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<author n="Cic.">M. Tullius Cicero</author>
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<pubplace>Oxonii</pubplace>
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<body><head><w id="4472036">M</w>. <w id="4472038">TVLLI</w> <w id="4472039">CICERONIS</w> <w id="4472040">ORATOR</w> <w id="4472041">AD</w> <w id="4472042">M</w>. <w id="4472044">BRVTVM</w></head>
<p><milestone n="1" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="1" unit="section" /><w id="4472045">VTRVM</w> <w id="4472046">difficilius</w> <w id="4472047">aut</w> <w id="4472048">maius</w> <w id="4472049">esset</w> <w id="4472050">negare</w> <w id="4472051">tibi</w> <w id="4472052">saepius</w>
<w id="4472053">idem</w> <w id="4472054">roganti</w> <w id="4472055">an</w> <w id="4472056">efficere</w> <w id="4472057">id</w> <w id="4472058">quod</w> <w id="4472059">rogares</w> <w id="4472060">diu</w> <w id="4472061">multumque</w>,
<name><w id="4472063">Brute</w></name>, <w id="4472065">dubitavi</w>. <w id="4472067">Nam</w> <w id="4472068">et</w> <w id="4472069">negare</w> <w id="4472070">ei</w> <w id="4472071">quem</w> <w id="4472072">unice</w> <w id="4472073">diligerem</w>
<w id="4472074">cuique</w> <w id="4472075">me</w> <w id="4472076">carissimum</w> <w id="4472077">esse</w> <w id="4472078">sentirem</w>, <w id="4472080">praesertim</w> <w id="4472081">et</w> <w id="4472082">iusta</w>
<w id="4472083">petenti</w> <w id="4472084">et</w> <w id="4472085">praeclara</w> <w id="4472086">cupienti</w>, <w id="4472088">durum</w> <w id="4472089">admodum</w> <w id="4472090">mihi</w> <w id="4472091">videbatur</w>,
<w id="4472093">et</w> <w id="4472094">suscipere</w> <w id="4472095">tantam</w> <w id="4472096">rem</w>, <w id="4472098">quantam</w> <w id="4472099">non</w> <w id="4472100">modo</w> <w id="4472101">facultate</w>
<w id="4472102">consequi</w> <w id="4472103">difficile</w> <w id="4472104">esset</w> <w id="4472105">sed</w> <w id="4472106">etiam</w> <w id="4472107">cogitatione</w> <w id="4472108">complecti</w>,
<w id="4472110">vix</w> <w id="4472111">arbitrabar</w> <w id="4472112">esse</w> <w id="4472113">eius</w> <w id="4472114">qui</w> <w id="4472115">vereretur</w> <w id="4472116">reprehensionem</w> <w id="4472117">doctorum</w>
<w id="4472118">atque</w> <w id="4472119">prudentium</w>.
<milestone n="2" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4472121">quid</w></reg> <w id="4472122">enim</w> <w id="4472123">est</w> <w id="4472124">maius</w> <w id="4472125">quam</w>, <w id="4472127">cum</w>
<w id="4472128">tanta</w> <w id="4472129">sit</w> <w id="4472130">inter</w> <w id="4472131">oratores</w> <w id="4472132">bonos</w> <w id="4472133">dissimilitudo</w>, <w id="4472135">iudicare</w> <w id="4472136">quae</w>
<w id="4472137">sit</w> <w id="4472138">optima</w> <w id="4472139">species</w> <w id="4472140">et</w> <w id="4472141">quasi</w> <w id="4472142">figura</w> <w id="4472143">dicendi</w>? <reg><w id="4472144">quod</w></reg> <w id="4472145">quoniam</w>
<w id="4472146">me</w> <w id="4472147">saepius</w> <w id="4472148">rogas</w>, <w id="4472150">aggrediar</w> <w id="4472151">non</w> <w id="4472152">tam</w> <w id="4472153">perficiendi</w> <w id="4472154">spe</w> <w id="4472155">quam</w>
<w id="4472156">experiendi</w> <w id="4472157">voluntate</w>; <w id="4472159">malo</w> <w id="4472160">enim</w>, <w id="4472162">cum</w> <w id="4472163">studio</w> <w id="4472164">tuo</w> <w id="4472165">sim</w>
<w id="4472166">obsecutus</w>, <w id="4472168">desiderari</w> <w id="4472169">a</w> <w id="4472170">te</w> <w id="4472171">prudentiam</w> <w id="4472172">meam</w> <w id="4472173">quam</w>, <w id="4472175">si</w> <w id="4472176">id</w>
<w id="4472177">non</w> <w id="4472178">fecerim</w>, <w id="4472180">benevolentiam</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="3" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4472182">quaeris</w></reg> <w id="4472183">igitur</w> <w id="4472184">idque</w> <w id="4472185">iam</w> <w id="4472186">saepius</w> <w id="4472187">quod</w> <w id="4472188">eloquentiae</w>
<w id="4472189">genus</w> <w id="4472190">probem</w> <w id="4472191">maxime</w> <w id="4472192">et</w> <w id="4472193">quale</w> <w id="4472194">mihi</w> <w id="4472195">videatur</w> <w id="4472196">illud</w>, <w id="4472198">quo</w><ref id="n0" target="ref0" />
<w id="4472199">nihil</w> <w id="4472200">addi</w> <w id="4472201">possit</w>, <w id="4472203">quod</w> <w id="4472204">ego</w> <w id="4472205">summum</w> <w id="4472206">et</w> <w id="4472207">perfectissimum</w>
<w id="4472208">iudicem</w>. <w id="4472210">In</w> <w id="4472211">quo</w> <w id="4472212">vereor</w> <w id="4472213">ne</w>, <w id="4472215">si</w> <w id="4472216">id</w> <w id="4472217">quod</w> <w id="4472218">vis</w> <w id="4472219">effecero</w> <w id="4472220">eumque</w>
<w id="4472221">oratorem</w> <w id="4472222">quem</w> <w id="4472223">quaeris</w> <w id="4472224">expressero</w>, <w id="4472226">tardem</w> <w id="4472227">studia</w> <w id="4472228">multorum</w>,
<w id="4472230">qui</w> <w id="4472231">desperatione</w> <w id="4472232">debilitati</w> <w id="4472233">experiri</w> <w id="4472234">id</w> <w id="4472235">nolent</w><ref id="n1" target="ref1" /> <w id="4472236">quod</w> <w id="4472237">se</w>
<w id="4472238">assequi</w> <w id="4472239">posse</w> <w id="4472240">diffidant</w><ref id="n2" target="ref2" />.
<milestone n="4" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4472242">sed</w></reg> <w id="4472243">par</w> <w id="4472244">est</w> <w id="4472245">omnis</w> <w id="4472246">omnia</w> <w id="4472247">experiri</w>,
<w id="4472249">qui</w> <w id="4472250">res</w> <w id="4472251">magnas</w> <w id="4472252">et</w> <w id="4472253">magno</w> <w id="4472254">opere</w> <w id="4472255">expetendas</w> <w id="4472256">concupiverunt</w>.

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<reg><w id="4472258">quod</w></reg> <w id="4472259">si</w> <w id="4472260">quem</w> <w id="4472261">aut</w> <w id="4472262">natura</w> <w id="4472263">sua</w> <del><w id="4472264">aut</w><ref id="n3" target="ref3" /></del> <w id="4472265">illa</w> <w id="4472266">praestantis</w> <w id="4472267">ingeni</w> <w id="4472268">vis</w>
<w id="4472269">forte</w> <w id="4472270">deficiet</w> <w id="4472271">aut</w> <w id="4472272">minus</w> <w id="4472273">instructus</w> <w id="4472274">erit</w> <w id="4472275">magnarum</w> <w id="4472276">artium</w>
<w id="4472277">disciplinis</w>, <w id="4472279">teneat</w> <w id="4472280">tamen</w> <w id="4472281">eum</w> <w id="4472282">cursum</w> <w id="4472283">quem</w> <w id="4472284">poterit</w>; <w id="4472286">prima</w>
<w id="4472287">enim</w> <w id="4472288">sequentem</w> <w id="4472289">honestum</w> <w id="4472290">est</w> <w id="4472291">in</w> <w id="4472292">secundis</w> <w id="4472293">tertiisque</w> <w id="4472294">consistere</w>. <w id="4472296">Nam</w><ref id="n4" target="ref4" /> <w id="4472297">in</w> <w id="4472298">poetis</w>
<w id="4472299">non</w> <name><w id="4472300">Homero</w></name> <w id="4472301">soli</w> <w id="4472302">locus</w> <w id="4472303">est</w>, <w id="4472305">ut</w> <w id="4472306">de</w>
<name><w id="4472307">Graecis</w></name> <w id="4472308">loquar</w>, <w id="4472310">aut</w> <name><w id="4472311">Archilocho</w></name> <w id="4472312">aut</w> <name><w id="4472313">Sophocli</w></name> <w id="4472314">aut</w> <name><w id="4472315">Pindaro</w></name>,
<w id="4472317">sed</w> <w id="4472318">horum</w> <w id="4472319">vel</w> <w id="4472320">secundis</w> <w id="4472321">vel</w> <w id="4472322">etiam</w> <w id="4472323">infra</w> <w id="4472324">secundos</w>;
<milestone n="5" unit="section" /><w id="4472326">nec</w> <w id="4472327">vero</w>
<name><w id="4472328">Aristotelem</w></name> <w id="4472329">in</w> <w id="4472330">philosophia</w> <w id="4472331">deterruit</w> <w id="4472332">a</w> <w id="4472333">scribendo</w> <w id="4472334">amplitudo</w>
<name><w id="4472335">Platonis</w></name>, <w id="4472337">nec</w> <w id="4472338">ipse</w> <name><w id="4472339">Aristoteles</w></name> <w id="4472340">admirabili</w> <w id="4472341">quadam</w> <w id="4472342">scientia</w> <w id="4472343">et</w>
<w id="4472344">copia</w> <w id="4472345">ceterorum</w> <w id="4472346">studia</w> <w id="4472347">restinxit</w>.
<milestone n="2" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4472349">nec</w></reg> <w id="4472350">solum</w> <w id="4472351">ab</w> <w id="4472352">optimis</w>
<w id="4472353">studiis</w> <w id="4472354">excellentes</w> <w id="4472355">viri</w> <w id="4472356">deterriti</w> <w id="4472357">non</w> <w id="4472358">sunt</w>, <w id="4472360">sed</w> <w id="4472361">ne</w> <w id="4472362">opifices</w>
<w id="4472363">quidem</w> <w id="4472364">se</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4472365">ab</w></hi><ref id="n5" target="ref5" /> <w id="4472366">artibus</w> <w id="4472367">suis</w> <w id="4472368">removerunt</w>, <w id="4472370">qui</w> <w id="4472371">aut</w> <name><w id="4472372">Ialysi</w></name>, <w id="4472374">quem</w>
<name><w id="4472375">Rhodi</w></name> <w id="4472376">vidimus</w>, <w id="4472378">non</w> <w id="4472379">potuerunt</w> <w id="4472380">aut</w> <name><w id="4472381">Coae</w></name> <name><w id="4472382">Veneris</w></name> <w id="4472383">pulchritudinem</w>
<w id="4472384">imitari</w>, <w id="4472386">nec</w> <w id="4472387">simulacro</w> <name><w id="4472388">Iovis</w></name> <name><w id="4472389">Olympii</w></name> <w id="4472390">aut</w> <w id="4472391">doryphori</w>
<w id="4472392">statua</w><ref id="n6" target="ref6" /> <w id="4472393">deterriti</w> <w id="4472394">reliqui</w> <w id="4472395">minus</w> <w id="4472396">experti</w> <w id="4472397">sunt</w> <w id="4472398">quid</w> <w id="4472399">efficere</w> <w id="4472400">aut</w>
<w id="4472401">quo</w> <w id="4472402">progredi</w> <w id="4472403">possent</w>; <w id="4472405">quorum</w> <w id="4472406">tanta</w> <w id="4472407">multitudo</w> <w id="4472408">fuit</w>, <w id="4472410">tanta</w>
<w id="4472411">in</w> <w id="4472412">suo</w> <w id="4472413">cuiusque</w> <w id="4472414">genere</w> <w id="4472415">laus</w>, <w id="4472417">ut</w>, <w id="4472419">cum</w> <w id="4472420">summa</w> <w id="4472421">miraremur</w>,
<w id="4472423">inferiora</w> <w id="4472424">tamen</w> <w id="4472425">probaremus</w><ref id="n7" target="ref7" />.
<milestone n="6" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4472427">in</w></reg> <w id="4472428">oratoribus</w> <w id="4472429">vero</w>, <name><w id="4472431">Graecis</w></name>
<w id="4472432">quidem</w>, <w id="4472434">admirabile</w> <w id="4472435">est</w> <w id="4472436">quantum</w> <w id="4472437">inter</w> <w id="4472438">omnis</w> <w id="4472439">unus</w> <w id="4472440">excellat</w>;
<w id="4472442">ac</w> <w id="4472443">tamen</w>, <w id="4472445">cum</w> <w id="4472446">esset</w> <name><w id="4472447">Demosthenes</w></name>, <w id="4472449">multi</w> <w id="4472450">oratores</w> <w id="4472451">magni</w> <w id="4472452">et</w>
<w id="4472453">clari</w> <w id="4472454">fuerunt</w> <w id="4472455">et</w> <w id="4472456">antea</w> <w id="4472457">fuerant</w> <w id="4472458">nec</w> <w id="4472459">postea</w> <w id="4472460">defecerunt</w>. <w id="4472462">Qua</w> <w id="4472463">re</w>
<w id="4472464">non</w> <w id="4472465">est</w> <w id="4472466">cur</w> <w id="4472467">eorum</w> <w id="4472468">qui</w> <w id="4472469">se</w> <w id="4472470">studio</w> <w id="4472471">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4472472">dediderunt</w>
<w id="4472473">spes</w> <w id="4472474">infringatur</w> <w id="4472475">aut</w><ref id="n8" target="ref8" /> <w id="4472476">languescat</w> <w id="4472477">industria</w>; <w id="4472479">nam</w> <w id="4472480">neque</w> <w id="4472481">illud</w>
<w id="4472482">ipsum</w> <w id="4472483">quod</w> <w id="4472484">est</w> <w id="4472485">optimum</w> <w id="4472486">desperandum</w> <w id="4472487">est</w> <w id="4472488">et</w> <w id="4472489">in</w> <w id="4472490">praestantibus</w>
<w id="4472491">rebus</w> <w id="4472492">magna</w> <w id="4472493">sunt</w> <w id="4472494">ea</w> <w id="4472495">quae</w> <w id="4472496">sunt</w> <w id="4472497">optimis</w> <w id="4472498">proxima</w>.
<milestone n="7" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4472500">atque</w></reg> <w id="4472501">ego</w> <w id="4472502">in</w> <w id="4472503">summo</w> <w id="4472504">oratore</w> <w id="4472505">fingendo</w> <w id="4472506">talem</w> <w id="4472507">informabo</w>
<w id="4472508">qualis</w> <w id="4472509">fortasse</w> <w id="4472510">nemo</w> <w id="4472511">fuit</w>. <w id="4472513">Non</w> <w id="4472514">enim</w> <w id="4472515">quaero</w> <w id="4472516">quis</w> <w id="4472517">fuerit</w>,
<w id="4472519">sed</w> <w id="4472520">quid</w> <w id="4472521">sit</w> <w id="4472522">illud</w>, <w id="4472524">quo</w> <w id="4472525">nihil</w> <w id="4472526">esse</w> <w id="4472527">possit</w> <w id="4472528">praestantius</w>, <w id="4472530">quod</w> <w id="4472531">in</w>
<w id="4472532">perpetuitate</w> <w id="4472533">dicendi</w> <w id="4472534">non</w> <w id="4472535">saepe</w> <w id="4472536">atque</w> <w id="4472537">haud</w> <w id="4472538">scio</w> <w id="4472539">an</w> <w id="4472540">numquam</w><ref id="n9" target="ref9" />,
<w id="4472542">in</w> <w id="4472543">aliqua</w> <w id="4472544">autem</w> <w id="4472545">parte</w> <w id="4472546">eluceat</w> <w id="4472547">aliquando</w>, <w id="4472549">idem</w> <w id="4472550">apud</w>

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<w id="4472551">alios</w> <w id="4472552">densius</w>, <w id="4472554">apud</w> <w id="4472555">alios</w> <w id="4472556">fortasse</w> <w id="4472557">rarius</w>.
<milestone n="8" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4472559">sed</w></reg> <w id="4472560">ego</w> <w id="4472561">sic</w> <w id="4472562">statuo</w>,
<w id="4472564">nihil</w> <w id="4472565">esse</w> <w id="4472566">in</w> <w id="4472567">ullo</w> <w id="4472568">genere</w> <w id="4472569">tam</w> <w id="4472570">pulchrum</w>, <w id="4472572">quo</w> <w id="4472573">non</w> <w id="4472574">pulchrius</w> <w id="4472575">id</w>
<w id="4472576">sit</w> <w id="4472577">unde</w> <w id="4472578">illud</w> <w id="4472579">ut</w> <w id="4472580">ex</w> <w id="4472581">ore</w> <w id="4472582">aliquo</w> <w id="4472583">quasi</w> <w id="4472584">imago</w> <w id="4472585">exprimatur</w>; <w id="4472587">quod</w>
<w id="4472588">neque</w><ref id="n10" target="ref10" /> <w id="4472589">oculis</w> <w id="4472590">neque</w> <w id="4472591">auribus</w> <w id="4472592">neque</w> <w id="4472593">ullo</w> <w id="4472594">sensu</w> <w id="4472595">percipi</w> <w id="4472596">potest</w>,
<w id="4472598">cogitatione</w> <w id="4472599">tantum</w> <w id="4472600">et</w> <w id="4472601">mente</w> <w id="4472602">complectimur</w>. <w id="4472604">Itaque</w> <w id="4472605">et</w> <name><w id="4472606">Phidiae</w></name>
<w id="4472607">simulacris</w>, <w id="4472609">quibus</w> <w id="4472610">nihil</w> <w id="4472611">in</w> <w id="4472612">illo</w> <w id="4472613">genere</w> <w id="4472614">perfectius</w> <w id="4472615">videmus</w>, <w id="4472617">et</w> <w id="4472618">eis</w>
<w id="4472619">picturis</w> <w id="4472620">quas</w> <w id="4472621">nominavi</w> <w id="4472622">cogitare</w> <w id="4472623">tamen</w> <w id="4472624">possumus</w> <w id="4472625">pulchriora</w>;
<w id="4472627">nec</w> <w id="4472628">vero</w> <w id="4472629">ille</w> <w id="4472630">artifex</w> <w id="4472631">cum</w> <w id="4472632">faceret</w> <name><w id="4472633">Iovis</w></name> <w id="4472634">formam</w> <w id="4472635">aut</w> <name><w id="4472636">Minervae</w></name>,
<milestone n="9" unit="section" /><w id="4472638">contemplabatur</w> <w id="4472639">aliquem</w> <w id="4472640">e</w> <w id="4472641">quo</w> <w id="4472642">similitudinem</w> <w id="4472643">duceret</w>, <w id="4472645">sed</w>
<w id="4472646">ipsius</w> <w id="4472647">in</w> <w id="4472648">mente</w> <w id="4472649">insidebat</w> <w id="4472650">species</w> <w id="4472651">pulchritudinis</w> <w id="4472652">eximia</w> <w id="4472653">quaedam</w>,
<w id="4472655">quam</w> <w id="4472656">intuens</w> <w id="4472657">in</w> <w id="4472658">eaque</w> <w id="4472659">defixus</w> <w id="4472660">ad</w> <w id="4472661">illius</w> <w id="4472662">similitudinem</w>
<w id="4472663">artem</w> <w id="4472664">et</w> <w id="4472665">manum</w> <w id="4472666">dirigebat</w>.
<milestone n="3" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4472668">vt</w></reg> <w id="4472669">igitur</w> <w id="4472670">in</w> <w id="4472671">formis</w> <w id="4472672">et</w> <w id="4472673">figuris</w>
<w id="4472674">est</w> <w id="4472675">aliquid</w> <w id="4472676">perfectum</w> <w id="4472677">et</w> <w id="4472678">excellens</w>, <w id="4472680">cuius</w> <w id="4472681">ad</w> <w id="4472682">cogitatam</w>
<w id="4472683">speciem</w> <w id="4472684">imitando</w> <w id="4472685">referuntur</w> <w id="4472686">eaque</w><ref id="n11" target="ref11" /> <w id="4472687">sub</w> <w id="4472688">oculos</w> <w id="4472689">ipsa</w> <del><w id="4472690">non</w></del>
<w id="4472691">cadit</w><ref id="n12" target="ref12" />, <w id="4472693">sic</w> <w id="4472694">perfectae</w> <w id="4472695">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4472696">speciem</w> <w id="4472697">animo</w> <w id="4472698">videmus</w>,
<w id="4472700">effigiem</w> <w id="4472701">auribus</w> <w id="4472702">quaerimus</w>.
<milestone n="10" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4472704">has</w></reg> <w id="4472705">rerum</w> <w id="4472706">formas</w> <w id="4472707">appellat</w>
<foreign lang="greek"><w id="4472708">ἰδέας</w></foreign> <w id="4472709">ille</w> <w id="4472710">non</w> <w id="4472711">intellegendi</w> <w id="4472712">solum</w> <w id="4472713">sed</w> <w id="4472714">etiam</w> <w id="4472715">dicendi</w> <w id="4472716">gravissimus</w>
<w id="4472717">auctor</w> <w id="4472718">et</w> <w id="4472719">magister</w> <name><w id="4472720">Plato</w></name>, <w id="4472722">easque</w> <w id="4472723">gigni</w> <w id="4472724">negat</w> <w id="4472725">et</w> <w id="4472726">ait</w>
<w id="4472727">semper</w> <w id="4472728">esse</w> <w id="4472729">ac</w> <w id="4472730">ratione</w> <w id="4472731">et</w> <w id="4472732">intellegentia</w> <w id="4472733">contineri</w>; <w id="4472735">cetera</w>
<w id="4472736">nasci</w> <w id="4472737">occidere</w> <w id="4472738">fluere</w> <w id="4472739">labi</w> <w id="4472740">nec</w> <w id="4472741">diutius</w> <w id="4472742">esse</w> <w id="4472743">uno</w> <w id="4472744">et</w> <w id="4472745">eodem</w>
<w id="4472746">statu</w>. <w id="4472748">Quicquid</w> <w id="4472749">est</w> <w id="4472750">igitur</w> <w id="4472751">de</w> <w id="4472752">quo</w> <w id="4472753">ratione</w> <w id="4472754">et</w> <w id="4472755">via</w> <w id="4472756">disputetur</w>,
<w id="4472758">id</w> <w id="4472759">est</w> <w id="4472760">ad</w> <w id="4472761">ultimam</w> <w id="4472762">sui</w> <w id="4472763">generis</w> <w id="4472764">formam</w> <w id="4472765">speciemque</w>
<w id="4472766">redigendum</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="11" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4472768">ac</w></reg> <w id="4472769">video</w> <w id="4472770">hanc</w> <w id="4472771">primam</w> <w id="4472772">ingressionem</w> <w id="4472773">meam</w> <w id="4472774">non</w> <w id="4472775">ex</w> <w id="4472776">oratoriis</w><ref id="n13" target="ref13" />
<w id="4472777">disputationibus</w> <w id="4472778">ductam</w> <w id="4472779">sed</w> <w id="4472780">e</w> <w id="4472781">media</w> <w id="4472782">philosophia</w>
<w id="4472783">repetitam</w>, <w id="4472785">et</w> <w id="4472786">eam</w> <w id="4472787">quidem</w> <w id="4472788">cum</w> <w id="4472789">antiquam</w> <w id="4472790">tum</w> <w id="4472791">subobscuram</w><ref id="n14" target="ref14" />
<w id="4472792">aut</w> <w id="4472793">reprehensionis</w> <w id="4472794">aliquid</w> <w id="4472795">aut</w> <w id="4472796">certe</w> <w id="4472797">admirationis</w> <w id="4472798">habituram</w>.
<w id="4472800">Nam</w> <w id="4472801">aut</w> <w id="4472802">mirabuntur</w> <w id="4472803">quid</w> <w id="4472804">haec</w> <w id="4472805">pertineant</w> <w id="4472806">ad</w> <w id="4472807">ea</w> <w id="4472808">quae</w> <w id="4472809">quaerimus</w>—<w id="4472810">quibus</w>
<w id="4472811">satis</w> <w id="4472812">faciet</w> <w id="4472813">res</w> <w id="4472814">ipsa</w> <w id="4472815">cognita</w>, <w id="4472817">ut</w> <w id="4472818">non</w> <w id="4472819">sine</w>
<w id="4472820">causa</w> <w id="4472821">alte</w> <w id="4472822">repetita</w> <w id="4472823">videatur</w>—<w id="4472824">aut</w> <w id="4472825">reprehendent</w>, <w id="4472827">quod</w> <w id="4472828">inusi</w>-

