w> <w id="4471611">aut</w> 
<w id="4471612">Antiopam</w> <w id="4471613">aut</w> <w id="4471614">Epigonos</w> <w id="4471615">Latinos</w> <w id="4471616">recipiunt</w><del>; <w id="4471618">sed</w> <w id="4471619">tamen</w>
<w id="4471620">Ennium</w> <w id="4471621">et</w> <w id="4471622">Pacuvium</w> <w id="4471623">et</w> <w id="4471624">Accium</w> <w id="4471625">potius</w> <w id="4471626">quam</w> <w id="4471627">Euripidem</w> <w id="4471628">et</w>
<w id="4471629">Sophoclem</w> <w id="4471630">legunt</w><ref id="n48" target="ref48" /></del>. <w id="4471632">Quod</w> <w id="4471633">igitur</w> <w id="4471634">est</w> <w id="4471635">eorum</w> <w id="4471636">in</w> <w id="4471637">orationibus</w>
<w id="4471638">e</w> <w id="4471639">Graeco</w><ref id="n49" target="ref49" /> <w id="4471640">conversis</w> <w id="4471641">fastidium</w>, <w id="4471643">nullum</w> <w id="4471644">cum</w> <w id="4471645">sit</w> <w id="4471646">in</w> <w id="4471647">versibus</w> ?</p>
<p><milestone n="7" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="19" unit="section" /><w id="4471648">Sed</w> <w id="4471649">adgrediamur</w> <w id="4471650">iam</w> <w id="4471651">quod</w> <w id="4471652">suscepimus</w>, <w id="4471654">si</w> <w id="4471655">prius</w> <w id="4471656">exposue</w>- 
<w id="4471657">rimus</w> <w id="4471658">quae</w> <w id="4471659">causa</w> <w id="4471660">in</w> <w id="4471661">iudicium</w> <w id="4471662">deducta</w> <w id="4471663">sit</w>. <w id="4471665">Cum</w> <w id="4471666">esset</w> <w id="4471667">lex</w>
<w id="4471668">Athenis</w>, <w id="4471670">NE</w> .<w id="4471672">QVIS</w> <w id="4471673">POPVLI</w> <w id="4471674">SCITVM</w> <w id="4471675">FACERET</w>, <w id="4471677">VT</w> <w id="4471678">QVISQVAM</w>
<w id="4471679">CORONA</w> <w id="4471680">DONARETVR</w> <w id="4471681">IN</w> <w id="4471682">MAGISTRATV</w> <w id="4471683">PRIVS</w> <w id="4471684">QVAM</w> <w id="4471685">RATIONES</w>
<w id="4471686">RETTVLISSET</w>; <w id="4471688">et</w> <w id="4471689">altera</w> <w id="4471690">lex</w>, <w id="4471692">EOS</w>, <w id="4471694">QVI</w> <w id="4471695">A</w><ref id="n50" target="ref50" /> <w id="4471696">POPVLO</w> <w id="4471697">DONARENTVR</w>,
<w id="4471699">IN</w> <w id="4471700">CONTIONE</w> <w id="4471701">DONARI</w> <w id="4471702">DEBERE</w>; <w id="4471704">QVI</w> <w id="4471705">A</w> <w id="4471706">SENATV</w><ref id="n51" target="ref51" />, <w id="4471708">IN</w> <w id="4471709">SENATV</w>, 
<w id="4471711">Demosthenes</w> <w id="4471712">curator</w> <w id="4471713">muris</w> <w id="4471714">reficiendis</w> <w id="4471715">fuit</w> <w id="4471716">eosque</w><ref id="n52" target="ref52" /> <w id="4471717">refecit</w>
<w id="4471718">pecunia</w> <w id="4471719">sua</w>; <w id="4471721">de</w> <w id="4471722">hoc</w> <w id="4471723">igitur</w> <w id="4471724">Ctesiphon</w> <w id="4471725">scitum</w> <w id="4471726">fecit</w> <w id="4471727">nullis</w> <w id="4471728">ab</w>
<w id="4471729">illo</w> <w id="4471730">rationibus</w> <w id="4471731">relatis</w>, <w id="4471733">ut</w> <w id="4471734">corona</w> <w id="4471735">aurea</w> <w id="4471736">donaretur</w> <w id="4471737">eaque</w>
<w id="4471738">donatio</w> <w id="4471739">fieret</w><ref id="n53" target="ref53" /> <w id="4471740">in</w> <w id="4471741">theatro</w> <w id="4471742">populo</w> <w id="4471743">convocato</w>, <w id="4471745">qui</w> <w id="4471746">locus</w> <w id="4471747">non</w>
<w id="4471748">est</w> <w id="4471749">contionis</w> <w id="4471750">legitimae</w>, <w id="4471752">atque</w> <w id="4471753">ita</w> <w id="4471754">praedicaretur</w>, <w id="4471756">EVM</w> <w id="4471757">DONARI</w> 