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<w id="4472829">tatas</w> <w id="4472830">vias</w> <w id="4472831">indagemus</w>, <w id="4472833">tritas</w> <w id="4472834">relinquamus</w>.
<milestone n="12" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4472836">ego</w></reg> <w id="4472837">autem</w> <w id="4472838">et</w> <w id="4472839">me</w>
<w id="4472840">saepe</w> <w id="4472841">nova</w> <w id="4472842">videri</w> <w id="4472843">dicere</w> <w id="4472844">intellego</w>, <w id="4472846">cum</w> <w id="4472847">pervetera</w> <w id="4472848">dicam</w>
<w id="4472849">sed</w> <w id="4472850">inaudita</w> <w id="4472851">plerisque</w>, <w id="4472853">et</w> <w id="4472854">fateor</w> <w id="4472855">me</w> <w id="4472856">oratorem</w>, <w id="4472858">si</w> <w id="4472859">modo</w> <w id="4472860">sim</w>
<w id="4472861">aut</w> <w id="4472862">etiam</w> <w id="4472863">quicumque</w> <w id="4472864">sim</w><ref id="n15" target="ref15" />, <w id="4472866">non</w> <w id="4472867">ex</w> <w id="4472868">rhetorum</w> <w id="4472869">officinis</w> <w id="4472870">sed</w> <w id="4472871">ex</w>
<name><w id="4472872">Academiae</w></name> <w id="4472873">spatiis</w> <w id="4472874">exstitisse</w>; <w id="4472876">illa</w> <w id="4472877">enim</w> <w id="4472878">sunt</w> <w id="4472879">curricula</w>
<w id="4472880">multiplicium</w> <w id="4472881">variorumque</w> <w id="4472882">sermonum</w>, <w id="4472884">in</w> <w id="4472885">quibus</w> <name><w id="4472886">Platonis</w></name> <w id="4472887">primum</w>
<w id="4472888">sunt</w> <w id="4472889">impressa</w> <w id="4472890">vestigia</w>. <w id="4472892">Sed</w> <w id="4472893">et</w> <w id="4472894">huius</w> <w id="4472895">et</w> <w id="4472896">aliorum</w> <w id="4472897">philosophorum</w>
<w id="4472898">disputationibus</w> <w id="4472899">et</w> <w id="4472900">exagitatus</w> <w id="4472901">maxime</w> <w id="4472902">orator</w> <w id="4472903">est</w> <w id="4472904">et</w>
<w id="4472905">adiutus</w>; <w id="4472907">omnis</w> <w id="4472908">enim</w> <w id="4472909">ubertas</w> <w id="4472910">et</w> <w id="4472911">quasi</w> <w id="4472912">silva</w> <w id="4472913">dicendi</w> <w id="4472914">ducta</w>
<w id="4472915">ab</w> <w id="4472916">illis</w> <w id="4472917">est</w> <w id="4472918">nec</w> <w id="4472919">satis</w> <w id="4472920">tamen</w> <w id="4472921">instructa</w> <w id="4472922">ad</w> <w id="4472923">forensis</w> <w id="4472924">causas</w>,
<w id="4472926">quas</w>, <w id="4472928">ut</w> <w id="4472929">illi</w> <w id="4472930">ipsi</w> <w id="4472931">dicere</w> <w id="4472932">solebant</w>, <w id="4472934">agrestioribus</w> <name><w id="4472935">Musis</w></name> <w id="4472936">reliquerunt</w>.
<milestone n="13" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4472938">sic</w></reg> <w id="4472939">eloquentia</w> <w id="4472940">haec</w> <w id="4472941">forensis</w> <w id="4472942">spreta</w> <w id="4472943">a</w> <w id="4472944">philosophis</w> <w id="4472945">et</w>
<w id="4472946">repudiata</w> <w id="4472947">multis</w> <w id="4472948">quidem</w> <w id="4472949">illa</w><ref id="n16" target="ref16" /> <w id="4472950">adiumentis</w> <w id="4472951">magnisque</w> <w id="4472952">caruit</w>,
<w id="4472954">sed</w> <w id="4472955">tamen</w> <w id="4472956">ornata</w> <w id="4472957">verbis</w> <w id="4472958">atque</w> <w id="4472959">sententiis</w> <w id="4472960">iactationem</w> <w id="4472961">habuit</w>
<w id="4472962">in</w> <w id="4472963">populo</w> <w id="4472964">nec</w> <w id="4472965">paucorum</w> <w id="4472966">iudicium</w> <w id="4472967">reprehensionemque</w> <w id="4472968">pertimuit</w>:
<w id="4472969">ita</w> <w id="4472970">et</w> <w id="4472971">doctis</w> <w id="4472972">eloquentia</w> <w id="4472973">popularis</w> <w id="4472974">et</w> <w id="4472975">disertis</w> <w id="4472976">elegans</w>
<w id="4472977">doctrina</w> <w id="4472978">defuit</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="4" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="14" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4472980">positum</w></reg> <w id="4472981">sit</w> <w id="4472982">igitur</w> <w id="4472983">in</w> <w id="4472984">primis</w>, <w id="4472986">quod</w> <w id="4472987">post</w> <w id="4472988">magis</w> <w id="4472989">intellegetur</w>,
<w id="4472991">sine</w> <w id="4472992">philosophia</w> <w id="4472993">non</w> <w id="4472994">posse</w> <w id="4472995">effici</w> <w id="4472996">quem</w> <w id="4472997">quaerimus</w> <w id="4472998">eloquentem</w>, <w id="4473000">non</w> <w id="4473001">ut</w> <w id="4473002">in</w> <w id="4473003">ea</w> <w id="4473004">tamen</w> <w id="4473005">omnia</w> <w id="4473006">sint</w>, <w id="4473008">sed</w> <w id="4473009">ut</w> <w id="4473010">sic</w> <w id="4473011">adiuvet</w> <w id="4473012">ut</w>
<w id="4473013">palaestra</w> <w id="4473014">histrionem</w>; <w id="4473016">parva</w> <w id="4473017">enim</w> <w id="4473018">magnis</w> <w id="4473019">saepe</w> <w id="4473020">rectissime</w>
<w id="4473021">conferuntur</w>. <w id="4473023">Nam</w> <w id="4473024">nec</w> <w id="4473025">latius</w> <w id="4473026">atque</w> <w id="4473027">copiosius</w> <w id="4473028">de</w> <w id="4473029">magnis</w>
<w id="4473030">variisque</w> <w id="4473031">rebus</w> <w id="4473032">sine</w> <w id="4473033">philosophia</w> <w id="4473034">potest</w> <w id="4473035">quisquam</w> <w id="4473036">dicere</w>;—
<milestone n="15" unit="section" /><w id="4473038">si</w> <w id="4473039">quidem</w> <w id="4473040">etiam</w> <w id="4473041">in</w> <name><w id="4473042">Phaedro</w></name> <name><w id="4473043">Platonis</w></name> <w id="4473044">hoc</w> <name><w id="4473045">Periclem</w></name> <w id="4473046">praestitisse</w>
<w id="4473047">ceteris</w> <w id="4473048">dicit</w><ref id="n17" target="ref17" /> <w id="4473049">oratoribus</w> <name><w id="4473050">Socrates</w></name>, <w id="4473052">quod</w> <w id="4473053">is</w> <name><w id="4473054">Anaxagorae</w></name>
<w id="4473055">physici</w> <w id="4473056">fuerit</w> <w id="4473057">auditor</w>; <w id="4473059">a</w> <w id="4473060">quo</w> <w id="4473061">censet</w> <w id="4473062">eum</w>, <w id="4473064">cum</w> <w id="4473065">alia</w> <w id="4473066">praeclara</w>
<w id="4473067">quaedam</w> <w id="4473068">et</w> <w id="4473069">magnifica</w> <w id="4473070">didicisse</w> <w id="4473071">tum</w> <w id="4473072">uberem</w><ref id="n18" target="ref18" /> <w id="4473073">et</w> <w id="4473074">fecundum</w>
<w id="4473075">fuisse</w> <w id="4473076">gnarumque</w>, <w id="4473078">quod</w> <w id="4473079">est</w> <w id="4473080">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4473081">maximum</w>, <w id="4473083">quibus</w>
<w id="4473084">orationis</w> <w id="4473085">modis</w> <w id="4473086">quaeque</w> <w id="4473087">animorum</w> <w id="4473088">partes</w> <w id="4473089">pellerentur</w>; <w id="4473091">quod</w>
<w id="4473092">idem</w> <w id="4473093">de</w> <name><w id="4473094">Demosthene</w></name> <w id="4473095">existimari</w> <w id="4473096">potest</w>, <w id="4473098">cuius</w> <w id="4473099">ex</w> <w id="4473100">epistulis</w>
<milestone n="16" unit="section" /><w id="4473101">intellegi</w> <w id="4473102">licet</w> <w id="4473103">quam</w> <w id="4473104">frequens</w> <w id="4473105">fuerit</w> <name><w id="4473106">Platonis</w></name> <w id="4473107">auditor</w>;—<w id="4473109">nec</w>

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<w id="4473110">vero</w> <w id="4473111">sine</w> <w id="4473112">philosophorum</w> <w id="4473113">disciplina</w> <w id="4473114">genus</w> <w id="4473115">et</w> <w id="4473116">speciem</w> <w id="4473117">cuiusque</w>
<w id="4473118">rei</w> <w id="4473119">cernere</w> <w id="4473120">neque</w> <w id="4473121">earn</w> <w id="4473122">definiendo</w> <w id="4473123">explicare</w> <w id="4473124">nec</w> <w id="4473125">tribuere</w>
<w id="4473126">in</w> <w id="4473127">partis</w> <w id="4473128">possumus</w> <w id="4473129">nec</w> <w id="4473130">iudicare</w> <w id="4473131">quae</w> <w id="4473132">vera</w> <w id="4473133">quae</w> <w id="4473134">falsa</w> <w id="4473135">sint</w>
<w id="4473136">neque</w> <w id="4473137">cernere</w> <w id="4473138">consequentia</w>, <w id="4473140">repugnantia</w> <w id="4473141">videre</w>, <w id="4473143">ambigua</w>
<w id="4473144">distinguere</w>. <w id="4473146">Quid</w> <w id="4473147">dicam</w><ref id="n19" target="ref19" /> <w id="4473148">de</w> <w id="4473149">natura</w> <w id="4473150">rerum</w>, <w id="4473152">cuius</w> <w id="4473153">cognitio</w>
<w id="4473154">magnam</w> <w id="4473155">orationi</w><ref id="n20" target="ref20" /> <w id="4473156">suppeditat</w> <w id="4473157">copiam</w>, <w id="4473159">de</w> <w id="4473160">vita</w><ref id="n21" target="ref21" />, <w id="4473162">de</w> <w id="4473163">officiis</w>, <w id="4473165">de</w>
<w id="4473166">virtute</w>, <w id="4473168">de</w> <w id="4473169">moribus</w>? <hi rend="italics"><w id="4473170">satisne</w></hi><ref id="n22" target="ref22" /> <w id="4473171">sine</w> <w id="4473172">multa</w> <w id="4473173">earum</w> <w id="4473174">ipsarum</w>
<w id="4473175">rerum</w> <w id="4473176">disciplina</w> <w id="4473177">aut</w> <w id="4473178">dici</w> <w id="4473179">aut</w> <w id="4473180">intellegi</w>. <w id="4473182">potest</w>?
<milestone n="5" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="17" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4473183">ad</w></reg><ref id="n23" target="ref23" /> <w id="4473184">has</w> <w id="4473185">tot</w>
<w id="4473186">tantasque</w> <w id="4473187">res</w> <w id="4473188">adhibenda</w> <w id="4473189">sunt</w> <w id="4473190">ornamenta</w> <w id="4473191">innumerabilia</w>;
<w id="4473193">quae</w> <w id="4473194">sola</w> <w id="4473195">tum</w> <w id="4473196">quidem</w><ref id="n24" target="ref24" /> <w id="4473197">tradebantur</w> <w id="4473198">ab</w> <w id="4473199">eis</w> <w id="4473200">qui</w> <w id="4473201">dicendi</w>
<w id="4473202">numerabantur</w> <w id="4473203">magistri</w><ref id="n25" target="ref25" />; <w id="4473205">quo</w> <w id="4473206">fit</w> <w id="4473207">ut</w> <w id="4473208">veram</w> <w id="4473209">illam</w> <w id="4473210">et</w> <w id="4473211">absolutam</w>
<w id="4473212">eloquentiam</w> <w id="4473213">nemo</w> <w id="4473214">consequatur</w>, <w id="4473216">quod</w> <w id="4473217">alia</w> <w id="4473218">intellegendi</w> <w id="4473219">alia</w>
<w id="4473220">dicendi</w> <w id="4473221">disciplina</w> <w id="4473222">est</w> <w id="4473223">et</w> <w id="4473224">ab</w> <w id="4473225">aliis</w> <w id="4473226">rerum</w> <w id="4473227">ab</w> <w id="4473228">aliis</w> <w id="4473229">verborum</w>
<w id="4473230">doctrina</w> <w id="4473231">quaeritur</w>.
<milestone n="18" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4473233">itaque</w></reg> <persname><w id="4473234">M</w>. <w id="4473236">Antonius</w></persname>, <w id="4473238">cui</w> <w id="4473239">vel</w> <w id="4473240">primas</w>
<w id="4473241">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4473242">patrum</w> <w id="4473243">nostrorum</w> <w id="4473244">tribuebat</w> <w id="4473245">aetas</w>, <w id="4473247">vir</w> <w id="4473248">natura</w>
<w id="4473249">peracutus</w> <w id="4473250">et</w> <w id="4473251">prudens</w><ref id="n26" target="ref26" />, <w id="4473253">in</w> <w id="4473254">eo</w> <w id="4473255">libro</w> <w id="4473256">quem</w> <w id="4473257">unum</w> <w id="4473258">reliquit</w>
<w id="4473259">disertos</w> <w id="4473260">ait</w> <w id="4473261">se</w> <w id="4473262">vidisse</w> <w id="4473263">multos</w>, <w id="4473265">eloquentem</w> <w id="4473266">omnino</w> <w id="4473267">neminem</w>.
<w id="4473269">Insidebat</w> <w id="4473270">videlicet</w> <w id="4473271">in</w> <w id="4473272">eius</w> <w id="4473273">mente</w> <w id="4473274">species</w> <w id="4473275">eloquentiae</w>, <w id="4473277">quam</w>
<w id="4473278">cernebat</w> <w id="4473279">animo</w>, <w id="4473281">re</w> <w id="4473282">ipsa</w><ref id="n27" target="ref27" /> <w id="4473283">non</w> <w id="4473284">videbat</w>. <w id="4473286">Vir</w> <w id="4473287">autem</w> <w id="4473288">acerrimo</w>
<w id="4473289">ingenio</w>—<w id="4473290">sic</w> <w id="4473291">enim</w> <w id="4473292">fuit</w>—<w id="4473293">multa</w> <w id="4473294">et</w> <w id="4473295">in</w> <w id="4473296">se</w> <w id="4473297">et</w> <w id="4473298">in</w> <w id="4473299">aliis</w> <w id="4473300">desiderans</w>
<w id="4473301">neminem</w> <w id="4473302">plane</w> <w id="4473303">qui</w> <w id="4473304">recte</w> <w id="4473305">appellari</w> <w id="4473306">eloquens</w> <w id="4473307">posset</w> <w id="4473308">videbat</w>;
<w id="4473310">quod</w> <w id="4473311">si</w> <w id="4473312">ille</w> <w id="4473313">nec</w> <w id="4473314">se</w> <w id="4473315">nec</w> <persname><w id="4473316">L</w>. <w id="4473318">Crassum</w></persname> <w id="4473319">eloquentem</w> <w id="4473320">putavit</w>,
<milestone n="19" unit="section" /><w id="4473322">habuit</w> <w id="4473323">profecto</w> <w id="4473324">comprehensam</w> <w id="4473325">animo</w> <w id="4473326">quandam</w> <w id="4473327">formam</w>
<w id="4473328">eloquentiae</w>, <w id="4473330">cui</w> <w id="4473331">quoniam</w> <w id="4473332">nihil</w> <w id="4473333">deerat</w>, <w id="4473335">eos</w> <w id="4473336">quibus</w> <w id="4473337">aliquid</w>
<w id="4473338">aut</w> <w id="4473339">plura</w> <w id="4473340">deerant</w> <w id="4473341">in</w> <w id="4473342">eam</w> <w id="4473343">formam</w> <w id="4473344">non</w> <w id="4473345">poterat</w> <w id="4473346">includere</w>.
<w id="4473348">Investigemus</w> <w id="4473349">hunc</w> <w id="4473350">igitur</w>, <name><w id="4473352">Brute</w></name>, <w id="4473354">si</w> <w id="4473355">possumus</w>, <w id="4473357">quem</w> <w id="4473358">numquam</w>
<w id="4473359">vidit</w> <name><w id="4473360">Antonius</w></name> <w id="4473361">aut</w> <w id="4473362">qui</w> <w id="4473363">omnino</w> <w id="4473364">nullus</w> <w id="4473365">umquam</w> <w id="4473366">fuit</w>;
<w id="4473368">quem</w> <w id="4473369">si</w> <w id="4473370">imitari</w> <w id="4473371">atque</w> <w id="4473372">exprimere</w> <w id="4473373">non</w> <w id="4473374">possumus</w>, <w id="4473376">quod</w> <w id="4473377">idem</w>
<w id="4473378">ille</w> <w id="4473379">vix</w> <w id="4473380">deo</w> <w id="4473381">concessum</w> <w id="4473382">esse</w> <w id="4473383">dicebat</w>, <w id="4473385">at</w> <w id="4473386">qualis</w> <w id="4473387">esse</w> <w id="4473388">debeat</w>
<w id="4473389">poterimus</w> <w id="4473390">fortasse</w> <w id="4473391">dicere</w>.</p>
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<p><milestone n="20" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4473393">tria</w></reg> <w id="4473394">sunt</w> <w id="4473395">omnino</w> <w id="4473396">genera</w> <w id="4473397">dicendi</w>, <w id="4473399">quibus</w> <w id="4473400">in</w> <w id="4473401">singulis</w>
<w id="4473402">quidam</w> <w id="4473403">floruerunt</w>, <w id="4473405">peraeque</w> <w id="4473406">autem</w>, <w id="4473408">id</w> <w id="4473409">quod</w> <w id="4473410">volumus</w>,
<w id="4473412">perpauci</w> <w id="4473413">in</w> <w id="4473414">omnibus</w>. <w id="4473416">Nam</w> <w id="4473417">et</w> <w id="4473418">grandiloqui</w>, <w id="4473420">ut</w> <w id="4473421">ita</w> <w id="4473422">dicam</w>,
<w id="4473424">fuerunt</w> <w id="4473425">cum</w> <w id="4473426">ampla</w> <w id="4473427">et</w> <w id="4473428">sententiarum</w> <w id="4473429">gravitate</w> <w id="4473430">et</w> <w id="4473431">maiestate</w>
<w id="4473432">verborum</w>, <w id="4473434">vehementes</w> <w id="4473435">varii</w>, <w id="4473437">copiosi</w> <w id="4473438">graves</w>, <w id="4473440">ad</w> <w id="4473441">permovendos</w>
<w id="4473442">et</w> <w id="4473443">convertendos</w> <w id="4473444">animos</w> <w id="4473445">instructi</w> <w id="4473446">et</w> <w id="4473447">parati</w>—<w id="4473448">quod</w> <w id="4473449">ipsum</w><ref id="n28" target="ref28" />
<w id="4473450">alii</w> <w id="4473451">aspera</w> <w id="4473452">tristi</w> <w id="4473453">horrida</w> <w id="4473454">oratione</w> <w id="4473455">neque</w> <w id="4473456">perfecta</w> <w id="4473457">atque</w> <w id="4473458">conclusa</w>
<hi rend="italics"><w id="4473459">consequebantur</w>,</hi><ref id="n29" target="ref29" /> <w id="4473461">alii</w> <w id="4473462">levi</w><ref id="n30" target="ref30" /> <w id="4473463">et</w> <w id="4473464">structa</w><ref id="n31" target="ref31" /> <w id="4473465">et</w> <w id="4473466">terminata</w>—, <w id="4473468">et</w>
<w id="4473469">contra</w> <w id="4473470">tenues</w> <w id="4473471">acuti</w>, <w id="4473473">omnia</w> <w id="4473474">docentes</w> <w id="4473475">et</w> <w id="4473476">dilucidiora</w>, <w id="4473478">non</w>
<w id="4473479">ampliora</w> <w id="4473480">facientes</w>, <w id="4473482">subtili</w> <w id="4473483">quadam</w> <w id="4473484">et</w> <w id="4473485">pressa</w> <w id="4473486">oratione</w> <w id="4473487">limati</w><ref id="n32" target="ref32" />;
<w id="4473489">in</w> <w id="4473490">eodemque</w> <w id="4473491">genere</w> <w id="4473492">alii</w> <w id="4473493">callidi</w>,
<milestone n="6" unit="chapter" /><w id="4473495">sed</w> <w id="4473496">impoliti</w> <w id="4473497">et</w> <w id="4473498">consulto</w><ref id="n33" target="ref33" />
<w id="4473499">rudium</w> <w id="4473500">similes</w> <w id="4473501">et</w> <w id="4473502">imperitorum</w>, <w id="4473504">alii</w> <w id="4473505">in</w> <w id="4473506">eadem</w> <w id="4473507">ieiunitate</w>
<w id="4473508">concinniores</w>, <w id="4473510">id</w> <w id="4473511">est</w><ref id="n34" target="ref34" /> <w id="4473512">faceti</w>, <w id="4473514">florentes</w> <w id="4473515">etiam</w> <w id="4473516">et</w> <w id="4473517">leviter</w> <w id="4473518">ornati</w>.
<milestone n="21" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4473520">est</w></reg> <w id="4473521">autem</w> <w id="4473522">quidam</w> <w id="4473523">interiectus</w> <w id="4473524">inter</w> <w id="4473525">hos</w><ref id="n35" target="ref35" /> <w id="4473526">medius</w> <w id="4473527">et</w> <w id="4473528">quasi</w>
<w id="4473529">temperatus</w><ref id="n36" target="ref36" /> <w id="4473530">nec</w> <w id="4473531">acumine</w> <w id="4473532">posteriorum</w> <w id="4473533">nec</w> <w id="4473534">fulmine</w><ref id="n37" target="ref37" /> <w id="4473535">utens</w>
<w id="4473536">superiorum</w>, <w id="4473538">vicinus</w> <w id="4473539">amborum</w>, <w id="4473541">in</w> <w id="4473542">neutro</w><ref id="n38" target="ref38" /> <w id="4473543">excellens</w>, <w id="4473545">utriusque</w>
<w id="4473546">particeps</w> <w id="4473547">vel</w> <w id="4473548">utriusque</w>, <w id="4473550">si</w> <w id="4473551">verum</w> <w id="4473552">quaerimus</w>, <w id="4473554">potius</w> <w id="4473555">expers</w>;
<w id="4473557">isque</w> <w id="4473558">uno</w> <w id="4473559">tenore</w>, <w id="4473561">ut</w> <w id="4473562">aiunt</w>, <w id="4473564">in</w> <w id="4473565">dicendo</w> <w id="4473566">fluit</w> <w id="4473567">nihil</w> <w id="4473568">adferens</w>
<w id="4473569">praeter</w> <w id="4473570">facilitatem</w><ref id="n39" target="ref39" /> <w id="4473571">et</w> <w id="4473572">aequabilitatem</w><ref id="n40" target="ref40" /> <w id="4473573">aut</w> <w id="4473574">addit</w> <w id="4473575">aliquos</w> <w id="4473576">ut</w> <w id="4473577">in</w>
<w id="4473578">corona</w> <w id="4473579">toros</w> <w id="4473580">omnemque</w> <w id="4473581">orationem</w> <w id="4473582">ornamentis</w> <w id="4473583">modicis</w>
<w id="4473584">verborum</w> <w id="4473585">sententiarumque</w> <w id="4473586">distinguit</w>.
<milestone n="22" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4473588">horum</w></reg> <w id="4473589">singulorum</w><ref id="n41" target="ref41" />
<w id="4473590">generum</w> <w id="4473591">quicumque</w> <w id="4473592">vim</w> <w id="4473593">in</w> <w id="4473594">singulis</w> <w id="4473595">consecuti</w> <w id="4473596">sunt</w><ref id="n42" target="ref42" />, <w id="4473598">magnum</w>
<w id="4473599">in</w> <w id="4473600">oratoribus</w> <w id="4473601">nomen</w> <w id="4473602">habuerunt</w>. <w id="4473604">Sed</w> <w id="4473605">quaerendum</w> <w id="4473606">est</w>
<w id="4473607">satisne</w> <w id="4473608">id</w> <w id="4473609">quod</w> <w id="4473610">volumus</w> <w id="4473611">effecerint</w>.
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<p><milestone n="7" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4473613">videmus</w></reg> <w id="4473614">enim</w> <w id="4473615">fuisse</w> <w id="4473616">quosdam</w> <w id="4473617">qui</w> <w id="4473618">idem</w> <w id="4473619">ornate</w> <w id="4473620">et</w>
<w id="4473621">graviter</w>, <w id="4473623">idem</w> <w id="4473624">versute</w> <w id="4473625">et</w> <w id="4473626">subtiliter</w> <w id="4473627">dicerent</w>. <w id="4473629">Atque</w> <w id="4473630">utinam</w>

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<w id="4473631">in</w> <name><w id="4473632">Latinis</w></name> <w id="4473633">talis</w> <w id="4473634">oratoris</w> <w id="4473635">simulacrum</w> <w id="4473636">reperire</w> <w id="4473637">possemus</w>!
<reg><w id="4473638">esset</w></reg> <w id="4473639">egregium</w> <w id="4473640">non</w> <w id="4473641">quaerere</w> <w id="4473642">externa</w>, <w id="4473644">domesticis</w> <w id="4473645">esse</w> <w id="4473646">contentos</w>.
<milestone n="23" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4473648">sed</w></reg> <w id="4473649">ego</w> <w id="4473650">idem</w>, <w id="4473652">qui</w> <w id="4473653">in</w> <w id="4473654">illo</w> <w id="4473655">sermone</w> <w id="4473656">nostro</w> <w id="4473657">qui</w> <w id="4473658">est</w>
<w id="4473659">expositus</w> <w id="4473660">in</w> <name><w id="4473661">Bruto</w></name> <w id="4473662">multum</w> <w id="4473663">tribuerim</w> <name><w id="4473664">Latinis</w></name>, <w id="4473666">vel</w> <w id="4473667">ut</w> <w id="4473668">hortarer</w>
<w id="4473669">alios</w> <w id="4473670">vel</w> <w id="4473671">quod</w> <w id="4473672">amarem</w> <w id="4473673">meos</w>, <w id="4473675">recordor</w> <w id="4473676">longe</w> <w id="4473677">omnibus</w>
<w id="4473678">unum</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4473679">me</w></hi><ref id="n43" target="ref43" /> <w id="4473680">anteferre</w> <name><w id="4473681">Demosthenem</w></name>, <w id="4473683">quem</w> <w id="4473684">velim</w><ref id="n44" target="ref44" /> <w id="4473685">accommodare</w>
<w id="4473686">ad</w> <w id="4473687">eam</w> <w id="4473688">quam</w> <w id="4473689">sentiam</w><ref id="n45" target="ref45" /> <w id="4473690">eloquentiam</w>, <w id="4473692">non</w> <w id="4473693">ad</w> <w id="4473694">eam</w> <w id="4473695">quam</w>
<w id="4473696">in</w> <w id="4473697">aliquo</w> <w id="4473698">ipse</w> <w id="4473699">cognoverim</w>. <w id="4473701">Hoc</w> <w id="4473702">nec</w> <w id="4473703">gravior</w> <w id="4473704">exstitit</w> <w id="4473705">quisquam</w>
<w id="4473706">nec</w> <w id="4473707">callidior</w> <w id="4473708">nec</w> <w id="4473709">temperatior</w>. <w id="4473711">Itaque</w> <w id="4473712">nobis</w> <w id="4473713">monendi</w>
<w id="4473714">sunt</w> <w id="4473715">ei</w> <w id="4473716">quorum</w> <w id="4473717">sermo</w> <w id="4473718">imperitus</w> <w id="4473719">increbruit</w>, <w id="4473721">qui</w> <w id="4473722">aut</w> <w id="4473723">dici</w>
<w id="4473724">se</w><ref id="n46" target="ref46" /> <w id="4473725">desiderant</w> <name><w id="4473726">Atticos</w></name> <w id="4473727">aut</w> <w id="4473728">ipsi</w> <name><w id="4473729">Attice</w></name> <w id="4473730">volunt</w><ref id="n47" target="ref47" /> <w id="4473731">dicere</w>, <w id="4473733">ut</w>
<w id="4473734">mirentur</w> <w id="4473735">hunc</w> <w id="4473736">maxime</w>, <w id="4473738">quo</w> <w id="4473739">ne</w><ref id="n48" target="ref48" /> <name><w id="4473740">Athenas</w></name> <w id="4473741">quidem</w> <w id="4473742">ipsas</w>
<w id="4473743">magis</w> <w id="4473744">credo</w> <w id="4473745">fuisse</w> <name><w id="4473746">Atticas</w></name>; <w id="4473748">quid</w> <w id="4473749">enim</w> <w id="4473750">sit</w> <name><w id="4473751">Atticum</w></name> <w id="4473752">discant</w>
<w id="4473753">eloquentiamque</w> <w id="4473754">ipsius</w><ref id="n49" target="ref49" /> <w id="4473755">viribus</w>, <w id="4473757">non</w> <w id="4473758">imbecillitate</w> <w id="4473759">sua</w> <w id="4473760">metiantur</w>.
<milestone n="24" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4473762">nunc</w></reg> <w id="4473763">enim</w> <w id="4473764">tantum</w> <w id="4473765">quisque</w> <w id="4473766">laudat</w> <w id="4473767">quantum</w> <w id="4473768">se</w> <w id="4473769">posse</w>
<w id="4473770">sperat</w> <w id="4473771">imitari</w>. <w id="4473773">Sed</w> <w id="4473774">tamen</w> <w id="4473775">eos</w> <w id="4473776">studio</w> <w id="4473777">optimo</w> <w id="4473778">iudicio</w> <w id="4473779">minus</w>
<w id="4473780">firmo</w> <w id="4473781">praeditos</w> <w id="4473782">docere</w> <w id="4473783">quae</w> <w id="4473784">sit</w> <w id="4473785">propria</w> <w id="4473786">laus</w> <name><w id="4473787">Atticorum</w></name> <w id="4473788">non</w>
<w id="4473789">alienum</w> <w id="4473790">puto</w>.
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<p><milestone n="8" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4473792">semper</w></reg> <w id="4473793">oratorum</w> <w id="4473794">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4473795">moderatrix</w> <w id="4473796">fuit</w> <w id="4473797">auditorum</w>
<w id="4473798">prudentia</w>. <w id="4473800">Omnes</w> <w id="4473801">enim</w> <w id="4473802">qui</w> <w id="4473803">probari</w> <w id="4473804">volunt</w> <w id="4473805">voluntatem</w>
<w id="4473806">eorum</w> <w id="4473807">qui</w> <w id="4473808">audiunt</w> <w id="4473809">intuentur</w> <w id="4473810">ad</w> <w id="4473811">eamque</w><ref id="n50" target="ref50" /> <w id="4473812">et</w> <w id="4473813">ad</w> <w id="4473814">eorum</w> <w id="4473815">arbitrium</w>
<w id="4473816">et</w> <w id="4473817">nutum</w> <w id="4473818">totos</w> <w id="4473819">se</w> <w id="4473820">fingunt</w> <w id="4473821">et</w> <w id="4473822">accommodant</w>.
<milestone n="25" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4473824">itaque</w></reg>
<name><w id="4473825">Caria</w></name> <w id="4473826">et</w> <name><w id="4473827">Phrygia</w></name> <w id="4473828">et</w> <name><w id="4473829">Mysia</w></name>, <w id="4473831">quod</w> <w id="4473832">minime</w> <w id="4473833">politae</w><ref id="n51" target="ref51" /> <w id="4473834">minimeque</w>
<w id="4473835">elegantes</w> <w id="4473836">sunt</w>, <w id="4473838">asciverunt</w> <w id="4473839">aptum</w> <w id="4473840">suis</w> <w id="4473841">auribus</w> <w id="4473842">opimum</w>
<w id="4473843">quoddam</w> <w id="4473844">et</w> <w id="4473845">tamquam</w> <w id="4473846">adipatae</w><ref id="n52" target="ref52" /> <w id="4473847">dictionis</w> <w id="4473848">genus</w>, <w id="4473850">quod</w> <w id="4473851">eorum</w>
<w id="4473852">vicini</w> <w id="4473853">non</w> <w id="4473854">ita</w> <w id="4473855">lato</w> <w id="4473856">interiecto</w> <w id="4473857">mari</w> <name><w id="4473858">Rhodii</w></name> <w id="4473859">numquam</w> <w id="4473860">probaverunt</w>
<del><name><w id="4473861">Graecia</w></name> <w id="4473862">autem</w> <w id="4473863">multo</w> <w id="4473864">minus</w><ref id="n53" target="ref53" /></del>, <name><w id="4473866">Athenienses</w></name> <w id="4473867">vero</w>

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<w id="4473868">funditus</w> <w id="4473869">repudiaverunt</w>; <w id="4473871">quorum</w> <w id="4473872">semper</w> <w id="4473873">fuit</w> <w id="4473874">prudens</w> <w id="4473875">sincerumque</w>
<w id="4473876">iudicium</w>, <w id="4473878">nihil</w> <w id="4473879">ut</w> <w id="4473880">possent</w> <w id="4473881">nisi</w> <w id="4473882">incorruptum</w> <w id="4473883">audire</w>
<w id="4473884">et</w> <w id="4473885">elegans</w>. <w id="4473887">Eorum</w> <w id="4473888">religioni</w> <w id="4473889">cum</w> <w id="4473890">serviret</w> <w id="4473891">orator</w>, <w id="4473893">nullum</w>
<w id="4473894">verbum</w> <w id="4473895">insolens</w>, <w id="4473897">nullum</w> <w id="4473898">odiosum</w> <w id="4473899">ponere</w> <w id="4473900">audebat</w>.
<milestone n="26" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4473902">itaque</w></reg>
<w id="4473903">hic</w>, <w id="4473905">quem</w> <w id="4473906">praestitisse</w> <w id="4473907">diximus</w> <w id="4473908">ceteris</w>, <w id="4473910">in</w> <w id="4473911">illa</w> <w id="4473912">pro</w> <name><w id="4473913">Ctesiphonte</w></name>
<w id="4473914">oratione</w> <w id="4473915">longe</w> <w id="4473916">optima</w> <w id="4473917">summissius</w> <w id="4473918">a</w> <w id="4473919">primo</w>, <w id="4473921">deinde</w>,
<w id="4473923">dum</w> <w id="4473924">de</w> <w id="4473925">legibus</w> <w id="4473926">disputat</w>, <w id="4473928">pressius</w>, <w id="4473930">post</w> <w id="4473931">sensim</w> <w id="4473932">incendens</w>
<w id="4473933">iudices</w>, <w id="4473935">ut</w> <w id="4473936">vidit</w> <w id="4473937">ardentis</w>, <w id="4473939">in</w> <w id="4473940">reliquis</w> <w id="4473941">exsultavit</w> <w id="4473942">audacius</w>. <w id="4473944">Ac</w>
<w id="4473945">tamen</w> <w id="4473946">in</w> <w id="4473947">hoc</w> <w id="4473948">ipso</w> <w id="4473949">diligenter</w> <w id="4473950">examinante</w> <w id="4473951">verborum</w> <w id="4473952">omnium</w>
<w id="4473953">pondera</w> <w id="4473954">reprehendit</w> <name><w id="4473955">Aeschines</w></name> <w id="4473956">quaedam</w> <w id="4473957">et</w> <w id="4473958">exagitat</w> <w id="4473959">inludensque</w>
<w id="4473960">dura</w><ref id="n54" target="ref54" /> <w id="4473961">odiosa</w> <w id="4473962">intolerabilia</w> <w id="4473963">esse</w> <w id="4473964">dicit</w>; <w id="4473966">quin</w> <w id="4473967">etiam</w>
<w id="4473968">quaerit</w> <w id="4473969">ab</w> <w id="4473970">ipso</w>, <w id="4473972">cum</w> <w id="4473973">quidem</w> <w id="4473974">eum</w> <w id="4473975">beluam</w> <w id="4473976">appellat</w><ref id="n55" target="ref55" />, <w id="4473978">utrum</w>
<w id="4473979">illa</w> <w id="4473980">verba</w> <w id="4473981">an</w> <w id="4473982">portenta</w> <w id="4473983">sint</w>; <w id="4473985">ut</w> <name><w id="4473986">Aeschini</w></name> <w id="4473987">ne</w> <name><w id="4473988">Demosthenes</w></name>
<w id="4473989">quidem</w> <w id="4473990">videatur</w> <name><w id="4473991">Attice</w></name> <w id="4473992">dicere</w>.
<milestone n="27" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4473994">facile</w></reg> <w id="4473995">est</w> <w id="4473996">enim</w> <w id="4473997">verbum</w>
<w id="4473998">aliquod</w> <w id="4473999">ardens</w>, <w id="4474001">ut</w> <w id="4474002">ita</w> <w id="4474003">dicam</w>, <w id="4474005">notare</w> <w id="4474006">idque</w> <w id="4474007">restinctis</w> <w id="4474008">iam</w>
<w id="4474009">animorum</w> <w id="4474010">incendiis</w> <w id="4474011">inridere</w>. <w id="4474013">Itaque</w> <w id="4474014">se</w> <w id="4474015">purgans</w> <w id="4474016">iocatur</w>
<name><w id="4474017">Demosthenes</w></name>: <w id="4474018">negat</w> <w id="4474019">in</w> <w id="4474020">eo</w> <w id="4474021">positas</w> <w id="4474022">esse</w> <w id="4474023">fortunas</w> <name><w id="4474024">Graeciae</w></name>,
<w id="4474026">hocine</w> <w id="4474027">an</w> <w id="4474028">illo</w> <w id="4474029">verbo</w> <w id="4474030">usus</w> <w id="4474031">sit</w><ref id="n56" target="ref56" />, <w id="4474033">hucine</w> <w id="4474034">an</w> <w id="4474035">illuc</w> <w id="4474036">manum</w>
<w id="4474037">porrexerit</w><ref id="n57" target="ref57" />. <w id="4474039">Quonam</w> <w id="4474040">igitur</w> <w id="4474041">modo</w> <w id="4474042">audiretur</w> <name><w id="4474043">Mysus</w></name> <w id="4474044">aut</w>
<name><w id="4474045">Phryx</w></name> <name><w id="4474046">Athenis</w></name>, <w id="4474048">cum</w> <w id="4474049">etiam</w> <name><w id="4474050">Demosthenes</w></name> <w id="4474051">exagitetur</w> <w id="4474052">ut</w> <w id="4474053">putidus</w>? <reg><w id="4474054">cum</w></reg>
<w id="4474055">vero</w> <w id="4474056">inclinata</w> <w id="4474057">ululantique</w> <w id="4474058">voce</w> <w id="4474059">more</w> <name><w id="4474060">Asiatico</w></name>
<w id="4474061">canere</w> <w id="4474062">coepisset</w>, <w id="4474064">quis</w> <w id="4474065">eum</w> <w id="4474066">ferret</w> <w id="4474067">aut</w> <w id="4474068">potius</w> <w id="4474069">quis</w> <w id="4474070">non</w> <w id="4474071">iuberet</w>
<w id="4474072">auferri</w>?
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<p><milestone n="9" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="28" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4474073">ad</w></reg> <name><w id="4474074">Atticorum</w></name> <w id="4474075">igitur</w> <w id="4474076">auris</w><ref id="n58" target="ref58" /> <w id="4474077">teretes</w> <w id="4474078">et</w> <w id="4474079">religiosas</w> <w id="4474080">qui</w> <w id="4474081">se</w>
<w id="4474082">accommodant</w>, <w id="4474084">ei</w> <w id="4474085">sunt</w> <w id="4474086">existimandi</w> <name><w id="4474087">Attice</w></name> <w id="4474088">dicere</w>. <w id="4474090">Quorum</w>
<w id="4474091">genera</w> <w id="4474092">plura</w> <w id="4474093">sunt</w>; <w id="4474095">hi</w> <w id="4474096">unum</w> <w id="4474097">modo</w> <w id="4474098">quale</w> <w id="4474099">sit</w> <w id="4474100">suspicantur</w>.
<w id="4474102">Putant</w> <w id="4474103">enim</w> <w id="4474104">qui</w> <w id="4474105">horride</w> <w id="4474106">inculteque</w> <w id="4474107">dicat</w>, <w id="4474109">modo</w> <w id="4474110">id</w> <w id="4474111">eleganter</w>
<w id="4474112">enucleateque</w> <w id="4474113">faciat</w>, <w id="4474115">eum</w> <w id="4474116">solum</w> <name><w id="4474117">Attice</w></name> <w id="4474118">dicere</w>. <w id="4474120">Errant</w>,
<w id="4474122">quod</w> <w id="4474123">solum</w>; <w id="4474125">quod</w> <name><w id="4474126">Attice</w></name>, <w id="4474128">non</w> <w id="4474129">falluntur</w>.
<milestone n="29" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4474131">istorum</w></reg> <w id="4474132">enim</w>

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<w id="4474133">iudicio</w>, <w id="4474135">si</w> <w id="4474136">solum</w> <w id="4474137">illud</w> <w id="4474138">est</w> <name><w id="4474139">Atticum</w></name>, <w id="4474141">ne</w> <name><w id="4474142">Pericles</w></name> <w id="4474143">quidem</w> <w id="4474144">dixit</w>
<name><w id="4474145">Attice</w></name>, <w id="4474147">cui</w> <w id="4474148">primae</w> <w id="4474149">sine</w> <w id="4474150">controversia</w> <w id="4474151">deferebantur</w>; <w id="4474153">qui</w> <w id="4474154">si</w>
<w id="4474155">tenui</w> <w id="4474156">genere</w> <w id="4474157">uteretur</w>, <w id="4474159">numquam</w> <w id="4474160">ab</w> <name><w id="4474161">Aristophane</w></name> <w id="4474162">poeta</w>
<w id="4474163">fulgere</w> <w id="4474164">tonare</w> <w id="4474165">permiscere</w> <name><w id="4474166">Graeciam</w></name> <w id="4474167">dictus</w> <w id="4474168">esset</w>. <w id="4474170">Dicat</w>
<w id="4474171">igitur</w> <name><w id="4474172">Attice</w></name> <w id="4474173">venustissimus</w> <w id="4474174">ille</w> <w id="4474175">scriptor</w> <w id="4474176">ac</w> <w id="4474177">politissimus</w>
<name><w id="4474178">Lysias</w></name>—<w id="4474179">quis</w> <w id="4474180">enim</w> <w id="4474181">id</w> <w id="4474182">possit</w> <w id="4474183">negare</w>?—, <w id="4474185">dum</w> <w id="4474186">intellegamus</w>
<w id="4474187">hoc</w> <w id="4474188">esse</w> <name><w id="4474189">Atticum</w></name> <w id="4474190">in</w> <name><w id="4474191">Lysia</w></name>, <w id="4474193">non</w> <w id="4474194">quod</w> <w id="4474195">tenuis</w> <w id="4474196">sit</w> <w id="4474197">atque</w>
<w id="4474198">inornatus</w>, <w id="4474200">sed</w> <w id="4474201">quod</w> <del><w id="4474202">non</w><ref id="n59" target="ref59" /></del> <w id="4474203">nihil</w> <w id="4474204">habeat</w> <w id="4474205">insolens</w> <w id="4474206">aut</w> <w id="4474207">ineptum</w>;
<w id="4474209">ornate</w> <w id="4474210">vero</w> <w id="4474211">et</w> <w id="4474212">graviter</w> <w id="4474213">et</w> <w id="4474214">copiose</w> <w id="4474215">dicere</w> <w id="4474216">aut</w> <name><w id="4474217">Atticorum</w></name> <w id="4474218">sit</w>
<w id="4474219">aut</w> <w id="4474220">ne</w> <w id="4474221">sit</w> <name><w id="4474222">Aeschines</w></name> <w id="4474223">neve</w> <name><w id="4474224">Demosthenes</w></name> <name><w id="4474225">Atticus</w></name>.
<milestone n="30" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4474227">ecce</w></reg>
<w id="4474228">autem</w> <w id="4474229">aliqui</w> <w id="4474230">se</w> <name><w id="4474231">Thucydidios</w></name> <w id="4474232">esse</w> <w id="4474233">profitentur</w>: <w id="4474234">novum</w>
<w id="4474235">quoddam</w> <w id="4474236">imperitorum</w> <w id="4474237">et</w> <w id="4474238">inauditum</w> <w id="4474239">genus</w>. <w id="4474241">Nam</w> <w id="4474242">qui</w>
<w id="4474243">Lysiam</w> <w id="4474244">sequuntur</w>, <w id="4474246">causidicum</w> <w id="4474247">quendam</w> <w id="4474248">sequuntur</w> <w id="4474249">non</w>
<w id="4474250">ilium</w> <w id="4474251">quidem</w> <w id="4474252">amplum</w> <w id="4474253">atque</w> <w id="4474254">grandem</w>, <w id="4474256">subtilem</w> <w id="4474257">et</w> <w id="4474258">elegantem</w>
<w id="4474259">tamen</w> <w id="4474260">et</w> <w id="4474261">qui</w><ref id="n60" target="ref60" /> <w id="4474262">in</w> <w id="4474263">forensibus</w> <w id="4474264">causis</w> <w id="4474265">possit</w> <w id="4474266">praeclare</w> <w id="4474267">consistere</w>.
<w id="4474269">Thucydides</w> <w id="4474270">autem</w> <w id="4474271">res</w> <w id="4474272">gestas</w> <w id="4474273">et</w> <w id="4474274">bella</w> <w id="4474275">narrat</w> <w id="4474276">et</w> <w id="4474277">proelia</w>,
<w id="4474279">graviter</w> <w id="4474280">sane</w> <w id="4474281">et</w> <w id="4474282">probe</w>, <w id="4474284">sed</w> <w id="4474285">nihil</w> <w id="4474286">ab</w> <w id="4474287">eo</w> <w id="4474288">transferri</w> <w id="4474289">potest</w> <w id="4474290">ad</w>
<w id="4474291">forensem</w> <w id="4474292">usum</w> <w id="4474293">et</w> <w id="4474294">publicum</w>. <w id="4474296">Ipsae</w> <w id="4474297">illae</w><ref id="n61" target="ref61" /> <w id="4474298">contiones</w> <w id="4474299">ita</w>
<w id="4474300">multas</w> <w id="4474301">habent</w> <w id="4474302">obscuras</w> <w id="4474303">abditasque</w> <w id="4474304">sententias</w> <w id="4474305">vix</w> <w id="4474306">ut</w> <w id="4474307">intellegantur</w>;
<w id="4474309">quod</w> <w id="4474310">est</w> <w id="4474311">in</w> <w id="4474312">oratione</w> <w id="4474313">civili</w> <w id="4474314">vitium</w> <w id="4474315">vel</w> <w id="4474316">maximum</w>.
<milestone n="31" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4474318">quae</w></reg> <w id="4474319">est</w> <w id="4474320">autem</w> <w id="4474321">in</w> <w id="4474322">hominibus</w> <w id="4474323">tanta</w> <w id="4474324">perversitas</w>, <w id="4474326">ut</w> <w id="4474327">inventis</w>
<w id="4474328">frugibus</w> <w id="4474329">glande</w> <w id="4474330">vescantur</w>? <reg><w id="4474331">an</w></reg> <w id="4474332">victus</w> <w id="4474333">hominum</w> <name><w id="4474334">Atheniensium</w></name>
<w id="4474335">beneficio</w> <w id="4474336">excoli</w> <w id="4474337">potuit</w>, <w id="4474339">oratio</w> <w id="4474340">non</w> <w id="4474341">potuit</w>? <reg><w id="4474342">quis</w></reg> <w id="4474343">porro</w>
<w id="4474344">umquam</w> <name><w id="4474345">Graecorum</w></name> <w id="4474346">rhetorum</w> <w id="4474347">a</w> <name><w id="4474348">Thucydide</w></name> <w id="4474349">quicquam</w> <w id="4474350">duxit</w>?
'<reg><w id="4474351">at</w></reg> <w id="4474352">laudatus</w> <w id="4474353">est</w> <w id="4474354">ab</w> <w id="4474355">omnibus</w>.' <reg><w id="4474357">fateor</w></reg>; <w id="4474359">sed</w> <w id="4474360">ita</w> <w id="4474361">ut</w> <w id="4474362">rerum</w>
<w id="4474363">explicator</w> <w id="4474364">prudens</w> <w id="4474365">severus</w> <w id="4474366">gravis</w>; <w id="4474368">non</w> <w id="4474369">ut</w> <w id="4474370">in</w> <w id="4474371">iudiciis</w> <w id="4474372">versaret</w>
<w id="4474373">causas</w>, <w id="4474375">sed</w> <w id="4474376">ut</w> <w id="4474377">in</w> <w id="4474378">historiis</w> <w id="4474379">bella</w> <w id="4474380">narraret</w>; <w id="4474382">itaque</w> <w id="4474383">numquam</w>
<w id="4474384">est</w> <w id="4474385">numeratus</w> <w id="4474386">orator</w>,
<milestone n="32" unit="section" /><w id="4474388">nec</w> <w id="4474389">vero</w>, <w id="4474391">si</w> <w id="4474392">historiam</w> <w id="4474393">non</w> <w id="4474394">scripsisset</w>,
<w id="4474396">nomen</w> <w id="4474397">eius</w> <w id="4474398">exstaret</w>, <w id="4474400">cum</w> <w id="4474401">praesertim</w> <w id="4474402">fuisset</w> <w id="4474403">honoratus</w> <w id="4474404">et</w>
<w id="4474405">nobilis</w>. <w id="4474407">Huius</w> <w id="4474408">tamen</w> <w id="4474409">nemo</w> <w id="4474410">neque</w> <w id="4474411">verborum</w> <w id="4474412">neque</w> <w id="4474413">sententiarum</w>
<w id="4474414">gravitatem</w> <w id="4474415">imitatur</w>, <w id="4474417">sed</w> <w id="4474418">cum</w> <w id="4474419">mutila</w> <w id="4474420">quaedam</w> <w id="4474421">et</w>
<w id="4474422">hiantia</w> <w id="4474423">locuti</w> <w id="4474424">sunt</w>, <w id="4474426">quae</w> <w id="4474427">vel</w> <w id="4474428">sine</w> <w id="4474429">magistro</w> <w id="4474430">facere</w> <w id="4474431">potuerunt</w>,

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<w id="4474433">germanos</w> <w id="4474434">se</w> <w id="4474435">putant</w> <w id="4474436">esse</w> <name><w id="4474437">Thucydidas</w></name>. <w id="4474439">Nactus</w> <w id="4474440">sum</w> <w id="4474441">etiam</w> <w id="4474442">qui</w>
<name><w id="4474443">Xenophontis</w></name> <w id="4474444">similem</w> <w id="4474445">esse</w> <w id="4474446">se</w> <w id="4474447">cuperet</w>, <w id="4474449">cuius</w> <w id="4474450">sermo</w> <w id="4474451">est</w> <w id="4474452">ille</w>
<w id="4474453">quidem</w> <w id="4474454">melle</w> <w id="4474455">dulcior</w>, <w id="4474457">sed</w> <w id="4474458">a</w> <w id="4474459">forensi</w> <w id="4474460">strepitu</w> <w id="4474461">remotissimus</w>.
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<p><milestone n="33" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4474463">referamus</w></reg> <w id="4474464">nos</w> <w id="4474465">igitur</w><ref id="n62" target="ref62" /> <w id="4474466">ad</w> <w id="4474467">eum</w> <w id="4474468">quem</w> <w id="4474469">volumus</w> <w id="4474470">incohandum</w>
<w id="4474471">et</w> <w id="4474472">ea</w> <w id="4474473">demum</w><ref id="n63" target="ref63" /> <w id="4474474">eloquentia</w> <w id="4474475">informandum</w> <w id="4474476">quam</w> <w id="4474477">in</w> <w id="4474478">nullo</w> <w id="4474479">cognovit</w> <name><w id="4474480">Antonius</w></name>.
<milestone n="10" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4474482">magnum</w></reg> <w id="4474483">opus</w> <w id="4474484">omnino</w> <w id="4474485">et</w> <w id="4474486">arduum</w>, <name><w id="4474488">Brute</w></name>,
<w id="4474490">conamur</w>; <w id="4474492">sed</w> <w id="4474493">nihil</w> <w id="4474494">difficile</w> <w id="4474495">amanti</w> <w id="4474496">puto</w>. <w id="4474498">Amo</w> <w id="4474499">autem</w> <w id="4474500">et</w>
<w id="4474501">semper</w> <w id="4474502">amavi</w> <w id="4474503">ingenium</w> <w id="4474504">studia</w> <w id="4474505">mores</w> <w id="4474506">tuos</w>. <w id="4474508">Incendor</w><ref id="n64" target="ref64" /> <w id="4474509">porro</w>
<w id="4474510">cotidie</w> <w id="4474511">magis</w> <w id="4474512">non</w> <w id="4474513">desiderio</w> <w id="4474514">solum</w>, <w id="4474516">quo</w> <w id="4474517">quidem</w> <w id="4474518">conficior</w>,
<w id="4474520">congressus</w> <w id="4474521">nostros</w>, <w id="4474523">consuetudinem</w> <w id="4474524">victus</w>, <w id="4474526">doctissimos</w> <w id="4474527">sermones</w>
<w id="4474528">requirens</w> <w id="4474529">tuos</w>, <w id="4474531">sed</w> <w id="4474532">etiam</w> <w id="4474533">incredibili</w> <w id="4474534">fama</w> <w id="4474535">virtutum</w>
<w id="4474536">admirabilium</w><ref id="n65" target="ref65" />, <w id="4474538">quae</w> <w id="4474539">specie</w> <w id="4474540">dispares</w> <w id="4474541">prudentia</w> <w id="4474542">coniunguntur</w>.
<milestone n="34" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4474544">quid</w></reg> <w id="4474545">enim</w> <w id="4474546">tam</w> <w id="4474547">distans</w> <w id="4474548">quam</w> <w id="4474549">a</w> <w id="4474550">severitate</w> <w id="4474551">comitas</w>? <reg><w id="4474552">quis</w></reg>
<w id="4474553">tamen</w> <w id="4474554">umquam</w> <w id="4474555">te</w> <w id="4474556">aut</w> <w id="4474557">sanctior</w> <w id="4474558">est</w> <w id="4474559">habitus</w> <w id="4474560">aut</w> <w id="4474561">dulcior</w>?
<reg><w id="4474562">quid</w></reg> <w id="4474563">tam</w> <w id="4474564">difficile</w> <w id="4474565">quam</w> <w id="4474566">in</w> <w id="4474567">plurimorum</w> <w id="4474568">controversiis</w> <w id="4474569">diiudicandis</w>
<w id="4474570">ab</w> <w id="4474571">omnibus</w> <w id="4474572">diligi</w>? <reg><w id="4474573">consequeris</w></reg> <w id="4474574">tamen</w> <w id="4474575">ut</w> <w id="4474576">eos</w> <w id="4474577">ipsos</w>
<w id="4474578">quos</w> <w id="4474579">contra</w> <w id="4474580">statuas</w> <w id="4474581">aequos</w> <w id="4474582">placatosque</w> <w id="4474583">dimittas</w>. <w id="4474585">Itaque</w>
<w id="4474586">efficis</w> <w id="4474587">ut</w>, <w id="4474589">cum</w> <w id="4474590">gratiae</w> <w id="4474591">causa</w> <w id="4474592">nihil</w> <w id="4474593">facias</w>, <w id="4474595">omnia</w> <w id="4474596">tamen</w> <w id="4474597">sint</w>
<w id="4474598">grata</w> <w id="4474599">quae</w> <w id="4474600">facis</w>. <w id="4474602">Ergo</w> <w id="4474603">omnibus</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4474604">ex</w></hi><ref id="n66" target="ref66" /> <w id="4474605">terris</w> <w id="4474606">una</w> <name><w id="4474607">Gallia</w></name> <w id="4474608">communi</w>
<w id="4474609">non</w> <w id="4474610">ardet</w> <w id="4474611">incendio</w>; <w id="4474613">in</w> <w id="4474614">qua</w> <w id="4474615">frueris</w> <w id="4474616">ipset</w> <w id="4474617">te</w><ref id="n67" target="ref67" />, <w id="4474619">cum</w><ref id="n68" target="ref68" /> <w id="4474620">in</w> <name><w id="4474621">Italiae</w></name>
<w id="4474622">luce</w><ref id="n69" target="ref69" /> <w id="4474623">cognosceris</w> <w id="4474624">versarisque</w> <w id="4474625">in</w> <w id="4474626">optimorum</w> <w id="4474627">civium</w> <w id="4474628">vel</w> <w id="4474629">flore</w>
<w id="4474630">vel</w> <w id="4474631">robore</w>. <w id="4474633">Iam</w> <w id="4474634">quantum</w><ref id="n70" target="ref70" /> <w id="4474635">illud</w> <w id="4474636">est</w>, <w id="4474638">quod</w> <w id="4474639">in</w> <w id="4474640">maximis</w> <w id="4474641">occupationibus</w>
<w id="4474642">numquam</w> <w id="4474643">intermittis</w> <w id="4474644">studia</w> <w id="4474645">doctrinae</w>, <w id="4474647">semper</w>
<w id="4474648">aut</w> <w id="4474649">ipse</w> <w id="4474650">scribis</w> <w id="4474651">aliquid</w> <w id="4474652">aut</w> <w id="4474653">me</w> <w id="4474654">vocas</w> <w id="4474655">ad</w> <w id="4474656">scribendum</w>!
<milestone n="35" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4474657">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4474658">hoc</w> <w id="4474659">sum</w> <w id="4474660">adgressus</w> <w id="4474661">statim</w> <name><w id="4474662">Catone</w></name> <w id="4474663">absoluto</w>—<w id="4474664">quem</w>
<w id="4474665">ipsum</w> <w id="4474666">numquam</w> <w id="4474667">attigissem</w> <w id="4474668">tempora</w> <w id="4474669">timens</w> <w id="4474670">inimica</w> <w id="4474671">virtuti</w>,
<w id="4474673">nisi</w> <w id="4474674">tibi</w> <w id="4474675">hortanti</w> <w id="4474676">et</w> <w id="4474677">illius</w> <w id="4474678">memoriam</w> <w id="4474679">mihi</w> <w id="4474680">caram</w> <w id="4474681">excitanti</w>
<w id="4474682">non</w> <w id="4474683">parere</w> <w id="4474684">nefas</w> <w id="4474685">esse</w> <w id="4474686">duxissem</w>—, <w id="4474688">sed</w> <w id="4474689">testificor</w> <w id="4474690">me</w> <w id="4474691">a</w> <w id="4474692">te</w> <w id="4474693">roga</w>-