<w id="4471758">VIRTVTIS</w> <w id="4471759">ERGO</w> <w id="4471760">BENEVOLENTIAEQVE</w> <w id="4471761">QVAM</w> <w id="4471762">IS</w> <w id="4471763">ERGA</w> <w id="4471764">POPVLVM</w>
<w id="4471765">ATHENIENSEM</w> <w id="4471766">HABERET</w>. <milestone n="20" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4471768">hunc</w></reg> <w id="4471769">igitur</w> <w id="4471770">Ctesiphontem</w> <w id="4471771">in</w>
<w id="4471772">iudicium</w> <w id="4471773">adduxit</w> <w id="4471774">Aeschines</w>, <w id="4471776">quod</w> <w id="4471777">contra</w> <w id="4471778">leges</w> <w id="4471779">scripsisset</w>,

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<w id="4471781">ut</w> <w id="4471782">et</w> <w id="4471783">rationibus</w> <w id="4471784">non</w> <w id="4471785">relatis</w> <w id="4471786">corona</w> <w id="4471787">donaretur</w> <w id="4471788">et</w> <w id="4471789">ut</w> <w id="4471790">in</w>
<w id="4471791">theatro</w>, <w id="4471793">et</w> <w id="4471794">quod</w> <w id="4471795">de</w> <w id="4471796">virtute</w> <w id="4471797">eius</w> <w id="4471798">et</w> <w id="4471799">benevolentia</w> <w id="4471800">falsa</w> <w id="4471801">scripsisset</w>, <w id="4471803">cum</w> <w id="4471804">Demosthenes</w> <w id="4471805">nec</w> <w id="4471806">vir</w> <w id="4471807">bonus</w> <w id="4471808">esset</w> <w id="4471809">nec</w> <w id="4471810">bene</w>
<w id="4471811">meritus</w> <w id="4471812">de</w> <w id="4471813">civitate</w>. <w id="4471815">Causa</w> <w id="4471816">ipsa</w> <w id="4471817">abhorret</w> <w id="4471818">illa</w> <w id="4471819">quidem</w> <w id="4471820">a</w>
<w id="4471821">formula</w> <w id="4471822">consuetudinis</w> <w id="4471823">nostrae</w>, <w id="4471825">sed</w> <w id="4471826">est</w> <w id="4471827">magna</w>. <w id="4471829">Habet</w>
<w id="4471830">enim</w> <w id="4471831">et</w> <w id="4471832">legum</w> <w id="4471833">interpretationem</w> <w id="4471834">satis</w> <w id="4471835">acutam</w> <w id="4471836">in</w> <w id="4471837">utramque</w>
<w id="4471838">partem</w> <w id="4471839">et</w> <w id="4471840">meritorum</w> <w id="4471841">in</w> <w id="4471842">rem</w> <w id="4471843">publicam</w> <w id="4471844">contentionem</w> <w id="4471845">sane</w>
<w id="4471846">gravem</w>. <milestone n="21" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4471848">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4471849">causa</w> <w id="4471850">fuit</w> <w id="4471851">Aeschini</w>, <w id="4471853">cum</w> <w id="4471854">ipse</w> <w id="4471855">a</w> <w id="4471856">Demo</w>- 
<w id="4471857">sthene</w> <w id="4471858">esset</w> <w id="4471859">capitis</w> <w id="4471860">accusatus</w>, <w id="4471862">quod</w> <w id="4471863">legationem</w> <w id="4471864">ementitus</w>
<w id="4471865">esset</w>, <w id="4471867">ut</w> <w id="4471868">ulciscendi</w> <w id="4471869">inimici</w> <w id="4471870">causa</w> <w id="4471871">nomine</w> <w id="4471872">Ctesiphontis</w>
<w id="4471873">iudicium</w> <w id="4471874">fieret</w> <w id="4471875">de</w> <w id="4471876">factis</w> <w id="4471877">famaque</w> <w id="4471878">Demosthenis</w>. <w id="4471880">Non</w> <w id="4471881">enim</w>
<w id="4471882">tam</w> <w id="4471883">multa</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4471884">dixit</w></hi><ref id="n54" target="ref54" /> <w id="4471885">de</w> <w id="4471886">rationibus</w> <w id="4471887">non</w> <w id="4471888">relatis</w>, <w id="4471890">quam</w> <w id="4471891">de</w> <w id="4471892">eo</w> <w id="4471893">quod</w>