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<w id="4474694">tum</w> <w id="4474695">et</w> <w id="4474696">recusantem</w><ref id="n71" target="ref71" /> <w id="4474697">haec</w> <w id="4474698">scribere</w> <w id="4474699">esse</w> <w id="4474700">ausum</w>. <w id="4474702">Volo</w> <w id="4474703">enim</w>
<w id="4474704">mihi</w> <w id="4474705">tecum</w> <w id="4474706">commune</w> <w id="4474707">esse</w> <w id="4474708">crimen</w>, <w id="4474710">ut</w>, <w id="4474712">si</w> <w id="4474713">sustinere</w> <w id="4474714">tantam</w>
<w id="4474715">quaestionem</w> <w id="4474716">non</w> <w id="4474717">potuero</w>, <w id="4474719">iniusti</w><ref id="n72" target="ref72" /> <w id="4474720">oneris</w> <w id="4474721">impositi</w> <w id="4474722">tua</w> <w id="4474723">culpa</w>
<w id="4474724">sit</w>, <w id="4474726">mea</w> <w id="4474727">recepti</w>; <w id="4474729">in</w> <w id="4474730">quo</w> <w id="4474731">tamen</w> <w id="4474732">iudici</w> <w id="4474733">nostri</w> <w id="4474734">errorem</w> <w id="4474735">laus</w>
<w id="4474736">tibi</w> <w id="4474737">dati</w> <w id="4474738">muneris</w> <w id="4474739">compensabit</w>.
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<p><milestone n="11" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="36" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4474741">sed</w></reg> <w id="4474742">in</w> <w id="4474743">omni</w> <w id="4474744">re</w> <w id="4474745">difficillimum</w> <w id="4474746">est</w> <w id="4474747">formam</w>, <w id="4474749">qui</w><ref id="n73" target="ref73" /> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4474750">χαρακτὴρ</w></foreign>
<name><w id="4474751">Graece</w></name> <w id="4474752">dicitur</w>, <w id="4474754">exponere</w> <w id="4474755">optimi</w>, <w id="4474757">quod</w> <w id="4474758">aliud</w> <w id="4474759">aliis</w> <w id="4474760">videtur</w>
<w id="4474761">optimum</w>. <w id="4474763">Ennio</w> <w id="4474764">delector</w>, <w id="4474766">ait</w> <w id="4474767">quispiam</w>, <w id="4474769">quod</w> <w id="4474770">non</w> <w id="4474771">discedit</w>
<w id="4474772">a</w> <w id="4474773">communi</w> <w id="4474774">more</w> <w id="4474775">verborum</w>; <name><w id="4474777">Pacuvio</w></name>, <w id="4474779">inquit</w> <w id="4474780">alius</w>: <w id="4474781">omnes</w>
<w id="4474782">apud</w> <w id="4474783">hunc</w> <w id="4474784">ornati</w> <w id="4474785">elaboratique</w> <w id="4474786">sunt</w> <w id="4474787">versus</w>, <w id="4474789">multo</w><ref id="n74" target="ref74" /> <w id="4474790">apud</w>
<w id="4474791">alterum</w> <w id="4474792">neglegentius</w>; <w id="4474794">fac</w> <w id="4474795">alium</w> <name><w id="4474796">Accio</w></name>; <w id="4474798">varia</w> <w id="4474799">enim</w> <w id="4474800">sunt</w>
<w id="4474801">iudicia</w>, <w id="4474803">ut</w> <w id="4474804">in</w> <name><w id="4474805">Graecis</w></name>, <w id="4474807">nec</w> <w id="4474808">facilis</w> <w id="4474809">explicatio</w> <w id="4474810">quae</w> <w id="4474811">forma</w>
<w id="4474812">maxime</w> <w id="4474813">excellat</w>. <w id="4474815">In</w> <w id="4474816">picturis</w> <w id="4474817">alios</w><ref id="n75" target="ref75" /> <w id="4474818">horrida</w> <w id="4474819">inculta</w>, <w id="4474821">abdita</w>
<w id="4474822">et</w> <w id="4474823">opaca</w>, <w id="4474825">contra</w> <w id="4474826">alios</w> <w id="4474827">nitida</w> <w id="4474828">laeta</w> <w id="4474829">conlustrata</w> <w id="4474830">delectant</w><ref id="n76" target="ref76" />.
<w id="4474832">Quid</w> <w id="4474833">est</w> <w id="4474834">quo</w> <w id="4474835">praescriptum</w><ref id="n77" target="ref77" /> <w id="4474836">aliquod</w> <w id="4474837">aut</w> <w id="4474838">formulam</w> <w id="4474839">exprimas</w>,
<w id="4474841">cum</w> <w id="4474842">in</w> <w id="4474843">suo</w> <w id="4474844">quidque</w><ref id="n78" target="ref78" /> <w id="4474845">genere</w> <w id="4474846">praestet</w> <w id="4474847">et</w> <w id="4474848">genera</w> <w id="4474849">plum</w> <w id="4474850">sint</w>?
<reg><w id="4474851">hac</w></reg> <w id="4474852">ego</w> <w id="4474853">religione</w> <w id="4474854">non</w> <w id="4474855">sum</w> <w id="4474856">ab</w> <w id="4474857">hoc</w> <w id="4474858">conatu</w> <w id="4474859">repulsus</w> <w id="4474860">existimavique</w>
<w id="4474861">in</w> <w id="4474862">omnibus</w> <w id="4474863">rebus</w> <w id="4474864">esse</w> <w id="4474865">aliquid</w> <w id="4474866">optimum</w>, <w id="4474868">etiam</w> <w id="4474869">si</w>
<w id="4474870">lateret</w>, <w id="4474872">idque</w> <w id="4474873">ab</w> <w id="4474874">eo</w> <w id="4474875">posse</w> <w id="4474876">qui</w> <w id="4474877">eius</w> <w id="4474878">rei</w> <w id="4474879">gnarus</w> <w id="4474880">esset</w> <w id="4474881">iudicari</w>.
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<p><milestone n="37" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4474883">sed</w></reg> <w id="4474884">quoniam</w> <w id="4474885">plura</w> <w id="4474886">sunt</w> <w id="4474887">orationum</w> <w id="4474888">genera</w> <w id="4474889">eaque</w> <w id="4474890">diversa</w>
<w id="4474891">neque</w> <w id="4474892">in</w> <w id="4474893">unam</w> <w id="4474894">formam</w> <w id="4474895">cadunt</w> <w id="4474896">omnia</w>, <w id="4474898">laudationum</w> <del><w id="4474899">scriptionum</w></del>
<w id="4474900">et</w> <w id="4474901">historiarum</w> <w id="4474902">et</w> <w id="4474903">talium</w> <w id="4474904">suasionum</w>, <w id="4474906">qualem</w> <name><w id="4474907">Isocrates</w></name>
<w id="4474908">fecit</w> <name><w id="4474909">Panegyricum</w></name> <w id="4474910">multique</w> <w id="4474911">alii</w> <w id="4474912">qui</w> <w id="4474913">sunt</w> <w id="4474914">nominati</w> <w id="4474915">sophistae</w>,
<w id="4474917">reliquarumque</w> <w id="4474918">scriptionum</w><ref id="n79" target="ref79" /> <del><w id="4474919">rerum</w><ref id="n80" target="ref80" /></del> <w id="4474920">formam</w>, <w id="4474922">quae</w> <w id="4474923">absunt</w>
<w id="4474924">a</w> <w id="4474925">forensi</w> <w id="4474926">contentione</w> <w id="4474927">eiusque</w> <w id="4474928">totius</w> <w id="4474929">generis</w> <w id="4474930">quod</w> <name><w id="4474931">Graece</w></name>
<foreign lang="greek"><w id="4474932">ἐπιδεικτικὸν</w></foreign> <w id="4474933">nominatur</w>, <w id="4474935">quia</w><ref id="n81" target="ref81" /> <w id="4474936">quasi</w> <w id="4474937">ad</w> <w id="4474938">inspiciendum</w> <w id="4474939">delectationis</w>
<w id="4474940">causa</w> <w id="4474941">comparatum</w> <w id="4474942">est</w>, <w id="4474944">non</w> <w id="4474945">complectar</w> <w id="4474946">hoc</w> <w id="4474947">tempore</w>;
<w id="4474949">non</w> <w id="4474950">quo</w> <w id="4474951">neglegenda</w> <w id="4474952">sit</w>; <w id="4474954">est</w> <w id="4474955">enim</w> <w id="4474956">illa</w> <w id="4474957">quasi</w> <w id="4474958">nutrix</w> <w id="4474959">eius</w>

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<w id="4474960">oratoris</w> <w id="4474961">quem</w> <w id="4474962">informare</w> <w id="4474963">volumus</w> <w id="4474964">et</w> <w id="4474965">de</w> <w id="4474966">quo</w> <w id="4474967">molimur</w> <w id="4474968">aliquid</w>
<w id="4474969">exquisitius</w> <w id="4474970">dicere</w>.
<milestone n="12" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4474972">ab</w></reg> <w id="4474973">hac</w> <w id="4474974">et</w> <w id="4474975">verborum</w> <w id="4474976">copia</w> <w id="4474977">alitur</w> <w id="4474978">et</w>
<w id="4474979">eorum</w> <w id="4474980">constructio</w> <w id="4474981">et</w> <w id="4474982">numerus</w> <w id="4474983">liberiore</w> <w id="4474984">quadam</w> <w id="4474985">fruitur</w>
<w id="4474986">licentia</w>.
<milestone n="38" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4474988">datur</w></reg> <w id="4474989">etiam</w> <w id="4474990">venia</w> <w id="4474991">concinnitati</w> <w id="4474992">sententiarum</w> <w id="4474993">et</w>
<w id="4474994">arguti</w><ref id="n82" target="ref82" /> <w id="4474995">certique</w> <w id="4474996">et</w> <w id="4474997">circumscripti</w> <w id="4474998">verborum</w> <w id="4474999">ambitus</w> <w id="4475000">conceduntur</w>,
<w id="4475002">de</w> <w id="4475003">industriaque</w> <w id="4475004">non</w> <w id="4475005">ex</w><ref id="n83" target="ref83" /> <w id="4475006">insidiis</w> <w id="4475007">sed</w> <w id="4475008">aperte</w> <w id="4475009">ac</w> <w id="4475010">palam</w>
<w id="4475011">elaboratur</w>, <w id="4475013">ut</w> <w id="4475014">verba</w> <w id="4475015">verbis</w> <w id="4475016">quasi</w> <w id="4475017">demensa</w><ref id="n84" target="ref84" /> <w id="4475018">et</w> <w id="4475019">paria</w> <w id="4475020">respondeant</w>, <w id="4475022">ut</w> <w id="4475023">crebro</w> <w id="4475024">conferantur</w> <w id="4475025">pugnantia</w> <w id="4475026">comparenturque</w><ref id="n85" target="ref85" />
<w id="4475027">contraria</w> <w id="4475028">et</w> <w id="4475029">ut</w><ref id="n86" target="ref86" /> <w id="4475030">pariter</w> <w id="4475031">extrema</w> <w id="4475032">terminentur</w> <w id="4475033">eundemque</w>
<w id="4475034">referant</w> <w id="4475035">in</w> <w id="4475036">cadendo</w> <w id="4475037">sonum</w>; <w id="4475039">quae</w> <w id="4475040">in</w> <w id="4475041">veritate</w> <w id="4475042">causarum</w> <w id="4475043">et</w>
<w id="4475044">rarius</w> <w id="4475045">multo</w> <w id="4475046">facimus</w> <w id="4475047">et</w> <w id="4475048">certe</w> <w id="4475049">occultius</w>. <w id="4475051">In</w> <name><w id="4475052">Panathenaico</w></name>
<w id="4475053">autem</w> <name><w id="4475054">Isocrates</w></name> <w id="4475055">ea</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4475056">se</w></hi><ref id="n87" target="ref87" /> <w id="4475057">studiose</w> <w id="4475058">consectatum</w> <w id="4475059">fatetur</w>; <w id="4475061">non</w>
<w id="4475062">enim</w> <w id="4475063">ad</w> <w id="4475064">iudiciorum</w> <w id="4475065">certamen</w>, <w id="4475067">sed</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4475068">ad</w></hi><ref id="n88" target="ref88" /> <w id="4475069">voluptatem</w> <w id="4475070">aurium</w>
<w id="4475071">scripserat</w>.
<milestone n="39" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4475073">haec</w></reg> <w id="4475074">tractasse</w> <name><w id="4475075">Thrasymachum</w></name> <name><w id="4475076">Calchedonium</w></name>
<w id="4475077">primum</w> <w id="4475078">et</w> <name><w id="4475079">Leontinum</w></name> <w id="4475080">ferunt</w> <name><w id="4475081">Gorgiam</w></name>, <name><w id="4475083">Theodorum</w></name> <w id="4475084">inde</w>
<name><w id="4475085">Byzantium</w></name> <w id="4475086">multosque</w> <w id="4475087">alios</w>, <w id="4475089">quos</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4475090">λογοδαιδάλους</w></foreign> <w id="4475091">appellat</w> <w id="4475092">in</w>
<name><w id="4475093">Phaedro</w></name> <name><w id="4475094">Socrates</w></name>; <w id="4475096">quorum</w> <w id="4475097">satis</w> <w id="4475098">arguta</w> <w id="4475099">multa</w>, <w id="4475101">sed</w> <w id="4475102">ut</w> <w id="4475103">modo</w>
<w id="4475104">primumque</w> <w id="4475105">nascentia</w> <w id="4475106">minuta</w> <w id="4475107">et</w> <w id="4475108">versiculorum</w> <w id="4475109">similia</w> <w id="4475110">quaedam</w> <w id="4475111">nimiumque</w> <w id="4475112">depicta</w>. <w id="4475114">Quo</w> <w id="4475115">magis</w> <w id="4475116">sunt</w> <name><w id="4475117">Herodotus</w></name>
<name><w id="4475118">Thucydidesque</w></name> <w id="4475119">mirabiles</w>; <w id="4475121">quorum</w> <w id="4475122">aetas</w> <w id="4475123">cum</w> <w id="4475124">in</w> <w id="4475125">eorum</w>
<w id="4475126">tempora</w> <w id="4475127">quos</w> <w id="4475128">nominavi</w> <w id="4475129">incidisset</w>, <w id="4475131">longissime</w> <w id="4475132">tamen</w> <w id="4475133">ipsi</w>
<w id="4475134">a</w> <w id="4475135">talibus</w> <w id="4475136">deliciis</w> <w id="4475137">vel</w> <w id="4475138">potius</w> <w id="4475139">ineptiis</w> <w id="4475140">afuerunt</w>. <w id="4475142">Alter</w> <w id="4475143">enim</w>
<w id="4475144">sine</w> <w id="4475145">ullis</w> <w id="4475146">salebris</w> <w id="4475147">quasi</w> <w id="4475148">sedatus</w> <w id="4475149">amnis</w> <w id="4475150">fluit</w>, <w id="4475152">alter</w> <w id="4475153">incitatior</w>
<w id="4475154">fertur</w> <w id="4475155">et</w> <w id="4475156">de</w> <w id="4475157">bellicis</w> <w id="4475158">rebus</w> <w id="4475159">canit</w> <w id="4475160">etiam</w> <w id="4475161">quodam</w> <w id="4475162">modo</w> <w id="4475163">bellicum</w>;
<w id="4475165">primisque</w> <w id="4475166">ab</w> <w id="4475167">his</w>, <w id="4475169">ut</w> <w id="4475170">ait</w> <name><w id="4475171">Theophrastus</w></name>, <w id="4475173">historia</w> <w id="4475174">commota</w>
<w id="4475175">est</w>, <w id="4475177">ut</w> <w id="4475178">auderet</w> <w id="4475179">uberius</w> <w id="4475180">quam</w> <w id="4475181">superiores</w> <w id="4475182">et</w> <w id="4475183">ornatius</w>
<w id="4475184">dicere</w>.
<milestone n="13" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="40" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4475186">horum</w></reg> <w id="4475187">aetati</w> <w id="4475188">successit</w> <name><w id="4475189">Isocrates</w></name>, <w id="4475191">qui</w> <w id="4475192">praeter</w>
<w id="4475193">ceteros</w> <w id="4475194">eiusdem</w> <w id="4475195">generis</w> <w id="4475196">laudatur</w> <w id="4475197">semper</w> <w id="4475198">a</w> <w id="4475199">nobis</w>, <w id="4475201">non</w> <w id="4475202">numquam</w>,
<name><w id="4475204">Brute</w></name>, <w id="4475206">leniter</w> <w id="4475207">et</w> <w id="4475208">erudite</w> <w id="4475209">repugnante</w> <w id="4475210">te</w>; <w id="4475212">sed</w> <w id="4475213">concedas</w><ref id="n89" target="ref89" />
<w id="4475214">mihi</w> <w id="4475215">fortasse</w>, <w id="4475217">si</w> <w id="4475218">quid</w> <w id="4475219">in</w> <w id="4475220">eo</w> <w id="4475221">laudem</w> <w id="4475222">cognoveris</w>. <w id="4475224">Nam</w> <w id="4475225">cum</w>

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<w id="4475226">concisus</w> <w id="4475227">ei</w> <name><w id="4475228">Thrasymachus</w></name> <w id="4475229">minutis</w> <w id="4475230">numeris</w> <w id="4475231">videretur</w> <w id="4475232">et</w>
<name><w id="4475233">Gorgias</w></name>, <w id="4475235">qui</w> <w id="4475236">tamen</w> <w id="4475237">primi</w> <w id="4475238">traduntur</w> <w id="4475239">arte</w> <w id="4475240">quadam</w> <w id="4475241">verba</w>
<w id="4475242">iunxisse</w><ref id="n90" target="ref90" />, <name><w id="4475244">Theodorus</w></name><ref id="n91" target="ref91" /> <w id="4475245">autem</w> <w id="4475246">praefractior</w> <w id="4475247">nec</w> <w id="4475248">satis</w>, <w id="4475250">ut</w> <w id="4475251">ita</w>
<w id="4475252">dicam</w>, <w id="4475254">rotundus</w>, <w id="4475256">primus</w> <w id="4475257">instituit</w> <w id="4475258">dilatare</w> <w id="4475259">verbis</w> <w id="4475260">et</w> <w id="4475261">mollioribus</w>
<w id="4475262">numeris</w> <w id="4475263">explere</w> <w id="4475264">sententias</w>; <w id="4475266">in</w> <w id="4475267">quo</w> <w id="4475268">cum</w> <w id="4475269">doceret</w> <w id="4475270">eos</w>
<w id="4475271">qui</w> <w id="4475272">partim</w> <w id="4475273">in</w> <w id="4475274">dicendo</w> <w id="4475275">partim</w> <w id="4475276">in</w> <w id="4475277">scribendo</w> <w id="4475278">principes</w> <w id="4475279">exstiterunt</w>,
<w id="4475281">domus</w> <w id="4475282">eius</w> <w id="4475283">officina</w> <w id="4475284">habita</w> <w id="4475285">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4475286">est</w>.
<milestone n="41" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4475288">itaque</w></reg>
<w id="4475289">ut</w> <w id="4475290">ego</w>, <w id="4475292">cum</w> <w id="4475293">a</w> <w id="4475294">nostro</w> <name><w id="4475295">Catone</w></name> <w id="4475296">laudabar</w>, <w id="4475298">vel</w> <w id="4475299">reprehendi</w> <w id="4475300">me</w>
<w id="4475301">a</w> <w id="4475302">ceteris</w> <w id="4475303">facile</w> <w id="4475304">patiebar</w>, <w id="4475306">sic</w> <name><w id="4475307">Isocrates</w></name> <w id="4475308">videtur</w> <w id="4475309">testimonio</w><ref id="n92" target="ref92" />
<name><w id="4475310">Platonis</w></name> <w id="4475311">aliorum</w> <w id="4475312">iudicia</w> <w id="4475313">debere</w> <w id="4475314">contemnere</w>. <w id="4475316">Est</w> <w id="4475317">enim</w>, <w id="4475319">ut</w>
<w id="4475320">scis</w>, <w id="4475322">quasi</w> <w id="4475323">in</w> <w id="4475324">extrema</w> <w id="4475325">pagina</w> <name><w id="4475326">Phaedri</w></name> <w id="4475327">his</w> <w id="4475328">ipsis</w> <w id="4475329">verbis</w>
<w id="4475330">loquens</w> <name><w id="4475331">Socrates</w></name>: <name><w id="4475332">Adulescens</w></name> <w id="4475333">etiam</w> <w id="4475334">nunc</w>, <w id="4475336">o</w> <name><w id="4475337">Phaedre</w></name>,
<name><w id="4475339">Isocrates</w></name> <w id="4475340">est</w>, <w id="4475342">sed</w> <w id="4475343">quid</w> <w id="4475344">de</w> <w id="4475345">illo</w> <w id="4475346">augurer</w> <w id="4475347">libet</w> <w id="4475348">dicere</w>. <w id="4475350">Quid</w>
<w id="4475351">tandem</w>? <w id="4475352">inquit</w> <w id="4475353">ille</w>. <w id="4475355">Maiore</w> <w id="4475356">mihi</w> <w id="4475357">ingenio</w> <w id="4475358">videtur</w> <w id="4475359">esse</w>
<w id="4475360">quam</w> <w id="4475361">ut</w> <w id="4475362">cum</w> <w id="4475363">orationibus</w> <name><w id="4475364">Lysiae</w></name> <w id="4475365">comparetur</w>, <w id="4475367">praeterea</w> <w id="4475368">ad</w>
<w id="4475369">virtutem</w> <w id="4475370">maior</w> <w id="4475371">indoles</w>; <w id="4475373">ut</w> <w id="4475374">minime</w> <w id="4475375">mirum</w> <w id="4475376">futurum</w> <w id="4475377">sit</w> <w id="4475378">si</w>,
<w id="4475380">cum</w> <w id="4475381">aetate</w> <w id="4475382">processerit</w>, <w id="4475384">aut</w> <w id="4475385">in</w> <w id="4475386">hoc</w> <w id="4475387">orationum</w> <w id="4475388">genere</w> <w id="4475389">cui</w>
<w id="4475390">nunc</w> <w id="4475391">studet</w> <w id="4475392">tantum</w> <w id="4475393">quantum</w> <w id="4475394">pueris</w> <w id="4475395">reliquis</w> <w id="4475396">praestet</w> <w id="4475397">omnibus</w>
<w id="4475398">qui</w> <w id="4475399">umquam</w> <w id="4475400">orationes</w> <w id="4475401">attigerunt</w> <w id="4475402">aut</w>, <w id="4475404">si</w> <w id="4475405">contentus</w> <w id="4475406">his</w>
<w id="4475407">non</w> <w id="4475408">fuerit</w>, <w id="4475410">divino</w> <w id="4475411">aliquo</w> <w id="4475412">animi</w> <w id="4475413">motu</w> <w id="4475414">maiora</w> <w id="4475415">concupiscat</w>;
<w id="4475417">inest</w> <w id="4475418">enim</w> <w id="4475419">natura</w> <w id="4475420">philosophia</w><ref id="n93" target="ref93" /> <w id="4475421">in</w> <w id="4475422">huius</w> <w id="4475423">viri</w> <w id="4475424">mente</w> <w id="4475425">quaedam</w>.
<milestone n="42" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4475427">haec</w></reg> <w id="4475428">de</w> <w id="4475429">adulescente</w> <name><w id="4475430">Socrates</w></name> <w id="4475431">auguratur</w><ref id="n94" target="ref94" />. <w id="4475433">At</w> <w id="4475434">ea</w> <w id="4475435">de</w> <w id="4475436">seniore</w>
<w id="4475437">scribit</w> <name><w id="4475438">Plato</w></name> <w id="4475439">et</w> <w id="4475440">scribit</w> <w id="4475441">aequalis</w> <w id="4475442">et</w> <w id="4475443">quidem</w> <w id="4475444">exagitator</w> <w id="4475445">omnium</w>
<w id="4475446">rhetorum</w> <w id="4475447">hunc</w> <w id="4475448">miratur</w> <w id="4475449">unum</w>; <w id="4475451">me</w> <w id="4475452">autem</w> <w id="4475453">qui</w> <name><w id="4475454">Isocratem</w></name>
<w id="4475455">non</w> <w id="4475456">diligunt</w> <w id="4475457">una</w> <w id="4475458">cum</w> <name><w id="4475459">Socrate</w></name> <w id="4475460">et</w> <w id="4475461">cum</w> <name><w id="4475462">Platone</w></name> <w id="4475463">errare</w> <w id="4475464">patiantur</w>. <w id="4475466">Dulce</w> <w id="4475467">igitur</w> <w id="4475468">orationis</w> <w id="4475469">genus</w> <w id="4475470">et</w> <w id="4475471">solutum</w> <w id="4475472">et</w> <w id="4475473">fluens</w><ref id="n95" target="ref95" />,
<w id="4475475">sententiis</w> <w id="4475476">argutum</w>, <w id="4475478">verbis</w> <w id="4475479">sonans</w> <w id="4475480">est</w> <w id="4475481">in</w> <w id="4475482">illo</w> <w id="4475483">epidictico</w>
<w id="4475484">genere</w> <w id="4475485">quod</w> <w id="4475486">diximus</w> <w id="4475487">proprium</w> <w id="4475488">sophistarum</w>, <w id="4475490">pompae</w> <w id="4475491">quam</w>
<w id="4475492">pugnae</w> <w id="4475493">aptius</w>, <w id="4475495">gymnasiis</w> <w id="4475496">et</w> <w id="4475497">palaestrae</w> <w id="4475498">dicatum</w>, <w id="4475500">spretum</w> <w id="4475501">et</w>
<w id="4475502">pulsum</w> <w id="4475503">foro</w>. <w id="4475505">Sed</w> <w id="4475506">quod</w> <w id="4475507">educata</w> <w id="4475508">huius</w> <w id="4475509">nutrimentis</w> <w id="4475510">elo</w>-

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<w id="4475511">quentia</w> <del><w id="4475512">est</w><ref id="n96" target="ref96" /></del> <w id="4475513">ipsa</w> <w id="4475514">se</w> <w id="4475515">postea</w> <w id="4475516">colorat</w> <w id="4475517">et</w> <w id="4475518">roborat</w>, <w id="4475520">non</w> <w id="4475521">alienum</w>
<w id="4475522">fuit</w> <w id="4475523">de</w> <w id="4475524">oratoris</w> <w id="4475525">quasi</w> <w id="4475526">incunabulis</w> <w id="4475527">dicere</w>. <w id="4475529">Verum</w> <w id="4475530">haec</w>
<w id="4475531">ludorum</w> <w id="4475532">atque</w> <w id="4475533">pompae</w>; <w id="4475535">nos</w> <w id="4475536">autem</w> <w id="4475537">iam</w><ref id="n97" target="ref97" /> <w id="4475538">in</w> <w id="4475539">aciem</w> <w id="4475540">dimicationemque</w> <w id="4475541">veniamus</w>.
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<p><milestone n="14" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="43" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4475543">quoniam</w></reg> <w id="4475544">tria</w> <w id="4475545">videnda</w> <w id="4475546">sunt</w> <w id="4475547">oratori</w>: <w id="4475548">quid</w> <w id="4475549">dicat</w> <w id="4475550">et</w> <w id="4475551">quo</w>
<w id="4475552">quidque</w> <w id="4475553">loco</w> <w id="4475554">et</w> <w id="4475555">quo</w> <w id="4475556">modo</w>, <w id="4475558">dicendum</w> <w id="4475559">omnino</w> <w id="4475560">est</w> <w id="4475561">quid</w> <w id="4475562">sit</w>
<w id="4475563">optimum</w> <w id="4475564">in</w> <w id="4475565">singulis</w>, <w id="4475567">sed</w> <w id="4475568">aliquanto</w> <w id="4475569">secus</w> <w id="4475570">atque</w> <w id="4475571">in</w> <w id="4475572">tradenda</w>
<w id="4475573">arte</w> <w id="4475574">dici</w> <w id="4475575">solet</w>. <w id="4475577">Nulla</w> <w id="4475578">praecepta</w> <w id="4475579">ponemus</w>, <w id="4475581">neque</w> <w id="4475582">enim</w> <w id="4475583">id</w>
<w id="4475584">suscepimus</w>, <w id="4475586">sed</w> <w id="4475587">excellentis</w> <w id="4475588">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4475589">speciem</w> <w id="4475590">et</w> <w id="4475591">formam</w>
<w id="4475592">adumbrabimus</w>; <w id="4475594">nec</w> <w id="4475595">quibus</w> <w id="4475596">rebus</w> <w id="4475597">ea</w> <w id="4475598">paretur</w> <w id="4475599">exponemus</w>,
<w id="4475601">sed</w> <w id="4475602">qualis</w> <w id="4475603">nobis</w> <w id="4475604">esse</w> <w id="4475605">videatur</w>.
<milestone n="44" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4475607">ac</w></reg> <w id="4475608">duo</w> <w id="4475609">breviter</w> <w id="4475610">prima</w>;
<w id="4475612">sunt</w> <w id="4475613">enim</w> <w id="4475614">non</w> <w id="4475615">tam</w> <w id="4475616">insignia</w> <w id="4475617">ad</w> <w id="4475618">maximam</w> <w id="4475619">laudem</w> <w id="4475620">quam</w>
<w id="4475621">necessaria</w> <w id="4475622">et</w> <w id="4475623">tamen</w><ref id="n98" target="ref98" /> <w id="4475624">cum</w> <w id="4475625">multis</w> <w id="4475626">paene</w> <w id="4475627">communia</w>.
</p>
<p><reg><w id="4475629">nam</w></reg> <w id="4475630">et</w> <w id="4475631">invenire</w> <w id="4475632">et</w> <w id="4475633">iudicare</w> <w id="4475634">quid</w> <w id="4475635">dicas</w> <w id="4475636">magna</w> <w id="4475637">illa</w> <w id="4475638">quidem</w>
<w id="4475639">sunt</w> <w id="4475640">et</w> <w id="4475641">tamquam</w> <w id="4475642">animi</w> <w id="4475643">instar</w> <w id="4475644">in</w> <w id="4475645">corpore</w>, <w id="4475647">sed</w> <w id="4475648">propria</w> <w id="4475649">magis</w>
<w id="4475650">prudentiae</w> <w id="4475651">quam</w> <w id="4475652">eloquentiae</w>: <w id="4475653">qua</w> <w id="4475654">tamen</w> <w id="4475655">in</w> <w id="4475656">causa</w> <w id="4475657">est</w>
<w id="4475658">vacua</w> <w id="4475659">prudentia</w><ref id="n99" target="ref99" />? <reg><w id="4475660">noverit</w></reg> <w id="4475661">igitur</w> <w id="4475662">hic</w> <w id="4475663">quidem</w> <w id="4475664">orator</w>, <w id="4475666">quem</w>
<w id="4475667">summum</w> <w id="4475668">esse</w> <w id="4475669">volumus</w>, <w id="4475671">argumentorum</w> <w id="4475672">et</w> <w id="4475673">rationum</w> <w id="4475674">locos</w>.
<milestone n="45" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4475676">nam</w></reg> <w id="4475677">quoniam</w><ref id="n100" target="ref100" />, <w id="4475679">quicquid</w> <w id="4475680">est</w> <w id="4475681">quod</w> <w id="4475682">in</w> <w id="4475683">controversia</w> <w id="4475684">aut</w> <w id="4475685">in</w>
<w id="4475686">contentione</w> <w id="4475687">versetur</w>, <w id="4475689">in</w> <w id="4475690">eo</w> <w id="4475691">aut</w> <w id="4475692">sitne</w> <w id="4475693">aut</w> <w id="4475694">quid</w> <w id="4475695">sit</w> <w id="4475696">aut</w> <w id="4475697">quale</w>
<w id="4475698">sit</w> <w id="4475699">quaeritur</w>:—<w id="4475700">sitne</w>, <w id="4475702">signis</w>; <w id="4475704">quid</w> <w id="4475705">sit</w>, <w id="4475707">definitionibus</w>; <w id="4475709">quale</w>
<w id="4475710">sit</w>, <w id="4475712">recti</w> <w id="4475713">pravique</w> <w id="4475714">partibus</w>; <w id="4475716">quibus</w> <w id="4475717">ut</w> <w id="4475718">uti</w> <w id="4475719">possit</w> <w id="4475720">orator</w>, <w id="4475722">non</w>
<w id="4475723">ille</w> <w id="4475724">vulgaris</w> <w id="4475725">sed</w> <w id="4475726">hic</w> <w id="4475727">excellens</w>, <w id="4475729">a</w> <w id="4475730">propriis</w> <w id="4475731">personis</w> <w id="4475732">et</w> <w id="4475733">temporibus</w>
<w id="4475734">semper</w>, <w id="4475736">si</w> <w id="4475737">potest</w>, <w id="4475739">avocet</w><ref id="n101" target="ref101" /> <w id="4475740">controversiam</w>; <w id="4475742">latius</w> <w id="4475743">enim</w>
<w id="4475744">de</w> <w id="4475745">genere</w> <w id="4475746">quam</w> <w id="4475747">de</w> <w id="4475748">parte</w> <w id="4475749">disceptare</w> <w id="4475750">licet</w>, <w id="4475752">ut</w> <w id="4475753">quod</w> <w id="4475754">in</w>
<w id="4475755">universo</w> <w id="4475756">sit</w> <w id="4475757">probatum</w> <w id="4475758">id</w> <w id="4475759">in</w> <w id="4475760">parte</w> <w id="4475761">sit</w> <w id="4475762">probari</w> <w id="4475763">necesse</w>;—
<milestone n="46" unit="section" /><w id="4475765">haec</w> <w id="4475766">igitur</w> <w id="4475767">quaestio</w> <w id="4475768">a</w> <w id="4475769">propriis</w> <w id="4475770">personis</w> <w id="4475771">et</w> <w id="4475772">temporibus</w> <w id="4475773">ad</w>
<w id="4475774">universi</w> <w id="4475775">generis</w> <w id="4475776">rationem</w><ref id="n102" target="ref102" /> <w id="4475777">traducta</w> <w id="4475778">appellatur</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4475779">θέσις</w></foreign>. <w id="4475781">In</w>
<w id="4475782">hac</w> <name><w id="4475783">Aristoteles</w></name> <w id="4475784">adulescentis</w> <w id="4475785">non</w> <w id="4475786">ad</w> <w id="4475787">philosophorum</w> <w id="4475788">morem</w>

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<w id="4475789">tenuiter</w> <w id="4475790">disserendi</w>, <w id="4475792">sed</w> <w id="4475793">ad</w> <w id="4475794">copiam</w> <w id="4475795">rhetorum</w> <w id="4475796">in</w> <w id="4475797">utramque</w>
<w id="4475798">partem</w><ref id="n103" target="ref103" />, <w id="4475800">ut</w> <w id="4475801">ornatius</w> <w id="4475802">et</w> <w id="4475803">uberius</w> <w id="4475804">dici</w> <w id="4475805">posset</w><ref id="n104" target="ref104" />, <w id="4475807">exercuit</w>; <w id="4475809">idemque</w>
<w id="4475810">locos</w>—<w id="4475811">sic</w> <w id="4475812">enim</w> <w id="4475813">appellat</w>—<w id="4475814">quasi</w> <w id="4475815">argumentorum</w> <w id="4475816">notas</w>
<w id="4475817">tradidit</w> <w id="4475818">unde</w> <w id="4475819">omnis</w> <w id="4475820">in</w> <w id="4475821">utramque</w> <w id="4475822">partem</w> <w id="4475823">traheretur</w> <w id="4475824">oratio</w>.
<milestone n="15" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="47" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4475826">faciet</w></reg><ref id="n105" target="ref105" /> <w id="4475827">igitur</w> <w id="4475828">hic</w> <w id="4475829">noster</w>—<w id="4475830">non</w> <w id="4475831">enim</w> <w id="4475832">declamatorem</w> <w id="4475833">aliquem</w>
<w id="4475834">de</w> <w id="4475835">ludo</w> <w id="4475836">aut</w> <w id="4475837">rabulam</w> <w id="4475838">de</w> <w id="4475839">foro</w>, <w id="4475841">sed</w> <w id="4475842">doctissimum</w> <w id="4475843">et</w> <w id="4475844">perfectissimum</w>
<w id="4475845">quaerimus</w>—, <w id="4475847">ut</w>, <w id="4475849">quoniam</w> <w id="4475850">loci</w> <w id="4475851">certi</w> <w id="4475852">traduntur</w>, <w id="4475854">percurrat</w>
<w id="4475855">omnis</w>, <w id="4475857">utatur</w> <w id="4475858">aptis</w>, <w id="4475860">generatim</w> <w id="4475861">dicat</w>; <w id="4475863">ex</w> <w id="4475864">quo</w> <w id="4475865">emanent</w><ref id="n106" target="ref106" />
<w id="4475866">etiam</w> <w id="4475867">qui</w> <w id="4475868">communes</w> <w id="4475869">appellantur</w> <w id="4475870">loci</w>. <w id="4475872">Nec</w> <w id="4475873">vero</w> <w id="4475874">utetur</w>
<w id="4475875">imprudenter</w> <w id="4475876">hac</w> <w id="4475877">copia</w>, <w id="4475879">sed</w> <w id="4475880">omnia</w> <w id="4475881">expendet</w> <w id="4475882">et</w> <w id="4475883">seliget</w>; <w id="4475885">non</w>
<w id="4475886">enim</w> <w id="4475887">semper</w> <w id="4475888">nec</w> <w id="4475889">in</w> <w id="4475890">omnibus</w> <w id="4475891">causis</w> <w id="4475892">ex</w> <w id="4475893">isdem</w><ref id="n107" target="ref107" /> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4475894">locis</w> <w id="4475895">eadem</w></hi>
<w id="4475896">argumentorum</w> <w id="4475897">momenta</w><ref id="n108" target="ref108" /> <w id="4475898">sunt</w>.
<milestone n="48" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4475900">iudicium</w></reg> <w id="4475901">igitur</w> <w id="4475902">adhibebit</w>
<w id="4475903">nec</w> <w id="4475904">inveniet</w> <w id="4475905">solum</w> <w id="4475906">quid</w> <w id="4475907">dicat</w> <w id="4475908">sed</w> <w id="4475909">etiam</w> <w id="4475910">expendet</w>. <w id="4475912">Nihil</w>
<w id="4475913">enim</w> <w id="4475914">est</w> <w id="4475915">feracius</w> <w id="4475916">ingeniis</w>, <w id="4475918">eis</w> <w id="4475919">praesertim</w> <w id="4475920">quae</w> <w id="4475921">disciplinis</w>
<w id="4475922">exculta</w> <w id="4475923">sunt</w>. <w id="4475925">Sed</w> <w id="4475926">ut</w> <w id="4475927">segetes</w> <w id="4475928">fecundae</w> <w id="4475929">et</w> <w id="4475930">uberes</w> <w id="4475931">non</w> <w id="4475932">solum</w>
<w id="4475933">fruges</w> <w id="4475934">verum</w> <w id="4475935">herbas</w> <w id="4475936">etiam</w> <w id="4475937">effundunt</w> <w id="4475938">inimicissimas</w> <w id="4475939">frugibus</w>,
<w id="4475941">sic</w> <w id="4475942">interdum</w> <w id="4475943">ex</w> <w id="4475944">illis</w> <w id="4475945">locis</w> <w id="4475946">aut</w> <w id="4475947">levia</w> <w id="4475948">quaedam</w> <w id="4475949">aut</w> <w id="4475950">causis</w>
<w id="4475951">aliena</w> <w id="4475952">aut</w> <w id="4475953">non</w> <w id="4475954">utilia</w> <w id="4475955">gignuntur</w>. <w id="4475957">Quorum</w> <w id="4475958">ab</w> <w id="4475959">oratoris</w> <w id="4475960">iudicio</w>
<w id="4475961">dilectus</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4475962">nisi</w></hi><ref id="n109" target="ref109" /> <w id="4475963">magnus</w> <w id="4475964">adhibebitur</w>,
<milestone n="49" unit="section" /><w id="4475966">quonam</w> <w id="4475967">modo</w> <w id="4475968">ille</w> <w id="4475969">in</w>
<w id="4475970">bonis</w> <w id="4475971">haerebit</w> <w id="4475972">et</w> <w id="4475973">habitabit</w> <w id="4475974">suis</w> <w id="4475975">aut</w> <w id="4475976">molliet</w> <w id="4475977">dura</w> <w id="4475978">aut</w> <w id="4475979">occultabit</w>
<w id="4475980">quae</w> <w id="4475981">dilui</w> <w id="4475982">non</w> <w id="4475983">poterunt</w> <w id="4475984">atque</w> <w id="4475985">omnino</w> <w id="4475986">opprimet</w>, <w id="4475988">si</w>
<w id="4475989">licebit</w>, <w id="4475991">aut</w> <w id="4475992">abducet</w> <w id="4475993">animos</w> <w id="4475994">aut</w> <w id="4475995">aliud</w> <w id="4475996">adferet</w>, <w id="4475998">quod</w> <w id="4475999">oppositum</w>
<w id="4476000">probabilius</w> <w id="4476001">sit</w> <w id="4476002">quam</w> <w id="4476003">illud</w> <w id="4476004">quod</w> <w id="4476005">obstabit</w>?
<milestone n="50" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476006">iam</w></reg> <w id="4476007">vero</w>
<w id="4476008">ea</w> <w id="4476009">quae</w> <w id="4476010">invenerit</w> <w id="4476011">qua</w> <w id="4476012">diligentia</w> <w id="4476013">conlocabit</w>? <w id="4476014">quoniam</w> <w id="4476015">id</w>
<w id="4476016">secundum</w> <w id="4476017">erat</w> <w id="4476018">de</w> <w id="4476019">tribus</w>. <w id="4476021">Vestibula</w> <w id="4476022">nimirum</w> <w id="4476023">honesta</w>
<w id="4476024">aditusque</w> <w id="4476025">ad</w> <w id="4476026">causam</w> <w id="4476027">faciet</w> <w id="4476028">inlustris</w>; <w id="4476030">cumque</w> <w id="4476031">animos</w> <w id="4476032">prima</w>
<w id="4476033">adgressione</w> <w id="4476034">occupaverit</w>, <w id="4476036">tinfirmabit</w><ref id="n110" target="ref110" /> <w id="4476037">excludetque</w> <w id="4476038">contraria</w>;
<w id="4476040">de</w> <w id="4476041">firmissimis</w> <w id="4476042">alia</w> <w id="4476043">prima</w> <w id="4476044">ponet</w> <w id="4476045">alia</w> <w id="4476046">postrema</w> <w id="4476047">inculcabitque</w>
<w id="4476048">leviora</w><ref id="n111" target="ref111" />.
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<p><milestone n="16" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="51" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476050">atque</w></reg> <w id="4476051">in</w> <w id="4476052">primis</w> <w id="4476053">duabus</w> <w id="4476054">dicendi</w> <w id="4476055">partibus</w> <w id="4476056">qualis</w> <w id="4476057">esset</w>
<w id="4476058">summatim</w> <w id="4476059">breviterque</w> <w id="4476060">descripsimus</w>. <w id="4476062">Sed</w>, <w id="4476064">ut</w> <w id="4476065">ante</w> <w id="4476066">dictum</w>
<w id="4476067">est</w>, <w id="4476069">in</w> <w id="4476070">his</w> <w id="4476071">partibus</w>, <w id="4476073">etsi</w> <w id="4476074">graves</w> <w id="4476075">atque</w> <w id="4476076">magnae</w> <w id="4476077">sunt</w>, <w id="4476079">minus</w> <w id="4476080">et</w>
<w id="4476081">artis</w> <w id="4476082">est</w> <w id="4476083">et</w> <w id="4476084">laboris</w>; <w id="4476086">cum</w> <w id="4476087">autem</w> <w id="4476088">et</w> <w id="4476089">quid</w> <w id="4476090">et</w> <w id="4476091">quo</w> <w id="4476092">loco</w> <w id="4476093">dicat</w>
<w id="4476094">invenerit</w>, <w id="4476096">illud</w> <w id="4476097">est</w> <w id="4476098">longe</w> <w id="4476099">maximum</w>, <w id="4476101">videre</w> <w id="4476102">quonam</w> <w id="4476103">modo</w>;
<w id="4476105">scitum</w> <w id="4476106">est</w> <w id="4476107">enim</w>, <w id="4476109">quod</w> <name><w id="4476110">Carneades</w></name> <w id="4476111">noster</w> <w id="4476112">dicere</w> <w id="4476113">solebat</w>,
<name><w id="4476115">Clitomachum</w></name> <w id="4476116">eadem</w><ref id="n112" target="ref112" /> <w id="4476117">dicere</w>, <name><w id="4476119">Charmadam</w></name> <w id="4476120">autem</w> <w id="4476121">eodem</w>
<w id="4476122">etiam</w> <w id="4476123">modo</w> <w id="4476124">dicere</w>. <w id="4476126">Quod</w> <w id="4476127">si</w> <w id="4476128">in</w> <w id="4476129">philosophia</w> <w id="4476130">tantum</w> <w id="4476131">interest</w>
<w id="4476132">quem</w> <w id="4476133">ad</w> <w id="4476134">modum</w> <w id="4476135">dicas</w>, <w id="4476137">ubi</w> <w id="4476138">res</w> <w id="4476139">spectatur</w>, <w id="4476141">non</w> <w id="4476142">verba</w>
<w id="4476143">penduntur</w>, <w id="4476145">quid</w> <w id="4476146">tandem</w> <w id="4476147">in</w> <w id="4476148">causis</w> <w id="4476149">existimandum</w> <w id="4476150">est</w> <w id="4476151">quibus</w>
<w id="4476152">totis</w> <w id="4476153">moderatur</w> <w id="4476154">oratio</w>?
<milestone n="52" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476155">quod</w></reg> <w id="4476156">quidem</w> <w id="4476157">ego</w>, <name><w id="4476159">Brute</w></name>, <w id="4476161">ex</w> <w id="4476162">tuis</w>
<w id="4476163">litteris</w> <w id="4476164">sentiebam</w>, <w id="4476166">non</w> <w id="4476167">te</w> <w id="4476168">id</w> <w id="4476169">sciscitari</w><ref id="n113" target="ref113" />, <w id="4476171">qualem</w> <w id="4476172">ego</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4476173">in</w></hi><ref id="n114" target="ref114" /> <w id="4476174">inveniendo</w>
<w id="4476175">et</w> <w id="4476176">in</w> <w id="4476177">conlocando</w> <w id="4476178">summum</w> <w id="4476179">esse</w> <w id="4476180">oratorem</w> <w id="4476181">vellem</w>,
<w id="4476183">sed</w> <w id="4476184">id</w> <w id="4476185">mihi</w> <w id="4476186">quaerere</w> <w id="4476187">videbare</w>, <w id="4476189">quod</w> <w id="4476190">genus</w> <w id="4476191">ipsius</w> <w id="4476192">orationis</w>
<w id="4476193">optimum</w> <w id="4476194">iudicarem</w>: <w id="4476195">rem</w> <w id="4476196">difficilem</w>, <w id="4476198">di</w> <w id="4476199">immortales</w>, <w id="4476201">atque</w>
<w id="4476202">omnium</w> <w id="4476203">difficillimam</w>. <w id="4476205">Nam</w> <w id="4476206">cum</w> <w id="4476207">est</w> <w id="4476208">oratio</w> <w id="4476209">mollis</w> <w id="4476210">et</w> <w id="4476211">tenera</w>
<w id="4476212">et</w> <w id="4476213">ita</w> <w id="4476214">flexibilis</w> <w id="4476215">ut</w> <w id="4476216">sequatur</w> <w id="4476217">quocumque</w> <w id="4476218">torqueas</w>, <w id="4476220">tum</w> <w id="4476221">et</w>
<w id="4476222">naturae</w> <w id="4476223">variae</w> <w id="4476224">et</w> <w id="4476225">voluntates</w> <w id="4476226">multum</w> <w id="4476227">inter</w> <w id="4476228">se</w> <w id="4476229">distantia</w> <w id="4476230">effecerunt</w> <w id="4476231">genera</w> <w id="4476232">dicendi</w>:
<milestone n="53" unit="section" /><w id="4476233">flumen</w> <w id="4476234">aliis</w> <w id="4476235">verborum</w> <w id="4476236">volubilitasque</w>
<w id="4476237">cordi</w> <w id="4476238">est</w>, <w id="4476240">qui</w> <w id="4476241">ponunt</w> <w id="4476242">in</w> <w id="4476243">orationis</w> <w id="4476244">celeritate</w> <w id="4476245">eloquentiam</w>;
<w id="4476247">distincta</w> <w id="4476248">alios</w> <w id="4476249">et</w> <w id="4476250">interpuncta</w> <w id="4476251">intervalla</w>, <w id="4476253">morae</w> <w id="4476254">respirationesque</w>
<w id="4476255">delectant</w>: <w id="4476256">quid</w> <w id="4476257">potest</w> <w id="4476258">esse</w> <w id="4476259">tam</w> <w id="4476260">diversum</w>? <w id="4476261">tamen</w>
<w id="4476262">est</w> <w id="4476263">in</w> <w id="4476264">utroque</w> <w id="4476265">aliquid</w> <w id="4476266">excellens</w>. <w id="4476268">Elaborant</w> <w id="4476269">alii</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4476270">in</w></hi><ref id="n115" target="ref115" /> <w id="4476271">lenitate</w>
<w id="4476272">et</w> <w id="4476273">aequabilitate</w> <w id="4476274">et</w> <w id="4476275">puro</w> <w id="4476276">quasi</w> <w id="4476277">quodam</w> <w id="4476278">et</w> <w id="4476279">candido</w> <w id="4476280">genere</w>
<w id="4476281">dicendi</w>; <w id="4476283">ecce</w> <w id="4476284">aliqui</w> <w id="4476285">duritatem</w> <w id="4476286">et</w> <w id="4476287">severitatem</w> <w id="4476288">quandam</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4476289">in</w></hi><ref id="n116" target="ref116" />
<w id="4476290">verbis</w> <w id="4476291">et</w> <w id="4476292">orationis</w> <w id="4476293">quasi</w> <w id="4476294">maestitiam</w><ref id="n117" target="ref117" /> <w id="4476295">sequuntur</w>; <w id="4476297">quodque</w>
<w id="4476298">paulo</w> <w id="4476299">ante</w> <w id="4476300">divisimus</w>, <w id="4476302">ut</w> <w id="4476303">alii</w> <w id="4476304">graves</w> <w id="4476305">alii</w> <w id="4476306">tenues</w> <w id="4476307">alii</w> <w id="4476308">temperati</w>
<w id="4476309">vellent</w> <w id="4476310">videri</w>, <w id="4476312">quot</w> <w id="4476313">orationum</w> <w id="4476314">genera</w> <w id="4476315">esse</w> <w id="4476316">diximus</w> <w id="4476317">totidem</w>
<w id="4476318">oratorum</w> <w id="4476319">reperiuntur</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="17" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="54" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476321">et</w></reg> <w id="4476322">quoniam</w> <w id="4476323">coepi</w> <w id="4476324">iam</w> <w id="4476325">cumulatius</w> <w id="4476326">hoc</w> <w id="4476327">munus</w> <w id="4476328">augere</w>
<w id="4476329">quam</w> <w id="4476330">a</w> <w id="4476331">te</w> <w id="4476332">postulatum</w> <w id="4476333">est</w>—<w id="4476334">tibi</w> <w id="4476335">enim</w> <w id="4476336">tantum</w> <w id="4476337">de</w> <w id="4476338">orationis</w>