<w id="4471894">civis</w> <w id="4471895">improbus</w> <w id="4471896">ut</w> <w id="4471897">optimus</w> <w id="4471898">laudatus</w> <w id="4471899">esset</w>. <milestone n="22" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4471901">hanc</w></reg> <w id="4471902">multam</w> 
<w id="4471903">Aeschines</w> <w id="4471904">a</w> <w id="4471905">Ctesiphonte</w> <w id="4471906">petivit</w> <w id="4471907">quadriennio</w> <w id="4471908">ante</w> <w id="4471909">Philippi</w>
<w id="4471910">Macedonis</w> <w id="4471911">mortem</w>; <w id="4471913">sed</w> <w id="4471914">iudicium</w> <w id="4471915">factum</w> <w id="4471916">est</w> <w id="4471917">aliquot</w> <w id="4471918">annis</w>
<w id="4471919">post</w> <w id="4471920">Alexandro</w> <w id="4471921">iam</w> <w id="4471922">Asiam</w> <w id="4471923">tenente</w>; <w id="4471925">ad</w> <w id="4471926">quod</w> <w id="4471927">iudicium</w>
<w id="4471928">concursus</w> <w id="4471929">dicitur</w> <w id="4471930">e</w> <w id="4471931">tota</w> <w id="4471932">Graecia</w> <w id="4471933">factus</w> <w id="4471934">esse</w>. <w id="4471936">Quid</w> <w id="4471937">enim</w>
<w id="4471938">tam</w> <w id="4471939">aut</w> <w id="4471940">visendum</w> <w id="4471941">aut</w> <w id="4471942">audiendum</w> <w id="4471943">fuit</w> <w id="4471944">quam</w> <w id="4471945">summorum</w>
<w id="4471946">oratorum</w> <w id="4471947">in</w> <w id="4471948">gravissima</w> <w id="4471949">causa</w> <w id="4471950">accurata</w> <w id="4471951">et</w> <w id="4471952">inimicitiis</w> <w id="4471953">incensa</w>
<w id="4471954">contentio</w>? <milestone n="23" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4471955">quorum</w></reg> <w id="4471956">ego</w><ref id="n55" target="ref55" /> <w id="4471957">orationes</w> <w id="4471958">si</w>, <w id="4471960">ut</w><ref id="n56" target="ref56" /> <w id="4471961">spero</w>, <w id="4471963">ita</w> <w id="4471964">expres</w>- 
<w id="4471965">sero</w> <w id="4471966">virtutibus</w> <w id="4471967">utens</w> <w id="4471968">illorum</w> <w id="4471969">omnibus</w>, <w id="4471971">id</w> <w id="4471972">est</w> <w id="4471973">sententiis</w> <w id="4471974">et</w>
<w id="4471975">earum</w> <w id="4471976">figuris</w> <w id="4471977">et</w> <w id="4471978">rerum</w> <w id="4471979">ordine</w>, <w id="4471981">verba</w> <w id="4471982">persequens</w> <w id="4471983">eatenus</w>, <w id="4471985">ut</w>
<w id="4471986">ea</w> <w id="4471987">non</w> <w id="4471988">abhorreant</w> <w id="4471989">a</w> <w id="4471990">more</w> <w id="4471991">nostro</w>—<w id="4471992">quae</w> <w id="4471993">si</w> <w id="4471994">e</w><ref id="n57" target="ref57" /> <w id="4471995">Graecis</w> <w id="4471996">omnia</w>
<w id="4471997">conversa</w> <w id="4471998">non</w> <w id="4471999">erunt</w>, <w id="4472001">tamen</w> <w id="4472002">ut</w> <w id="4472003">generis</w> <w id="4472004">eiusdem</w> <w id="4472005">sint</w>, <w id="4472007">elabora</w>-
<w id="4472008">vimus</w><ref id="n58" target="ref58" />—, <w id="4472010">erit</w> <w id="4472011">regula</w>, <w id="4472013">ad</w> <w id="4472014">quam</w> <w id="4472015">eorum</w> <w id="4472016">dirigantur</w> <w id="4472017">orationes</w>
<w id="4472018">qui</w> <w id="4472019">Attice</w> <w id="4472020">volent</w> <w id="4472021">dicere</w>. <w id="4472023">Sed</w> <w id="4472024">de</w> <w id="4472025">nobis</w> <w id="4472026">satis</w>. <w id="4472028">Aliquando</w>
<w id="4472029">enim</w> <w id="4472030">Aeschinem</w> <w id="4472031">ipsum</w> <w id="4472032">Latine</w> <w id="4472033">dicentem</w> <w id="4472034">audiamus</w>.</p></body>

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