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<w id="4476339">genere</w> <w id="4476340">quaerenti</w> <w id="4476341">respondi</w> <w id="4476342">etiam</w> <w id="4476343">breviter</w> <w id="4476344">de</w> <w id="4476345">inveniendo</w> <w id="4476346">et</w>
<w id="4476347">conlocando</w>—, <w id="4476349">ne</w> <w id="4476350">nunc</w> <w id="4476351">quidem</w> <w id="4476352">solum</w> <w id="4476353">de</w> <w id="4476354">orationis</w> <w id="4476355">modo</w>
<w id="4476356">dicam</w> <w id="4476357">sed</w> <w id="4476358">etiam</w> <w id="4476359">de</w> <w id="4476360">actionis</w>: <w id="4476361">ita</w> <w id="4476362">praetermissa</w> <w id="4476363">pars</w> <w id="4476364">nulla</w>
<w id="4476365">erit</w>, <w id="4476367">quando</w> <w id="4476368">quidem</w> <w id="4476369">de</w> <w id="4476370">memoria</w> <w id="4476371">nihil</w> <w id="4476372">est</w> <w id="4476373">hoc</w> <w id="4476374">loco</w> <w id="4476375">dicen</w>-
<w id="4476376">dum</w>, <w id="4476378">quae</w> <w id="4476379">communis</w> <w id="4476380">est</w> <w id="4476381">multarum</w> <w id="4476382">artium</w>.
<milestone n="55" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476384">quo</w></reg> <w id="4476385">modo</w>
<w id="4476386">autem</w> <w id="4476387">dicatur</w>, <w id="4476389">id</w> <w id="4476390">est</w> <w id="4476391">in</w> <w id="4476392">duobus</w>, <w id="4476394">in</w> <w id="4476395">agendo</w> <w id="4476396">et</w> <w id="4476397">in</w> <w id="4476398">eloquendo</w>.
<w id="4476400">Est</w> <w id="4476401">enim</w> <w id="4476402">actio</w> <w id="4476403">quasi</w> <w id="4476404">corporis</w> <w id="4476405">quaedam</w> <w id="4476406">eloquentia</w>, <w id="4476408">cum</w><ref id="n118" target="ref118" />
<w id="4476409">constet</w> <w id="4476410">e</w> <w id="4476411">voce</w> <w id="4476412">atque</w> <w id="4476413">motu</w>. <w id="4476415">Vocis</w> <w id="4476416">mutationes</w> <w id="4476417">totidem</w> <w id="4476418">sunt</w>
<w id="4476419">quot</w> <w id="4476420">animorum</w>, <w id="4476422">qui</w> <w id="4476423">maxime</w> <w id="4476424">voce</w> <w id="4476425">commoventur</w>. <w id="4476427">Itaque</w>
<w id="4476428">ille</w> <w id="4476429">perfectus</w>, <w id="4476431">quem</w> <w id="4476432">iam</w> <w id="4476433">dudum</w> <w id="4476434">nostra</w> <w id="4476435">indicat</w> <w id="4476436">oratio</w>,
<w id="4476438">utcumque</w> <w id="4476439">se</w> <w id="4476440">adfectum</w> <w id="4476441">videri</w> <w id="4476442">et</w> <w id="4476443">animum</w> <w id="4476444">audientis</w> <w id="4476445">moveri</w>
<w id="4476446">volet</w>, <w id="4476448">ita</w> <w id="4476449">certum</w> <w id="4476450">vocis</w> <w id="4476451">admovebit</w> <w id="4476452">sonum</w>; <w id="4476454">de</w> <w id="4476455">quo</w> <w id="4476456">plura</w>
<w id="4476457">dicerem</w>, <w id="4476459">si</w> <w id="4476460">hoc</w> <w id="4476461">praecipiendi</w> <w id="4476462">tempus</w> <w id="4476463">esset</w> <w id="4476464">aut</w> <w id="4476465">si</w> <w id="4476466">tu</w> <w id="4476467">hoc</w>
<w id="4476468">quaereres</w>. <w id="4476470">Dicerem</w> <w id="4476471">etiam</w> <w id="4476472">de</w> <w id="4476473">gestu</w>, <w id="4476475">cum</w> <w id="4476476">quo</w> <w id="4476477">iunctus</w> <w id="4476478">est</w>
<w id="4476479">vultus</w>; <w id="4476481">quibus</w> <w id="4476482">omnibus</w> <w id="4476483">dici</w> <w id="4476484">vix</w> <w id="4476485">potest</w> <w id="4476486">quantum</w> <w id="4476487">intersit</w>
<w id="4476488">quem</w> <w id="4476489">ad</w> <w id="4476490">modum</w> <w id="4476491">utatur</w> <w id="4476492">orator</w>.
<milestone n="56" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476494">nam</w></reg> <w id="4476495">et</w> <w id="4476496">infantes</w> <w id="4476497">actionis</w>
<w id="4476498">dignitate</w> <w id="4476499">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4476500">saepe</w> <w id="4476501">fructum</w> <w id="4476502">tulerunt</w> <w id="4476503">et</w> <w id="4476504">diserti</w> <w id="4476505">deformitate</w>
<w id="4476506">agendi</w> <w id="4476507">multi</w> <w id="4476508">infantes</w> <w id="4476509">putati</w> <w id="4476510">sunt</w>; <w id="4476512">ut</w> <w id="4476513">iam</w><ref id="n119" target="ref119" /> <w id="4476514">non</w>
<w id="4476515">sine</w> <w id="4476516">causa</w> <name><w id="4476517">Demosthenes</w></name> <w id="4476518">tribuerit</w> <w id="4476519">et</w> <w id="4476520">primas</w> <w id="4476521">et</w> <w id="4476522">secundas</w> <w id="4476523">et</w>
<w id="4476524">tertias</w> <w id="4476525">actioni</w>; <w id="4476527">si</w> <w id="4476528">enim</w> <w id="4476529">eloquentia</w> <w id="4476530">nulla</w> <w id="4476531">sine</w> <w id="4476532">hac</w>, <w id="4476534">haec</w>
<w id="4476535">autem</w> <w id="4476536">sine</w> <w id="4476537">eloquentia</w> <w id="4476538">tanta</w> <w id="4476539">est</w>, <w id="4476541">certe</w> <w id="4476542">plurimum</w> <w id="4476543">in</w> <w id="4476544">dicendo</w>
<w id="4476545">potest</w>. <w id="4476547">Volet</w> <w id="4476548">igitur</w> <w id="4476549">ille</w> <w id="4476550">qui</w> <w id="4476551">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4476552">principatum</w> <w id="4476553">petet</w>
<w id="4476554">et</w> <w id="4476555">contenta</w> <w id="4476556">voce</w> <w id="4476557">atrociter</w> <w id="4476558">dicere</w> <w id="4476559">et</w> <w id="4476560">summissa</w> <w id="4476561">leniter</w> <w id="4476562">et</w>
<w id="4476563">inclinata</w> <w id="4476564">videri</w> <w id="4476565">gravis</w> <w id="4476566">et</w> <w id="4476567">inflexa</w><ref id="n120" target="ref120" /> <w id="4476568">miserabilis</w>;
<milestone n="57" unit="section" /><w id="4476570">mira</w> <w id="4476571">est</w> <w id="4476572">enim</w>
<w id="4476573">quaedam</w> <w id="4476574">natura</w> <w id="4476575">vocis</w>, <w id="4476577">cuius</w> <w id="4476578">quidem</w> <w id="4476579">e</w> <w id="4476580">tribus</w> <w id="4476581">omnino</w> <w id="4476582">sonis</w>,
<w id="4476584">inflexo</w> <w id="4476585">acuto</w> <w id="4476586">gravi</w>, <w id="4476588">tanta</w> <w id="4476589">sit</w> <w id="4476590">et</w> <w id="4476591">tam</w> <w id="4476592">suavis</w> <w id="4476593">varietas</w> <w id="4476594">perfecta</w>
<w id="4476595">in</w> <w id="4476596">cantibus</w>.
<milestone n="18" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4476598">est</w></reg> <w id="4476599">autem</w> <w id="4476600">etiam</w> <w id="4476601">in</w> <w id="4476602">dicendo</w> <w id="4476603">quidam</w> <w id="4476604">cantus</w>
<w id="4476605">obscurior</w>, <w id="4476607">non</w> <w id="4476608">hic</w> <w id="4476609">e</w> <name><w id="4476610">Phrygia</w></name><ref id="n121" target="ref121" /> <w id="4476611">et</w> <name><w id="4476612">Caria</w></name> <w id="4476613">rhetorum</w><ref id="n122" target="ref122" /> <w id="4476614">epilogus</w>
<w id="4476615">paene</w> <w id="4476616">canticum</w>, <w id="4476618">sed</w> <w id="4476619">ille</w> <w id="4476620">quem</w> <w id="4476621">significat</w> <name><w id="4476622">Demosthenes</w></name> <w id="4476623">et</w>
<name><w id="4476624">Aeschines</w></name>, <w id="4476626">cum</w> <w id="4476627">alter</w> <w id="4476628">alteri</w> <w id="4476629">obicit</w> <w id="4476630">vocis</w> <w id="4476631">flexiones</w>; <w id="4476633">dicit</w><ref id="n123" target="ref123" />
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<w id="4476634">plorare</w> <w id="4476635">etiam</w> <w id="4476636">Demosthenes</w> <w id="4476637">istum</w> <w id="4476638">quem</w> <w id="4476639">saepe</w> <w id="4476640">dicat</w><ref id="n124" target="ref124" /> <w id="4476641">voce</w>
<w id="4476642">dulci</w> <w id="4476643">et</w> <w id="4476644">clara</w> <w id="4476645">fuisse</w>.
<milestone n="58" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476647">in</w></reg> <w id="4476648">quo</w> <w id="4476649">illud</w> <w id="4476650">etiam</w> <w id="4476651">notandum</w> <w id="4476652">mihi</w>
<w id="4476653">videtur</w> <w id="4476654">ad</w> <w id="4476655">studium</w> <w id="4476656">persequendae</w> <w id="4476657">suavitatis</w> <w id="4476658">in</w> <w id="4476659">vocibus</w>: <w id="4476660">ipsa</w>
<w id="4476661">enim</w> <w id="4476662">natura</w>, <w id="4476664">quasi</w> <w id="4476665">modularetur</w> <w id="4476666">hominum</w> <w id="4476667">orationem</w>, <w id="4476669">in</w>
<w id="4476670">omni</w> <w id="4476671">verbo</w> <w id="4476672">posuit</w> <w id="4476673">acutam</w> <w id="4476674">vocem</w> <w id="4476675">nec</w> <w id="4476676">una</w> <w id="4476677">plus</w> <w id="4476678">nec</w> <w id="4476679">a</w> <w id="4476680">postrema</w>
<w id="4476681">syllaba</w> <w id="4476682">citra</w> <w id="4476683">tertiam</w>; <w id="4476685">quo</w> <w id="4476686">magis</w> <w id="4476687">naturam</w> <w id="4476688">ducem</w> <w id="4476689">ad</w>
<w id="4476690">aurium</w> <w id="4476691">voluptatem</w> <w id="4476692">sequatur</w><ref id="n125" target="ref125" /> <w id="4476693">industria</w>.
<milestone n="59" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476695">ac</w></reg> <w id="4476696">vocis</w> <w id="4476697">quidem</w>
<w id="4476698">bonitas</w><ref id="n126" target="ref126" /> <w id="4476699">optanda</w> <w id="4476700">est</w>; <w id="4476702">non</w> <w id="4476703">est</w> <w id="4476704">enim</w> <w id="4476705">in</w> <w id="4476706">nobis</w>, <w id="4476708">sed</w> <w id="4476709">tractatio</w>
<w id="4476710">atque</w> <w id="4476711">usus</w> <w id="4476712">in</w> <w id="4476713">nobis</w>. <w id="4476715">Ergo</w> <w id="4476716">ille</w> <w id="4476717">princeps</w> <w id="4476718">variabit</w> <w id="4476719">et</w> <w id="4476720">mutabit</w>:
<w id="4476721">omnis</w> <w id="4476722">sonorum</w> <w id="4476723">tum</w> <w id="4476724">intendens</w> <w id="4476725">tum</w> <w id="4476726">remittens</w> <w id="4476727">persequetur</w>
<w id="4476728">gradus</w>. <w id="4476730">Idemque</w> <w id="4476731">motu</w> <w id="4476732">sic</w> <w id="4476733">utetur</w>, <w id="4476735">nihil</w> <w id="4476736">ut</w> <w id="4476737">supersit</w>. <w id="4476739">In</w>
<w id="4476740">gestu</w><ref id="n127" target="ref127" /> <w id="4476741">status</w> <w id="4476742">erectus</w> <w id="4476743">et</w> <w id="4476744">celsus</w>; <w id="4476746">rarus</w> <w id="4476747">incessus</w> <w id="4476748">nec</w> <w id="4476749">ita</w> <w id="4476750">longus</w>;
<w id="4476752">excursio</w> <w id="4476753">moderata</w> <w id="4476754">eaque</w> <w id="4476755">rara</w>; <w id="4476757">nulla</w> <w id="4476758">mollitia</w> <w id="4476759">cervicum</w>,
<w id="4476761">nullae</w> <w id="4476762">argutiae</w> <w id="4476763">digitorum</w>, <w id="4476765">non</w> <w id="4476766">ad</w> <w id="4476767">numerum</w> <w id="4476768">articulus</w> <w id="4476769">cadens</w>;
<w id="4476771">trunco</w> <w id="4476772">magis</w> <w id="4476773">toto</w> <w id="4476774">se</w> <w id="4476775">ipse</w><ref id="n128" target="ref128" /> <w id="4476776">moderans</w> <w id="4476777">et</w> <w id="4476778">virili</w> <w id="4476779">laterum</w>
<w id="4476780">flexione</w><ref id="n129" target="ref129" />, <w id="4476782">bracchii</w> <w id="4476783">proiectione</w> <w id="4476784">in</w> <w id="4476785">contentionibus</w>, <w id="4476787">contractione</w>
<w id="4476788">in</w> <w id="4476789">remissis</w>.
<milestone n="60" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476791">vultus</w></reg> <w id="4476792">vero</w>, <w id="4476794">qui</w> <w id="4476795">secundum</w> <w id="4476796">vocem</w> <w id="4476797">plurimum</w>
<w id="4476798">potest</w>, <w id="4476800">quantam</w> <w id="4476801">adferet</w> <w id="4476802">tum</w> <w id="4476803">dignitatem</w> <w id="4476804">tum</w> <w id="4476805">venustatem</w>! <reg><w id="4476806">in</w></reg>
<w id="4476807">quo</w> <w id="4476808">cum</w> <w id="4476809">effeceris</w> <w id="4476810">ne</w> <w id="4476811">quid</w> <w id="4476812">ineptum</w> <w id="4476813">sit</w> <w id="4476814">aut</w> <w id="4476815">vultuosum</w><ref id="n130" target="ref130" />, <w id="4476817">tum</w>
<w id="4476818">oculorum</w> <w id="4476819">est</w> <w id="4476820">quaedam</w> <w id="4476821">magna</w> <w id="4476822">moderatio</w>. <w id="4476824">Nam</w> <w id="4476825">ut</w> <w id="4476826">imago</w>
<w id="4476827">est</w> <w id="4476828">animi</w> <w id="4476829">vultus</w>, <w id="4476831">sic</w> <w id="4476832">indices</w> <w id="4476833">oculi</w>; <w id="4476835">quorum</w> <w id="4476836">et</w> <w id="4476837">hilaritatis</w>
<w id="4476838">et</w> <w id="4476839">vicissim</w> <w id="4476840">tristitiae</w> <w id="4476841">modum</w> <w id="4476842">res</w> <w id="4476843">ipsae</w> <w id="4476844">de</w> <w id="4476845">quibus</w> <w id="4476846">agetur</w>
<w id="4476847">temperabunt</w>.
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<p><milestone n="19" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="61" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476849">sed</w></reg> <w id="4476850">iam</w> <w id="4476851">illius</w> <w id="4476852">perfecti</w> <w id="4476853">oratoris</w> <w id="4476854">et</w> <w id="4476855">summae</w> <w id="4476856">eloquentiae</w>
<w id="4476857">species</w> <w id="4476858">exprimenda</w> <w id="4476859">est</w>. <w id="4476861">Quem</w> <w id="4476862">hoc</w> <w id="4476863">uno</w> <w id="4476864">excellere</w> <del><w id="4476865">id</w> <w id="4476866">est</w>
<w id="4476867">oratione</w><ref id="n131" target="ref131" /></del>, <w id="4476869">cetera</w> <w id="4476870">in</w> <w id="4476871">eo</w> <w id="4476872">latere</w> <w id="4476873">indicat</w> <w id="4476874">nomen</w> <w id="4476875">ipsum</w>; <w id="4476877">non</w>
<w id="4476878">enim</w> <w id="4476879">inventor</w> <w id="4476880">aut</w> <w id="4476881">compositor</w> <w id="4476882">aut</w> <w id="4476883">actor</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4476884">qui</w></hi><ref id="n132" target="ref132" /> <w id="4476885">haec</w> <w id="4476886">complexus</w>
<w id="4476887">est</w> <w id="4476888">omnia</w>, <w id="4476890">sed</w> <w id="4476891">et</w> <name><w id="4476892">Graece</w></name> <w id="4476893">ab</w> <w id="4476894">eloquendo</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4476895">ῥήτωρ</w></foreign> <w id="4476896">et</w>
<name><w id="4476897">Latine</w></name> <w id="4476898">eloquens</w> <w id="4476899">dictus</w> <w id="4476900">est</w>; <w id="4476902">ceterarum</w> <w id="4476903">enim</w> <w id="4476904">rerum</w> <w id="4476905">quae</w>

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<w id="4476906">sunt</w> <w id="4476907">in</w> <w id="4476908">oratore</w> <w id="4476909">partem</w> <w id="4476910">aliquam</w> <w id="4476911">sibi</w> <w id="4476912">quisque</w> <w id="4476913">vindicat</w>,
<w id="4476915">dicendi</w> <w id="4476916">autem</w>, <w id="4476918">id</w> <w id="4476919">est</w> <w id="4476920">eloquendi</w>, <w id="4476922">maxima</w> <w id="4476923">vis</w> <w id="4476924">soli</w> <w id="4476925">huic</w> <w id="4476926">conceditur</w>.
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<p><milestone n="62" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476928">quamquam</w></reg> <w id="4476929">enim</w> <w id="4476930">et</w> <w id="4476931">philosophi</w> <w id="4476932">quidam</w><ref id="n133" target="ref133" /> <w id="4476933">ornate</w> <w id="4476934">locuti</w>
<w id="4476935">sunt</w>—<w id="4476936">si</w> <w id="4476937">quidem</w> <w id="4476938">et</w> <name><w id="4476939">Theophrastus</w></name> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4476940">a</w></hi> <w id="4476941">divinitate</w><ref id="n134" target="ref134" /> <w id="4476942">loquendi</w>
<w id="4476943">nomen</w> <w id="4476944">invenit</w> <w id="4476945">et</w> <name><w id="4476946">Aristoteles</w></name> <name><w id="4476947">Isocratem</w></name> <w id="4476948">ipsum</w> <w id="4476949">lacessivit</w> <w id="4476950">et</w>
<name><w id="4476951">Xenophontis</w></name> <w id="4476952">voce</w> <name><w id="4476953">Musas</w></name> <w id="4476954">quasi</w> <w id="4476955">locutas</w> <w id="4476956">ferunt</w> <w id="4476957">et</w> <w id="4476958">longe</w>
<w id="4476959">omnium</w> <w id="4476960">quicumque</w> <w id="4476961">scripserunt</w> <w id="4476962">aut</w> <w id="4476963">locuti</w> <w id="4476964">sunt</w> <w id="4476965">exstitit</w> <w id="4476966">et</w>
<w id="4476967">suavitate</w> <w id="4476968">et</w> <w id="4476969">gravitate</w><ref id="n135" target="ref135" /> <w id="4476970">princeps</w> <name><w id="4476971">Plato</w></name>—, <w id="4476973">tamen</w> <w id="4476974">horum</w> <w id="4476975">oratio</w>
<w id="4476976">neque</w> <w id="4476977">nervos</w> <w id="4476978">neque</w> <w id="4476979">aculeos</w> <w id="4476980">oratorios</w> <w id="4476981">ac</w> <w id="4476982">forensis</w> <w id="4476983">habet</w>.
<milestone n="63" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4476985">loquuntur</w></reg> <w id="4476986">cum</w> <w id="4476987">doctis</w>, <w id="4476989">quorum</w> <w id="4476990">sedare</w> <w id="4476991">animos</w> <w id="4476992">malunt</w> <w id="4476993">quam</w>
<w id="4476994">incitare</w>, <w id="4476996">et</w> <w id="4476997">de</w><ref id="n136" target="ref136" /> <w id="4476998">rebus</w> <w id="4476999">placatis</w> <w id="4477000">ac</w> <w id="4477001">minime</w> <w id="4477002">turbulentis</w> <w id="4477003">docendi</w>
<w id="4477004">causa</w> <w id="4477005">non</w> <w id="4477006">capiendi</w> <w id="4477007">loquuntur</w><ref id="n137" target="ref137" />, <w id="4477009">ut</w> <w id="4477010">in</w> <w id="4477011">eo</w> <w id="4477012">ipso</w>, <w id="4477014">quod</w> <w id="4477015">delectationem</w>
<w id="4477016">aliquam</w> <w id="4477017">dicendo</w> <w id="4477018">aucupentur</w>, <w id="4477020">plus</w> <w id="4477021">non</w> <w id="4477022">nullis</w> <w id="4477023">quam</w>
<w id="4477024">necesse</w> <w id="4477025">sit</w> <w id="4477026">facere</w> <w id="4477027">videantur</w>. <w id="4477029">Ergo</w> <w id="4477030">ab</w> <w id="4477031">hoc</w> <w id="4477032">genere</w> <w id="4477033">non</w>
<w id="4477034">difficile</w> <w id="4477035">est</w> <w id="4477036">hanc</w> <w id="4477037">eloquentiam</w>, <w id="4477039">de</w> <w id="4477040">qua</w> <w id="4477041">nunc</w> <w id="4477042">agitur</w>, <w id="4477044">secernere</w>.
<milestone n="64" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4477046">mollis</w></reg> <w id="4477047">est</w> <w id="4477048">enim</w> <w id="4477049">oratio</w> <w id="4477050">philosophorum</w> <w id="4477051">et</w> <w id="4477052">umbratilis</w>
<w id="4477053">nec</w> <w id="4477054">sententiis</w> <w id="4477055">nec</w> <w id="4477056">verbis</w> <w id="4477057">instructa</w> <w id="4477058">popularibus</w><ref id="n138" target="ref138" /> <w id="4477059">nec</w> <w id="4477060">vincta</w>
<w id="4477061">numeris</w>, <w id="4477063">sed</w> <w id="4477064">soluta</w> <w id="4477065">liberius</w>; <w id="4477067">nihil</w> <w id="4477068">iratum</w> <w id="4477069">habet</w>, <w id="4477071">nihil</w> <w id="4477072">invidum</w>,
<w id="4477074">nihil</w> <w id="4477075">atrox</w>, <w id="4477077">nihil</w> <w id="4477078">miserabile</w><ref id="n139" target="ref139" />, <w id="4477080">nihil</w> <w id="4477081">astutum</w>; <w id="4477083">casta</w>,
<w id="4477085">verecunda</w>, <w id="4477087">virgo</w> <w id="4477088">incorrupta</w> <w id="4477089">quodam</w> <w id="4477090">modo</w>. <w id="4477092">Itaque</w> <w id="4477093">sermo</w>
<w id="4477094">potius</w> <w id="4477095">quam</w> <w id="4477096">oratio</w> <w id="4477097">dicitur</w>. <w id="4477099">Quamquam</w> <w id="4477100">enim</w> <w id="4477101">omnis</w> <w id="4477102">locutio</w>
<w id="4477103">oratio</w><ref id="n140" target="ref140" /> <w id="4477104">est</w>, <w id="4477106">tamen</w> <w id="4477107">unius</w> <w id="4477108">oratoris</w> <w id="4477109">locutio</w> <w id="4477110">hoc</w> <w id="4477111">proprio</w> <w id="4477112">signata</w>
<w id="4477113">nomine</w> <w id="4477114">est</w>.
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<p><milestone n="65" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4477116">sophistarum</w></reg>, <w id="4477118">de</w> <w id="4477119">quibus</w> <w id="4477120">supra</w> <w id="4477121">dixi</w>, <w id="4477123">magis</w> <w id="4477124">distinguenda</w>
<w id="4477125">similitudo</w> <w id="4477126">videtur</w>, <w id="4477128">qui</w> <w id="4477129">omnes</w> <w id="4477130">eosdem</w> <w id="4477131">volunt</w> <w id="4477132">flores</w> <w id="4477133">quos</w>
<w id="4477134">adhibet</w> <w id="4477135">orator</w> <w id="4477136">in</w> <w id="4477137">causis</w> <w id="4477138">persequi</w>. <w id="4477140">Sed</w> <w id="4477141">hoc</w> <w id="4477142">differunt</w> <w id="4477143">quod</w>,
<w id="4477145">cum</w> <w id="4477146">sit</w> <w id="4477147">his</w> <w id="4477148">propositum</w> <w id="4477149">non</w> <w id="4477150">perturbare</w> <w id="4477151">animos</w>, <w id="4477153">sed</w> <w id="4477154">placare</w>
<w id="4477155">potius</w> <w id="4477156">nec</w> <w id="4477157">tam</w> <w id="4477158">persuadere</w> <w id="4477159">quam</w> <w id="4477160">delectare</w>, <w id="4477162">et</w> <w id="4477163">apertius</w> <w id="4477164">id</w>

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<w id="4477165">faciunt</w> <w id="4477166">quam</w> <w id="4477167">nos</w> <w id="4477168">et</w> <w id="4477169">crebrius</w>, <w id="4477171">concinnas</w> <w id="4477172">magis</w> <w id="4477173">sententias</w>
<w id="4477174">exquirunt</w> <w id="4477175">quam</w> <w id="4477176">probabilis</w>, <w id="4477178">a</w> <w id="4477179">re</w> <w id="4477180">saepe</w> <w id="4477181">discedunt</w>, <w id="4477183">intexunt</w>
<w id="4477184">fabulas</w>, <w id="4477186">verba</w> <w id="4477187">altius</w><ref id="n141" target="ref141" /> <w id="4477188">transferunt</w> <w id="4477189">eaque</w> <w id="4477190">ita</w> <w id="4477191">disponunt</w> <w id="4477192">ut</w>
<w id="4477193">pictores</w> <w id="4477194">varietatem</w> <w id="4477195">colorum</w>, <w id="4477197">paria</w> <w id="4477198">paribus</w> <w id="4477199">referunt</w>, <w id="4477201">adversa</w>
<w id="4477202">contrariis</w>, <w id="4477204">saepissimeque</w> <w id="4477205">similiter</w> <w id="4477206">extrema</w> <w id="4477207">definiunt</w><ref id="n142" target="ref142" />.
<milestone n="20" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="66" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4477209">huic</w></reg>
<w id="4477210">generi</w> <w id="4477211">historia</w> <w id="4477212">finitima</w> <w id="4477213">est</w>, <w id="4477215">in</w> <w id="4477216">qua</w> <w id="4477217">et</w> <w id="4477218">narratur</w> <w id="4477219">ornate</w> <w id="4477220">et</w>
<w id="4477221">regio</w> <w id="4477222">saepe</w> <w id="4477223">aut</w> <w id="4477224">pugna</w> <w id="4477225">describitur</w>; <w id="4477227">interponuntur</w> <w id="4477228">etiam</w>
<w id="4477229">contiones</w> <w id="4477230">et</w> <w id="4477231">hortationes</w>, <w id="4477233">sed</w> <w id="4477234">in</w> <w id="4477235">his</w> <w id="4477236">tracta</w> <w id="4477237">quaedam</w> <w id="4477238">et</w> <w id="4477239">fluens</w>
<w id="4477240">expetitur</w>, <w id="4477242">non</w> <w id="4477243">haec</w> <w id="4477244">contorta</w> <w id="4477245">et</w> <w id="4477246">acris</w> <w id="4477247">oratio</w>.
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<p><reg><w id="4477249">ab</w></reg> <w id="4477250">his</w> <w id="4477251">non</w> <w id="4477252">multo</w> <w id="4477253">secus</w> <w id="4477254">quam</w> <w id="4477255">a</w> <w id="4477256">poetis</w> <w id="4477257">haec</w> <w id="4477258">eloquentia</w>
<w id="4477259">quam</w> <w id="4477260">quaerimus</w> <w id="4477261">sevocanda</w> <w id="4477262">est</w>. <w id="4477264">Nam</w> <w id="4477265">etiam</w> <w id="4477266">poetae</w> <w id="4477267">quaestionem</w> <w id="4477268">attulerunt</w>,
<w id="4477270">quidnam</w> <w id="4477271">esset</w> <w id="4477272">illud</w> <w id="4477273">quo</w> <w id="4477274">ipsi</w> <w id="4477275">differrent</w>
<w id="4477276">ab</w> <w id="4477277">oratoribus</w>: <w id="4477278">numero</w> <w id="4477279">maxime</w> <w id="4477280">videbantur</w> <w id="4477281">antea</w> <w id="4477282">et</w> <w id="4477283">versu</w>,
<w id="4477285">nunc</w> <w id="4477286">apud</w> <w id="4477287">oratores</w> <w id="4477288">iam</w> <w id="4477289">ipse</w> <w id="4477290">numerus</w> <w id="4477291">increbruit</w>.
<milestone n="67" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4477293">quicquid</w></reg>
<w id="4477294">est</w> <w id="4477295">enim</w> <w id="4477296">quod</w> <w id="4477297">sub</w> <w id="4477298">aurium</w> <w id="4477299">mensuram</w> <w id="4477300">aliquam</w> <w id="4477301">cadit</w><ref id="n143" target="ref143" />, <w id="4477303">etiam</w>
<w id="4477304">si</w> <w id="4477305">abest</w> <w id="4477306">a</w> <w id="4477307">versu</w>—<w id="4477308">nam</w> <w id="4477309">id</w> <w id="4477310">quidem</w> <w id="4477311">orationis</w> <w id="4477312">est</w> <w id="4477313">vitium</w>—<w id="4477314">numerus</w>
<w id="4477315">vocatur</w>, <w id="4477317">qui</w> <name><w id="4477318">Graece</w></name> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4477319">ῥυθμὸς</w></foreign> <w id="4477320">dicitur</w>. <w id="4477322">Itaque</w> <w id="4477323">video</w>
<w id="4477324">visum</w> <w id="4477325">esse</w> <w id="4477326">non</w> <w id="4477327">nullis</w> <name><w id="4477328">Platonis</w></name> <w id="4477329">et</w> <name><w id="4477330">Democriti</w></name> <w id="4477331">locutionem</w>, <w id="4477333">etsi</w>
<w id="4477334">absit</w> <w id="4477335">a</w> <w id="4477336">versu</w>, <w id="4477338">tamen</w> <w id="4477339">quod</w> <w id="4477340">incitatius</w><ref id="n144" target="ref144" /> <w id="4477341">feratur</w> <w id="4477342">et</w> <w id="4477343">clarissimis</w>
<w id="4477344">verborum</w> <w id="4477345">luminibus</w> <w id="4477346">utatur</w>, <w id="4477348">potius</w> <w id="4477349">poema</w> <w id="4477350">putandum</w><ref id="n145" target="ref145" /> <w id="4477351">quam</w>
<w id="4477352">comicorum</w> <w id="4477353">poetarum</w>; <w id="4477355">apud</w> <w id="4477356">quos</w>, <w id="4477358">nisi</w> <w id="4477359">quod</w> <w id="4477360">versiculi</w> <w id="4477361">sunt</w>,
<w id="4477363">nihil</w> <w id="4477364">est</w> <w id="4477365">aliud</w> <w id="4477366">cotidiani</w> <w id="4477367">dissimile</w> <w id="4477368">sermonis</w>. <w id="4477370">Nec</w> <w id="4477371">tamen</w> <w id="4477372">id</w>
<w id="4477373">est</w> <w id="4477374">poetae</w> <w id="4477375">maximum</w>, <w id="4477377">etsi</w> <w id="4477378">est</w> <w id="4477379">eo</w> <w id="4477380">laudabilior</w> <w id="4477381">quod</w> <w id="4477382">virtutes</w>
<w id="4477383">oratoris</w> <w id="4477384">persequitur</w>, <w id="4477386">cum</w> <w id="4477387">versu</w> <w id="4477388">sit</w> <w id="4477389">astrictior</w>.
<milestone n="68" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4477391">ego</w></reg> <w id="4477392">autem</w>,
<w id="4477394">etiam</w> <w id="4477395">si</w> <w id="4477396">quorundam</w> <w id="4477397">grandis</w> <w id="4477398">et</w> <w id="4477399">ornata</w> <w id="4477400">vox</w> <w id="4477401">est</w> <w id="4477402">poetarum</w>,
<w id="4477404">tamen</w> <w id="4477405">in</w> <w id="4477406">ea</w> <w id="4477407">cum</w> <w id="4477408">licentiam</w> <w id="4477409">statuo</w> <w id="4477410">maiorem</w> <w id="4477411">esse</w> <w id="4477412">quam</w> <w id="4477413">in</w>
<w id="4477414">nobis</w> <w id="4477415">faciendorum</w> <w id="4477416">iungendorumque</w> <w id="4477417">verborum</w>, <w id="4477419">tum</w> <w id="4477420">etiam</w>
<w id="4477421">non</w> <w id="4477422">nulli</w> <w id="4477423">eorum</w><ref id="n146" target="ref146" /> <w id="4477424">voluntati</w><ref id="n147" target="ref147" /> <w id="4477425">vocibus</w> <w id="4477426">magis</w> <w id="4477427">quam</w> <w id="4477428">rebus</w> <w id="4477429">inserviunt</w><ref id="n148" target="ref148" />;
<w id="4477431">nec</w> <w id="4477432">vero</w>, <w id="4477434">si</w> <w id="4477435">quid</w> <w id="4477436">est</w> <w id="4477437">unum</w> <w id="4477438">inter</w> <w id="4477439">eos</w> <w id="4477440">simile</w>—<w id="4477441">id</w>
<w id="4477442">autem</w> <w id="4477443">est</w> <w id="4477444">iudicium</w> <w id="4477445">electioque</w> <w id="4477446">verborum</w>—, <w id="4477448">propterea</w> <w id="4477449">cete</w>-

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<w id="4477450">rarum</w> <w id="4477451">rerum</w> <w id="4477452">dissimilitudo</w> <w id="4477453">intellegi</w> <w id="4477454">non</w> <w id="4477455">potest</w>; <w id="4477457">sed</w> <w id="4477458">id</w> <w id="4477459">nec</w>
<w id="4477460">dubium</w> <w id="4477461">est</w> <w id="4477462">et</w>, <w id="4477464">si</w> <w id="4477465">quid</w> <w id="4477466">habet</w> <w id="4477467">quaestionis</w>, <w id="4477469">hoc</w> <w id="4477470">tamen</w> <w id="4477471">ipsum</w>
<w id="4477472">ad</w> <w id="4477473">id</w> <w id="4477474">quod</w> <w id="4477475">propositum</w> <w id="4477476">est</w> <w id="4477477">non</w> <w id="4477478">est</w> <w id="4477479">necessarium</w>. <w id="4477481">Seiunctus</w>
<w id="4477482">igitur</w> <w id="4477483">orator</w> <w id="4477484">a</w> <w id="4477485">philosophorum</w> <w id="4477486">eloquentia</w>, <w id="4477488">a</w> <w id="4477489">sophistarum</w>,
<w id="4477491">ab</w> <w id="4477492">historicorum</w>, <w id="4477494">a</w> <w id="4477495">poetarum</w> <w id="4477496">explicandus</w> <w id="4477497">est</w> <w id="4477498">nobis</w> <w id="4477499">qualis</w>
<w id="4477500">futurus</w> <w id="4477501">sit</w>.
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<p><milestone n="21" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="69" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4477503">erit</w></reg> <w id="4477504">igitur</w> <w id="4477505">eloquens</w>—<w id="4477506">hunc</w> <w id="4477507">enim</w> <w id="4477508">auctore</w> <name><w id="4477509">Antonio</w></name> <w id="4477510">quaerimus</w>—<w id="4477511">is</w>
<w id="4477512">qui</w> <w id="4477513">in</w> <w id="4477514">foro</w> <w id="4477515">causisque</w> <w id="4477516">civilibus</w> <w id="4477517">ita</w> <w id="4477518">dicet</w>, <w id="4477520">ut</w> <w id="4477521">probet</w>,
<w id="4477523">ut</w> <w id="4477524">delectet</w>, <w id="4477526">ut</w> <w id="4477527">flectat</w>. <w id="4477529">Probare</w> <w id="4477530">necessitatis</w> <w id="4477531">est</w>, <w id="4477533">delectare</w>
<w id="4477534">suavitatis</w>, <w id="4477536">flectere</w> <w id="4477537">victoriae</w>: <w id="4477538">nam</w> <w id="4477539">id</w> <w id="4477540">unum</w> <w id="4477541">ex</w> <w id="4477542">omnibus</w>
<w id="4477543">ad</w> <w id="4477544">obtinendas</w> <w id="4477545">causas</w> <w id="4477546">potest</w> <w id="4477547">plurimum</w>. <w id="4477549">Sed</w> <w id="4477550">quot</w> <w id="4477551">officia</w>
<w id="4477552">oratoris</w><ref id="n149" target="ref149" />, <w id="4477554">tot</w> <w id="4477555">sunt</w> <w id="4477556">genera</w> <w id="4477557">dicendi</w>: <w id="4477558">subtile</w> <w id="4477559">in</w> <w id="4477560">probando</w>,
<w id="4477562">modicum</w> <w id="4477563">in</w> <w id="4477564">delectando</w>, <w id="4477566">vehemens</w> <w id="4477567">in</w> <w id="4477568">flectendo</w>; <w id="4477570">in</w> <w id="4477571">quo</w>
<w id="4477572">uno</w> <w id="4477573">vis</w> <w id="4477574">omnis</w> <w id="4477575">oratoris</w> <w id="4477576">est</w>.
<milestone n="70" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4477578">magni</w></reg> <w id="4477579">igitur</w> <w id="4477580">iudici</w>, <w id="4477582">summae</w>
<w id="4477583">etiam</w> <w id="4477584">facultatis</w> <w id="4477585">esse</w> <w id="4477586">debebit</w> <w id="4477587">moderator</w> <w id="4477588">ille</w> <w id="4477589">et</w> <w id="4477590">quasi</w> <w id="4477591">temperator</w>
<w id="4477592">huius</w> <w id="4477593">tripertitae</w> <w id="4477594">varietatis</w>; <w id="4477596">nam</w> <w id="4477597">et</w> <w id="4477598">iudicabit</w> <w id="4477599">quid</w>
<w id="4477600">cuique</w><ref id="n150" target="ref150" /> <w id="4477601">opus</w> <w id="4477602">sit</w> <w id="4477603">et</w> <w id="4477604">poterit</w> <w id="4477605">quocumque</w> <w id="4477606">modo</w> <w id="4477607">postulabit</w>
<w id="4477608">causa</w> <w id="4477609">dicere</w>. <w id="4477611">Sed</w> <w id="4477612">est</w> <w id="4477613">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4477614">sicut</w> <w id="4477615">reliquarum</w> <w id="4477616">rerum</w>
<w id="4477617">fundamentum</w> <w id="4477618">sapientia</w>. <w id="4477620">Vt</w> <w id="4477621">enim</w> <w id="4477622">in</w> <w id="4477623">vita</w> <w id="4477624">sic</w> <w id="4477625">in</w> <w id="4477626">oratione</w>
<w id="4477627">nihil</w> <w id="4477628">est</w> <w id="4477629">difficilius</w> <w id="4477630">quam</w> <w id="4477631">quid</w> <w id="4477632">deceat</w> <w id="4477633">videre</w>. <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4477635">Πρέπον</w></foreign> <w id="4477636">appellant</w>
<w id="4477637">hoc</w> <name><w id="4477638">Graeci</w></name>, <w id="4477640">nos</w> <w id="4477641">dicamus</w> <w id="4477642">sane</w> <w id="4477643">decorum</w>; <w id="4477645">de</w> <w id="4477646">quo</w>
<w id="4477647">praeclare</w> <w id="4477648">et</w> <w id="4477649">multa</w><ref id="n151" target="ref151" /> <w id="4477650">praecipiuntur</w> <w id="4477651">et</w> <w id="4477652">res</w> <w id="4477653">est</w> <w id="4477654">cognitione</w> <w id="4477655">dignissima</w>;
<w id="4477657">huius</w> <w id="4477658">ignoratione</w> <w id="4477659">non</w> <w id="4477660">modo</w> <w id="4477661">in</w> <w id="4477662">vita</w> <w id="4477663">sed</w> <w id="4477664">saepissime</w>
<w id="4477665">et</w> <w id="4477666">in</w> <w id="4477667">poematis</w> <w id="4477668">et</w> <w id="4477669">in</w> <w id="4477670">oratione</w> <w id="4477671">peccatur</w>.
<milestone n="71" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4477673">est</w></reg> <w id="4477674">autem</w> <w id="4477675">quid</w>
<w id="4477676">deceat</w> <w id="4477677">oratori</w> <w id="4477678">videndum</w> <w id="4477679">non</w> <w id="4477680">in</w> <w id="4477681">sententiis</w> <w id="4477682">solum</w> <w id="4477683">sed</w> <w id="4477684">etiam</w>
<w id="4477685">in</w> <w id="4477686">verbis</w>. <w id="4477688">Non</w> <w id="4477689">enim</w> <w id="4477690">omnis</w> <w id="4477691">fortuna</w>, <w id="4477693">non</w> <w id="4477694">omnis</w> <w id="4477695">honos</w>,
<w id="4477697">non</w> <w id="4477698">omnis</w> <w id="4477699">auctoritas</w>, <w id="4477701">non</w> <w id="4477702">omnis</w> <w id="4477703">aetas</w> <w id="4477704">nec</w> <w id="4477705">vero</w> <w id="4477706">locus</w>
<w id="4477707">aut</w> <w id="4477708">tempus</w> <w id="4477709">aut</w> <w id="4477710">auditor</w> <w id="4477711">omnis</w> <w id="4477712">eodem</w> <w id="4477713">aut</w> <w id="4477714">verborum</w> <w id="4477715">genere</w>
<w id="4477716">tractandus</w> <w id="4477717">est</w> <w id="4477718">aut</w> <w id="4477719">sententiarum</w> <w id="4477720">semperque</w> <w id="4477721">in</w> <w id="4477722">omni</w> <w id="4477723">parte</w>
<w id="4477724">orationis</w> <w id="4477725">ut</w> <w id="4477726">vitae</w> <w id="4477727">quid</w> <w id="4477728">deceat</w> <w id="4477729">est</w> <w id="4477730">considerandum</w>; <w id="4477732">quod</w>
<w id="4477733">et</w> <w id="4477734">in</w> <w id="4477735">re</w> <w id="4477736">de</w> <w id="4477737">qua</w> <w id="4477738">agitur</w> <w id="4477739">positum</w> <w id="4477740">est</w> <w id="4477741">et</w> <w id="4477742">in</w> <w id="4477743">personis</w> <w id="4477744">eteorum</w>

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<w id="4477745">qui</w> <w id="4477746">dicunt</w> <w id="4477747">et</w> <w id="4477748">eorum</w> <w id="4477749">qui</w> <w id="4477750">audiunt</w>.
<milestone n="72" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4477752">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4477753">hunc</w> <w id="4477754">locum</w> <w id="4477755">longe</w>
<w id="4477756">et</w> <w id="4477757">late</w> <w id="4477758">patentem</w> <w id="4477759">philosophi</w> <w id="4477760">solent</w> <w id="4477761">in</w> <w id="4477762">officiis</w> <w id="4477763">tractare</w>—<w id="4477764">non</w>
<w id="4477765">cum</w> <w id="4477766">de</w> <w id="4477767">recto</w> <w id="4477768">ipso</w> <w id="4477769">disputant</w>, <w id="4477771">nam</w> <w id="4477772">id</w> <w id="4477773">quidem</w> <w id="4477774">unum</w> <w id="4477775">est</w>—,
<w id="4477777">grammatici</w> <w id="4477778">in</w> <w id="4477779">poetis</w>, <w id="4477781">eloquentes</w> <w id="4477782">in</w> <w id="4477783">omni</w> <w id="4477784">et</w> <w id="4477785">genere</w> <w id="4477786">et</w> <w id="4477787">parte</w>
<w id="4477788">causarum</w>. <w id="4477790">Quam</w> <w id="4477791">enim</w> <w id="4477792">indecorum</w> <w id="4477793">est</w>, <w id="4477795">de</w> <w id="4477796">stillicidiis</w> <w id="4477797">cum</w>
<w id="4477798">apud</w> <w id="4477799">unum</w> <w id="4477800">iudicem</w> <w id="4477801">dicas</w>, <w id="4477803">amplissimis</w> <w id="4477804">verbis</w> <w id="4477805">et</w> <w id="4477806">locis</w> <w id="4477807">uti</w>
<w id="4477808">communibus</w>, <w id="4477810">de</w> <w id="4477811">maiestate</w> <w id="4477812">populi</w> <w id="4477813">Romani</w> <w id="4477814">summisse</w> <w id="4477815">et</w> <w id="4477816">subtiliter</w><ref id="n152" target="ref152" />!
<milestone n="22" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4477817">hic</w></reg> <w id="4477818">genere</w> <w id="4477819">toto</w>, <w id="4477821">at</w> <w id="4477822">persona</w> <w id="4477823">alii</w> <w id="4477824">peccant</w> <w id="4477825">aut</w> <w id="4477826">sua</w> <w id="4477827">aut</w>
<w id="4477828">iudicum</w> <w id="4477829">aut</w> <w id="4477830">etiam</w> <w id="4477831">adversariorum</w>, <w id="4477833">nec</w> <w id="4477834">re</w> <w id="4477835">solum</w> <w id="4477836">sed</w> <w id="4477837">saepe</w>
<w id="4477838">verbo</w>; <w id="4477840">etsi</w><ref id="n153" target="ref153" /> <w id="4477841">sine</w> <w id="4477842">re</w> <w id="4477843">nulla</w> <w id="4477844">vis</w> <w id="4477845">verbi</w> <w id="4477846">est</w>, <w id="4477848">tamen</w> <w id="4477849">eadem</w> <w id="4477850">res</w>
<w id="4477851">saepe</w> <w id="4477852">aut</w> <w id="4477853">probatur</w> <w id="4477854">aut</w> <w id="4477855">reicitur</w> <w id="4477856">alio</w> <w id="4477857">atque</w> <w id="4477858">alio</w> <w id="4477859">elata</w> <w id="4477860">verbo</w>.
<milestone n="73" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4477862">in</w></reg> <w id="4477863">omnibusque</w> <w id="4477864">rebus</w> <w id="4477865">videndum</w> <w id="4477866">est</w> <w id="4477867">quatenus</w>; <w id="4477869">etsi</w> <w id="4477870">enim</w>
<w id="4477871">suus</w> <w id="4477872">cuique</w> <w id="4477873">modus</w> <w id="4477874">est</w>, <w id="4477876">tamen</w> <w id="4477877">magis</w> <w id="4477878">offendit</w> <w id="4477879">nimium</w> <w id="4477880">quam</w>
<w id="4477881">parum</w>; <w id="4477883">in</w> <w id="4477884">quo</w> <name><w id="4477885">Apelles</w></name> <w id="4477886">pictores</w> <w id="4477887">quoque</w> <w id="4477888">eos</w> <w id="4477889">peccare</w> <w id="4477890">dicebat</w>
<w id="4477891">qui</w> <w id="4477892">non</w> <w id="4477893">sentirent</w> <w id="4477894">quid</w> <w id="4477895">esset</w> <w id="4477896">satis</w>. <w id="4477898">Magnus</w> <w id="4477899">est</w> <w id="4477900">locus</w><ref id="n154" target="ref154" /> <w id="4477901">hic</w>,
<name><w id="4477903">Brute</w></name>, <w id="4477905">quod</w> <w id="4477906">te</w> <w id="4477907">non</w> <w id="4477908">fugit</w>, <w id="4477910">et</w> <w id="4477911">magnum</w> <w id="4477912">volumen</w> <w id="4477913">aliud</w>
<w id="4477914">desiderat</w>; <w id="4477916">sed</w> <w id="4477917">ad</w> <w id="4477918">id</w> <w id="4477919">quod</w> <w id="4477920">agitur</w> <w id="4477921">illud</w> <w id="4477922">satis</w> <name><w id="4477923">Cum</w></name> <w id="4477924">hoc</w>
<w id="4477925">decere</w>—<w id="4477926">quod</w> <w id="4477927">semper</w> <w id="4477928">usurpamus</w> <w id="4477929">in</w> <w id="4477930">omnibus</w> <w id="4477931">dictis</w> <w id="4477932">et</w> <w id="4477933">factis</w>,
<w id="4477935">minimis</w> <w id="4477936">et</w> <w id="4477937">maximis</w>—<w id="4477938">cum</w> <w id="4477939">hoc</w>, <w id="4477941">inquam</w><ref id="n155" target="ref155" />, <w id="4477943">decere</w> <w id="4477944">dicimus</w><ref id="n156" target="ref156" />,
<w id="4477946">illud</w> <w id="4477947">non</w> <w id="4477948">decere</w>, <w id="4477950">et</w> <w id="4477951">id</w><ref id="n157" target="ref157" /> <w id="4477952">usquequaque</w> <w id="4477953">quantum</w> <w id="4477954">sit</w> <w id="4477955">appareat</w>
<w id="4477956">in</w> <w id="4477957">alioque</w> <w id="4477958">ponatur</w> <w id="4477959">aliudque</w> <w id="4477960">totum</w> <w id="4477961">sit</w>, <w id="4477963">utrum</w> <w id="4477964">decere</w> <w id="4477965">an</w>
<w id="4477966">oportere</w> <w id="4477967">dicas</w>;—<w id="4477969">oportere</w> <w id="4477970">enim</w> <w id="4477971">perfectionem</w> <w id="4477972">declarat</w> <w id="4477973">offici</w>,
<milestone n="74" unit="section" /><w id="4477975">quo</w> <w id="4477976">et</w> <w id="4477977">semper</w> <w id="4477978">utendum</w> <w id="4477979">est</w> <w id="4477980">et</w> <w id="4477981">omnibus</w>, <w id="4477983">decere</w> <w id="4477984">quasi</w> <w id="4477985">aptum</w>
<w id="4477986">esse</w> <w id="4477987">consentaneumque</w> <w id="4477988">tempori</w> <w id="4477989">et</w> <w id="4477990">personae</w>; <w id="4477992">quod</w> <w id="4477993">cum</w> <w id="4477994">in</w>
<w id="4477995">factis</w> <w id="4477996">saepissime</w> <w id="4477997">tum</w> <w id="4477998">in</w> <w id="4477999">dictis</w> <w id="4478000">valet</w>, <w id="4478002">in</w> <w id="4478003">vultu</w> <w id="4478004">denique</w> <w id="4478005">et</w>
<w id="4478006">gestu</w> <w id="4478007">et</w> <w id="4478008">incessu</w>, <w id="4478010">contraque</w> <w id="4478011">item</w> <w id="4478012">dedecere</w>; <w id="4478014">quod</w> <w id="4478015">si</w> <w id="4478016">poeta</w>
<w id="4478017">fugit</w> <w id="4478018">ut</w> <w id="4478019">maximum</w> <w id="4478020">vitium</w>, <w id="4478022">qui</w> <w id="4478023">peccat</w> <w id="4478024">etiam</w>, <w id="4478026">cum</w> <w id="4478027">probi</w><ref id="n158" target="ref158" />
<w id="4478028">orationem</w> <w id="4478029">adfingit</w> <w id="4478030">improbo</w> <w id="4478031">stultove</w> <w id="4478032">sapientis</w>; <w id="4478034">si</w> <w id="4478035">denique</w>
<w id="4478036">pictor</w> <w id="4478037">ille</w> <w id="4478038">vidit</w>, <w id="4478040">cum</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4478041">in</w></hi><ref id="n159" target="ref159" /> <w id="4478042">immolanda</w> <name><w id="4478043">Iphigenia</w></name> <w id="4478044">tristis</w> <name><w id="4478045">Calchas</w></name>
<w id="4478046">esset</w>, <w id="4478048">tristior</w><ref id="n160" target="ref160" /> <name><w id="4478049">Vlixes</w></name>, <w id="4478051">maereret</w> <name><w id="4478052">Menelaus</w></name>, <w id="4478054">obvolvendum</w> <w id="4478055">ca</w>-

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<w id="4478056">put</w> <name><w id="4478057">Agamemnonis</w></name> <w id="4478058">esse</w>, <w id="4478060">quoniam</w> <w id="4478061">summum</w> <w id="4478062">ilium</w> <w id="4478063">luctum</w>
<w id="4478064">penicillo</w> <w id="4478065">non</w> <w id="4478066">posset</w> <w id="4478067">imitari</w>; <w id="4478069">si</w> <w id="4478070">denique</w> <w id="4478071">histrio</w> <w id="4478072">quid</w> <w id="4478073">deceat</w>
<w id="4478074">quaerit</w>, <w id="4478076">quid</w> <w id="4478077">faciendum</w> <w id="4478078">oratori</w> <w id="4478079">putemus</w>?—<w id="4478080">sed</w> <w id="4478081">cum</w> <w id="4478082">hoc</w>
<w id="4478083">tantum</w> <w id="4478084">sit</w>, <w id="4478086">quid</w> <w id="4478087">in</w> <w id="4478088">causis</w> <w id="4478089">earumque</w> <w id="4478090">quasi</w> <w id="4478091">membris</w> <w id="4478092">faciat</w>
<w id="4478093">orator</w> <w id="4478094">viderit</w>: <w id="4478095">illud</w> <w id="4478096">quidem</w> <w id="4478097">perspicuum</w> <w id="4478098">est</w>, <w id="4478100">non</w> <w id="4478101">modo</w>
<w id="4478102">partis</w> <w id="4478103">orationis</w> <w id="4478104">sed</w> <w id="4478105">etiam</w> <w id="4478106">causas</w> <w id="4478107">totas</w> <w id="4478108">alias</w> <w id="4478109">alia</w> <w id="4478110">forma</w>
<w id="4478111">dicendi</w> <w id="4478112">esse</w> <w id="4478113">tractandas</w>.
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<p><milestone n="23" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="75" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4478115">sequitur</w></reg> <w id="4478116">ut</w> <w id="4478117">cuiusque</w> <w id="4478118">generis</w> <w id="4478119">nota</w> <w id="4478120">quaeratur</w> <w id="4478121">et</w> <w id="4478122">formula</w>:
<w id="4478123">magnum</w> <w id="4478124">opus</w> <w id="4478125">et</w> <w id="4478126">arduum</w>, <w id="4478128">ut</w> <w id="4478129">saepe</w> <w id="4478130">iam</w> <w id="4478131">diximus</w>; <w id="4478133">sed</w>
<w id="4478134">ingredientibus</w> <w id="4478135">considerandum</w> <w id="4478136">fuit</w> <w id="4478137">quid</w> <w id="4478138">ageremus</w>, <w id="4478140">nunc</w>
<w id="4478141">quidem</w> <w id="4478142">iam</w> <w id="4478143">quocumque</w> <w id="4478144">feremur</w> <w id="4478145">danda</w> <w id="4478146">nimirum</w> <w id="4478147">vela</w> <w id="4478148">sunt</w>.
<w id="4478150">Ac</w> <w id="4478151">primum</w> <w id="4478152">informandus</w> <w id="4478153">est</w> <w id="4478154">ille</w> <w id="4478155">nobis</w> <w id="4478156">quem</w> <w id="4478157">solum</w> <w id="4478158">quidem</w>
<w id="4478159">vocant</w> <name><w id="4478160">Atticum</w></name>.
<milestone n="76" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4478162">summissus</w></reg> <w id="4478163">est</w> <w id="4478164">et</w> <w id="4478165">humilis</w>, <w id="4478167">consuetudinem</w>
<w id="4478168">imitans</w>, <w id="4478170">ab</w> <w id="4478171">indisertis</w> <w id="4478172">re</w> <w id="4478173">plus</w> <w id="4478174">quam</w> <w id="4478175">opinione</w> <w id="4478176">differens</w>. <w id="4478178">Itaque</w>
<w id="4478179">eum</w> <w id="4478180">qui</w> <w id="4478181">audiunt</w>, <w id="4478183">quamvis</w> <w id="4478184">ipsi</w> <w id="4478185">infantes</w> <w id="4478186">sint</w>, <w id="4478188">tamen</w> <w id="4478189">illo</w>
<w id="4478190">modo</w> <w id="4478191">confidunt</w> <w id="4478192">se</w> <w id="4478193">posse</w> <w id="4478194">dicere</w>. <w id="4478196">Nam</w> <w id="4478197">orationis</w> <w id="4478198">subtilitas</w>
<w id="4478199">imitabilis</w> <w id="4478200">illa</w> <w id="4478201">quidem</w> <w id="4478202">videtur</w> <w id="4478203">esse</w> <w id="4478204">existimanti</w>, <w id="4478206">sed</w> <w id="4478207">nihil</w> <w id="4478208">est</w>
<w id="4478209">experienti</w> <w id="4478210">minus</w>. <w id="4478212">Etsi</w> <w id="4478213">enim</w> <w id="4478214">non</w> <w id="4478215">plurimi</w> <w id="4478216">sanguinis</w> <w id="4478217">est</w>,
<w id="4478219">habeat</w> <w id="4478220">tamen</w> <w id="4478221">sucum</w> <w id="4478222">aliquem</w> <w id="4478223">oportet</w>, <w id="4478225">ut</w>, <w id="4478227">etiam</w> <w id="4478228">si</w> <w id="4478229">illis</w>
<w id="4478230">maximis</w> <w id="4478231">viribus</w> <w id="4478232">careat</w>, <w id="4478234">sit</w>, <w id="4478236">ut</w> <w id="4478237">ita</w> <w id="4478238">dicam</w>, <w id="4478240">integra</w> <w id="4478241">valetudine</w>.
<milestone n="77" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4478243">primum</w></reg> <w id="4478244">igitur</w> <w id="4478245">eum</w> <w id="4478246">tamquam</w> <w id="4478247">e</w> <w id="4478248">vinculis</w> <w id="4478249">numerorum</w> <w id="4478250">eximamus</w>. <w id="4478252">Sunt</w> <w id="4478253">enim</w> <w id="4478254">quidam</w>, <w id="4478256">ut</w> <w id="4478257">scis</w>, <w id="4478259">oratorii</w><ref id="n161" target="ref161" /> <w id="4478260">numeri</w>, <w id="4478262">de</w> <w id="4478263">quibus</w>
<w id="4478264">mox</w> <w id="4478265">agemus</w>, <w id="4478267">observandi</w> <w id="4478268">ratione</w> <w id="4478269">quadam</w>, <w id="4478271">sed</w> <w id="4478272">alio</w> <w id="4478273">in</w> <w id="4478274">genere</w>
<w id="4478275">orationis</w>, <w id="4478277">in</w> <w id="4478278">hoc</w> <w id="4478279">omnino</w> <w id="4478280">relinquendi</w>. <w id="4478282">Solutum</w> <w id="4478283">quiddam</w>
<w id="4478284">sit</w> <w id="4478285">nec</w> <w id="4478286">vagum</w> <w id="4478287">tamen</w>, <w id="4478289">ut</w> <w id="4478290">ingredi</w> <w id="4478291">libere</w>, <w id="4478293">non</w> <w id="4478294">ut</w> <w id="4478295">licenter</w>
<w id="4478296">videatur</w> <w id="4478297">errare</w>. <w id="4478299">Verba</w> <w id="4478300">etiam</w> <w id="4478301">verbis</w> <w id="4478302">quasi</w> <w id="4478303">coagmentare</w>
<w id="4478304">neglegat</w>. <w id="4478306">Habet</w> <w id="4478307">enim</w> <w id="4478308">ille</w> <w id="4478309">tamquam</w> <w id="4478310">hiatus</w> <w id="4478311">et</w> <w id="4478312">concursus</w><ref id="n162" target="ref162" />
<w id="4478313">vocalium</w> <w id="4478314">molle</w> <w id="4478315">quiddam</w> <w id="4478316">et</w> <w id="4478317">quod</w> <w id="4478318">indicet</w> <w id="4478319">non</w> <w id="4478320">ingratam</w>
<w id="4478321">neglegentiam</w> <w id="4478322">de</w> <w id="4478323">re</w> <w id="4478324">hominis</w> <w id="4478325">magis</w> <w id="4478326">quam</w> <w id="4478327">de</w> <w id="4478328">verbis</w> <w id="4478329">laborantis</w>.
<milestone n="78" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4478331">sed</w></reg> <w id="4478332">erit</w> <w id="4478333">videndum</w> <w id="4478334">de</w> <w id="4478335">reliquis</w>, <w id="4478337">cum</w> <w id="4478338">haec</w> <w id="4478339">duo</w> <w id="4478340">ei</w>
<w id="4478341">liberiora</w> <w id="4478342">fuerint</w>, <w id="4478344">circuitus</w> <w id="4478345">conglutinatioque</w> <w id="4478346">verborum</w>. <w id="4478348">Illa</w>
<w id="4478349">enim</w> <w id="4478350">ipsa</w> <w id="4478351">contracta</w> <w id="4478352">et</w> <w id="4478353">minuta</w> <w id="4478354">non</w> <w id="4478355">neglegenter</w> <w id="4478356">tractanda</w>

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<w id="4478357">sunt</w>, <w id="4478359">sed</w> <w id="4478360">quaedam</w> <w id="4478361">etiam</w> <w id="4478362">neglegentia</w> <w id="4478363">est</w> <w id="4478364">diligens</w>. <w id="4478366">Nam</w> <w id="4478367">ut</w>
<w id="4478368">mulieres</w> <w id="4478369">esse</w> <w id="4478370">dicuntur</w> <w id="4478371">non</w> <w id="4478372">nullae</w> <w id="4478373">inornatae</w>, <w id="4478375">quasi</w> <w id="4478376">id</w> <w id="4478377">ipsum</w>
<w id="4478378">deceat</w>, <w id="4478380">sic</w> <w id="4478381">haec</w> <w id="4478382">subtilis</w> <w id="4478383">oratio</w> <w id="4478384">etiam</w> <w id="4478385">incompta</w> <w id="4478386">delectat</w>; <w id="4478388">fit</w>
<w id="4478389">enim</w> <w id="4478390">quiddam</w> <w id="4478391">in</w> <w id="4478392">utroque</w>, <w id="4478394">quo</w> <w id="4478395">sit</w> <w id="4478396">venustius</w>, <w id="4478398">sed</w> <w id="4478399">non</w> <w id="4478400">ut</w>
<w id="4478401">appareat</w>. <w id="4478403">Tum</w> <w id="4478404">removebitur</w> <w id="4478405">omnis</w> <w id="4478406">insignis</w> <w id="4478407">ornatus</w> <w id="4478408">quasi</w>
<w id="4478409">margaritarum</w>,
<milestone n="79" unit="section" /><w id="4478411">ne</w> <w id="4478412">calamistri</w> <w id="4478413">quidem</w> <w id="4478414">adhibebuntur</w>; <w id="4478416">fucati</w>
<w id="4478417">vero</w> <w id="4478418">medicamenta</w> <w id="4478419">candoris</w> <w id="4478420">et</w> <w id="4478421">ruboris</w> <w id="4478422">omnia</w> <w id="4478423">repellentur</w>;
<w id="4478425">elegantia</w> <w id="4478426">modo</w> <w id="4478427">et</w> <w id="4478428">munditia</w> <w id="4478429">remanebit</w>. <w id="4478431">Sermo</w> <w id="4478432">purus</w> <w id="4478433">erit</w>
<w id="4478434">et</w> <name><w id="4478435">Latinus</w></name>, <w id="4478437">dilucide</w> <w id="4478438">planeque</w> <w id="4478439">dicetur</w>, <w id="4478441">quid</w> <w id="4478442">deceat</w> <w id="4478443">circumspicietur</w>;
<milestone n="24" unit="chapter" /><w id="4478445">unum</w> <w id="4478446">aberit</w>, <w id="4478448">quod</w> <w id="4478449">quartum</w> <w id="4478450">numerat</w> <name><w id="4478451">Theophrastus</w></name>
<w id="4478452">in</w> <w id="4478453">orationis</w> <w id="4478454">laudibus</w>: <w id="4478455">ornatum</w><ref id="n163" target="ref163" /> <w id="4478456">illud</w>, <w id="4478458">suave</w> <w id="4478459">et</w>
<w id="4478460">adfluens</w>. <w id="4478462">Acutae</w> <w id="4478463">crebraeque</w> <w id="4478464">sententiae</w> <w id="4478465">ponentur</w> <w id="4478466">et</w> <w id="4478467">nescio</w>
<w id="4478468">unde</w> <w id="4478469">ex</w> <w id="4478470">abdito</w> <w id="4478471">erutae</w>; <w id="4478473">ac</w>—<w id="4478474">quod</w><ref id="n164" target="ref164" /> <w id="4478475">in</w> <w id="4478476">hoc</w> <w id="4478477">oratore</w><ref id="n165" target="ref165" /> <w id="4478478">dominabitur</w>—<w id="4478479">verecundus</w> <w id="4478480">erit</w> <w id="4478481">usus</w> <w id="4478482">oratoriae</w> <w id="4478483">quasi</w> <w id="4478484">supellectilis</w>.
<milestone n="80" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4478486">supellex</w></reg> <w id="4478487">est</w> <w id="4478488">enim</w> <w id="4478489">quodam</w> <w id="4478490">modo</w> <w id="4478491">nostra</w>, <w id="4478493">quae</w> <w id="4478494">est</w> <w id="4478495">in</w> <w id="4478496">ornamentis</w>,
<w id="4478498">alia</w> <w id="4478499">rerum</w> <w id="4478500">alia</w> <w id="4478501">verborum</w>. <w id="4478503">Ornatus</w> <w id="4478504">autem</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4478505">verborum</w></hi>
<w id="4478506">duplex</w><ref id="n166" target="ref166" />: <w id="4478507">unus</w> <w id="4478508">simplicium</w> <w id="4478509">alter</w> <w id="4478510">conlocatorum</w>. <w id="4478512">Simplex</w> <w id="4478513">probatur</w>
<w id="4478514">in</w> <w id="4478515">propriis</w> <w id="4478516">usitatisque</w> <w id="4478517">verbis</w>, <w id="4478519">quod</w> <w id="4478520">aut</w> <w id="4478521">optime</w> <w id="4478522">sonat</w>
<w id="4478523">aut</w> <w id="4478524">rem</w> <w id="4478525">maxime</w> <w id="4478526">explanat</w><ref id="n167" target="ref167" />; <w id="4478528">in</w> <w id="4478529">alienis</w> <w id="4478530">aut</w> <w id="4478531">translatum</w> <w id="4478532">et</w>
<w id="4478533">factum</w><ref id="n168" target="ref168" /> <w id="4478534">aliunde</w> <w id="4478535">ut</w> <w id="4478536">mutuo</w>, <w id="4478538">aut</w> <w id="4478539">factum</w> <w id="4478540">ab</w> <w id="4478541">ipso</w> <w id="4478542">ac</w> <w id="4478543">novum</w><ref id="n169" target="ref169" />
<w id="4478544">aut</w> <w id="4478545">priscum</w> <w id="4478546">et</w> <w id="4478547">inusitatum</w>; <w id="4478549">sed</w> <w id="4478550">etiam</w> <w id="4478551">inusitata</w><ref id="n170" target="ref170" /> <w id="4478552">ac</w> <w id="4478553">prisca</w>
<w id="4478554">sunt</w> <w id="4478555">in</w> <w id="4478556">propriis</w>, <w id="4478558">nisi</w> <w id="4478559">quod</w> <w id="4478560">raro</w> <w id="4478561">utimur</w>.
<milestone n="81" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4478563">conlocata</w></reg> <w id="4478564">autem</w>
<w id="4478565">verba</w> <w id="4478566">habent</w> <w id="4478567">ornatum</w>, <w id="4478569">si</w> <w id="4478570">aliquid</w> <w id="4478571">concinnitatis</w> <w id="4478572">efficiunt</w>,
<w id="4478574">quod</w> <w id="4478575">verbis</w> <w id="4478576">mutatis</w> <w id="4478577">non</w> <w id="4478578">maneat</w> <w id="4478579">manente</w> <w id="4478580">sententia</w>; <w id="4478582">nam</w>
<w id="4478583">sententiarum</w> <w id="4478584">ornamenta</w> <w id="4478585">quae</w> <w id="4478586">permanent</w>, <w id="4478588">etiam</w> <w id="4478589">si</w> <w id="4478590">verba</w>
<w id="4478591">mutaveris</w>, <w id="4478593">sunt</w> <w id="4478594">illa</w> <w id="4478595">quidem</w> <w id="4478596">permulta</w>, <w id="4478598">sed</w> <w id="4478599">quae</w> <w id="4478600">emineant</w>
<w id="4478601">pauciora</w>.
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<p><reg><w id="4478603">ergo</w></reg> <w id="4478604">ille</w> <w id="4478605">tenuis</w> <w id="4478606">orator</w>, <w id="4478608">modo</w> <w id="4478609">sit</w> <w id="4478610">elegans</w>, <w id="4478612">nec</w> <w id="4478613">in</w> <w id="4478614">faciendis</w>

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<w id="4478615">verbis</w> <w id="4478616">erit</w> <w id="4478617">audax</w> <w id="4478618">et</w> <w id="4478619">in</w> <w id="4478620">transferendis</w> <w id="4478621">verecundus</w> <w id="4478622">et</w> <w id="4478623">parcus</w> <w id="4478624">et</w>
<w id="4478625">in</w> <w id="4478626">priscis</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4478627">in</w></hi> <w id="4478628">reliquisque</w><ref id="n171" target="ref171" /> <w id="4478629">ornamentis</w> <w id="4478630">et</w> <w id="4478631">verborum</w> <w id="4478632">et</w> <w id="4478633">sententiarum</w>
<w id="4478634">demissior</w>; <hi rend="italics"><w id="4478636">ea</w></hi><ref id="n172" target="ref172" /> <w id="4478637">translatione</w> <w id="4478638">fortasse</w> <w id="4478639">crebrior</w>, <w id="4478641">qua</w> <w id="4478642">frequentissime</w>
<w id="4478643">sermo</w> <w id="4478644">omnis</w> <w id="4478645">utitur</w> <w id="4478646">non</w> <w id="4478647">modo</w> <w id="4478648">urbanorum</w>, <w id="4478650">sed</w>
<w id="4478651">etiam</w> <w id="4478652">rusticorum</w>: <w id="4478653">si</w> <w id="4478654">quidem</w> <w id="4478655">est</w> <w id="4478656">eorum</w> <w id="4478657">gemmare</w> <w id="4478658">vitis</w>, <w id="4478660">sitire</w><ref id="n173" target="ref173" />
<w id="4478661">agros</w>, <w id="4478663">laetas</w> <w id="4478664">esse</w> <w id="4478665">segetes</w>, <w id="4478667">luxuriosa</w> <w id="4478668">frumenta</w>.
<milestone n="82" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4478670">nihil</w></reg> <w id="4478671">horum</w>
<w id="4478672">parum</w> <w id="4478673">audacter</w>, <w id="4478675">sed</w> <w id="4478676">aut</w> <w id="4478677">simile</w> <w id="4478678">est</w> <w id="4478679">illi</w> <w id="4478680">unde</w> <w id="4478681">transferas</w>, <w id="4478683">aut</w>
<w id="4478684">si</w> <w id="4478685">res</w> <w id="4478686">suum</w> <w id="4478687">nullum</w> <w id="4478688">habet</w> <w id="4478689">nomen</w>, <w id="4478691">docendi</w> <w id="4478692">causa</w> <w id="4478693">sumptum</w>,
<w id="4478695">non</w> <w id="4478696">ludendi</w> <w id="4478697">videtur</w>. <w id="4478699">Hoc</w> <w id="4478700">ornamento</w> <w id="4478701">liberius</w> <w id="4478702">paulo</w> <w id="4478703">quam</w>
<w id="4478704">ceteris</w> <w id="4478705">utetur</w> <w id="4478706">hic</w> <w id="4478707">summissus</w>, <w id="4478709">nec</w> <w id="4478710">tam</w> <w id="4478711">licenter</w> <w id="4478712">tamen</w> <w id="4478713">quam</w>
<w id="4478714">si</w> <w id="4478715">genere</w> <w id="4478716">dicendi</w> <w id="4478717">uteretur</w> <w id="4478718">amplissimo</w>;
<milestone n="25" unit="chapter" /><w id="4478720">itaque</w> <w id="4478721">illud</w> <w id="4478722">indecorum</w>,
<w id="4478724">quod</w> <w id="4478725">quale</w> <w id="4478726">sit</w> <w id="4478727">ex</w> <w id="4478728">decoro</w> <w id="4478729">debet</w> <w id="4478730">intellegi</w>, <w id="4478732">hic</w> <w id="4478733">quoque</w>
<w id="4478734">apparet</w>, <w id="4478736">cum</w> <w id="4478737">verbum</w> <w id="4478738">aliquod</w> <w id="4478739">altius</w> <w id="4478740">transfertur</w> <w id="4478741">idque</w> <w id="4478742">in</w>
<w id="4478743">oratione</w> <w id="4478744">humili</w> <w id="4478745">ponitur</w> <w id="4478746">quod</w> <w id="4478747">idem</w> <w id="4478748">in</w> <w id="4478749">alia</w><ref id="n174" target="ref174" /> <w id="4478750">deceret</w>.
<milestone n="83" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4478752">illam</w></reg>
<w id="4478753">autem</w> <w id="4478754">concinnitatem</w>, <w id="4478756">quae</w> <w id="4478757">verborum</w> <w id="4478758">conlocationem</w> <w id="4478759">inluminat</w>
<w id="4478760">eis</w> <w id="4478761">luminibus</w> <w id="4478762">quae</w> <name><w id="4478763">Graeci</w></name> <w id="4478764">quasi</w> <w id="4478765">aliquos</w> <w id="4478766">gestus</w> <w id="4478767">orationis</w>
<foreign lang="greek"><w id="4478768">σχήματα</w></foreign> <w id="4478769">appellant</w>, <w id="4478771">quod</w> <w id="4478772">idem</w> <w id="4478773">verbum</w> <w id="4478774">ab</w> <w id="4478775">eis</w> <w id="4478776">etiam</w>
<w id="4478777">in</w> <w id="4478778">sententiarum</w> <w id="4478779">ornamenta</w> <w id="4478780">transfertur</w>, <w id="4478782">adhibet</w><ref id="n175" target="ref175" /> <w id="4478783">hic</w> <w id="4478784">quidem</w><ref id="n176" target="ref176" />
<w id="4478785">subtilis</w>, <w id="4478787">quem</w> <w id="4478788">nisi</w> <w id="4478789">quod</w> <w id="4478790">solum</w> <w id="4478791">ceteroqui</w><ref id="n177" target="ref177" /> <w id="4478792">recte</w> <w id="4478793">quidam</w>
<w id="4478794">vocant</w> <name><w id="4478795">Atticum</w></name>, <w id="4478797">sed</w> <w id="4478798">paulo</w> <w id="4478799">parcius</w>; <w id="4478801">nam</w> <w id="4478802">sic</w> <w id="4478803">ut</w><ref id="n178" target="ref178" /> <w id="4478804">in</w> <w id="4478805">epularum</w>
<w id="4478806">apparatu</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4478807">a</w></hi><ref id="n179" target="ref179" /> <w id="4478808">magnificentia</w> <w id="4478809">recedens</w> <w id="4478810">non</w> <w id="4478811">se</w> <w id="4478812">parcum</w> <w id="4478813">solum</w> <w id="4478814">sed</w>
<w id="4478815">etiam</w> <w id="4478816">elegantem</w> <w id="4478817">videri</w> <w id="4478818">volet</w>, <hi rend="italics"><w id="4478820">et</w></hi> <w id="4478821">eliget</w><ref id="n180" target="ref180" /> <w id="4478822">quibus</w> <w id="4478823">utatur</w>;
<milestone n="84" unit="section" /><w id="4478825">sunt</w>
<w id="4478826">enim</w> <w id="4478827">pleraque</w> <w id="4478828">apta</w><ref id="n181" target="ref181" /> <w id="4478829">huius</w> <w id="4478830">ipsius</w> <w id="4478831">oratoris</w> <w id="4478832">de</w> <w id="4478833">quo</w> <w id="4478834">loquor</w>
<w id="4478835">parsimoniae</w>. <w id="4478837">Nam</w> <w id="4478838">illa</w> <w id="4478839">de</w> <w id="4478840">quibus</w> <w id="4478841">ante</w> <w id="4478842">dixi</w> <w id="4478843">huic</w> <w id="4478844">acuto</w>
<w id="4478845">fugienda</w> <w id="4478846">sunt</w>: <w id="4478847">paria</w> <w id="4478848">paribus</w> <w id="4478849">relata</w> <w id="4478850">et</w> <w id="4478851">similiter</w> <w id="4478852">conclusa</w>
<w id="4478853">eodemque</w> <w id="4478854">pacto</w> <w id="4478855">cadentia</w> <w id="4478856">et</w> <w id="4478857">immutatione</w> <w id="4478858">litterae</w> <w id="4478859">quasi</w><ref id="n182" target="ref182" />
<w id="4478860">quaesitae</w> <w id="4478861">venustates</w>, <w id="4478863">ne</w> <w id="4478864">elaborata</w> <w id="4478865">concinnitas</w> <w id="4478866">et</w> <w id="4478867">quoddam</w>
<w id="4478868">aucupium</w> <w id="4478869">delectationis</w> <w id="4478870">manifesto</w> <w id="4478871">deprehensum</w> <w id="4478872">appareat</w>;

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<milestone n="85" unit="section" /><w id="4478874">itemque</w> <w id="4478875">si</w> <w id="4478876">quae</w> <w id="4478877">verborum</w> <w id="4478878">iterationes</w> <w id="4478879">contentionem</w> <w id="4478880">aliquam</w>
<w id="4478881">et</w> <w id="4478882">clamorem</w> <w id="4478883">requirent</w>, <w id="4478885">erunt</w> <w id="4478886">ab</w> <w id="4478887">hac</w> <w id="4478888">summissione</w> <w id="4478889">orationis</w>
<w id="4478890">alienae</w>; <w id="4478892">ceteris</w> <w id="4478893">promiscue</w> <w id="4478894">poterit</w> <w id="4478895">uti</w>, <w id="4478897">continuationem</w>
<w id="4478898">verborum</w> <w id="4478899">modo</w> <w id="4478900">relaxet</w> <w id="4478901">et</w> <w id="4478902">dividat</w> <w id="4478903">utaturque</w> <w id="4478904">verbis</w> <w id="4478905">quam</w>
<w id="4478906">usitatissimis</w>, <w id="4478908">translationibus</w> <w id="4478909">quam</w> <w id="4478910">mollissimis</w>; <w id="4478912">etiam</w> <w id="4478913">illa</w>
<w id="4478914">sententiarum</w> <w id="4478915">lumina</w> <w id="4478916">adsumet</w><ref id="n183" target="ref183" />, <w id="4478918">quae</w> <w id="4478919">non</w> <w id="4478920">erunt</w> <w id="4478921">vehementer</w>
<w id="4478922">inlustria</w>. <w id="4478924">Non</w> <w id="4478925">faciet</w> <w id="4478926">rem</w> <w id="4478927">publicam</w> <w id="4478928">loquentem</w> <w id="4478929">nec</w> <w id="4478930">ab</w> <w id="4478931">inferis</w>
<w id="4478932">mortuos</w> <w id="4478933">excitabit</w> <w id="4478934">nec</w> <w id="4478935">acervatim</w> <w id="4478936">multa</w> <w id="4478937">frequentans</w> <w id="4478938">una</w>
<w id="4478939">complexione</w> <w id="4478940">devinciet</w>. <w id="4478942">Valentiorum</w> <w id="4478943">haec</w> <w id="4478944">laterum</w> <w id="4478945">sunt</w> <w id="4478946">nec</w>
<w id="4478947">ab</w> <w id="4478948">hoc</w>, <w id="4478950">quem</w> <w id="4478951">informamus</w>, <w id="4478953">aut</w> <w id="4478954">exspectanda</w> <w id="4478955">aut</w> <w id="4478956">postulanda</w>;
<w id="4478958">erit</w> <w id="4478959">enim</w> <w id="4478960">ut</w> <w id="4478961">voce</w> <w id="4478962">sic</w> <w id="4478963">etiam</w> <w id="4478964">oratione</w> <w id="4478965">suppressior</w>.
<milestone n="86" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4478967">sed</w></reg> <w id="4478968">pleraque</w>
<w id="4478969">ex</w> <w id="4478970">ills</w> <w id="4478971">convenient</w> <w id="4478972">etiam</w> <w id="4478973">huic</w> <w id="4478974">tenuitati</w>, <w id="4478976">quamquam</w>
<w id="4478977">isdem</w> <w id="4478978">ornamentis</w> <w id="4478979">utetur</w> <w id="4478980">horridius</w>; <w id="4478982">talem</w> <w id="4478983">enim</w> <w id="4478984">inducimus</w>.
<w id="4478986">Accedet</w><ref id="n184" target="ref184" /> <w id="4478987">actio</w> <w id="4478988">non</w> <w id="4478989">tragica</w> <w id="4478990">nec</w> <w id="4478991">scaenae</w>, <w id="4478993">sed</w> <w id="4478994">modica</w> <w id="4478995">iactatione</w>
<w id="4478996">corporis</w>, <w id="4478998">vultu</w> <w id="4478999">tamen</w> <w id="4479000">multa</w> <w id="4479001">conficiens</w>; <w id="4479003">non</w> <w id="4479004">hoc</w> <w id="4479005">quo</w>
<w id="4479006">dicuntur</w> <w id="4479007">os</w> <w id="4479008">ducere</w>, <w id="4479010">sed</w> <w id="4479011">illo</w> <w id="4479012">quo</w> <w id="4479013">significant</w> <w id="4479014">ingenue</w> <w id="4479015">quo</w>
<w id="4479016">sensu</w> <w id="4479017">quidque</w> <w id="4479018">pronuntient</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="26" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="87" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479020">huic</w></reg> <w id="4479021">generi</w> <w id="4479022">orationis</w> <w id="4479023">aspergentur</w> <w id="4479024">etiam</w> <w id="4479025">sales</w>, <w id="4479027">qui</w> <w id="4479028">in</w>
<w id="4479029">dicendo</w> <w id="4479030">nimium</w><ref id="n185" target="ref185" /> <w id="4479031">quantum</w> <w id="4479032">valent</w>; <w id="4479034">quorum</w> <w id="4479035">duo</w> <w id="4479036">genera</w> <w id="4479037">sunt</w>,
<w id="4479039">unum</w> <w id="4479040">facetiarum</w>, <w id="4479042">alterum</w> <w id="4479043">dicacitatis</w>. <w id="4479045">Vtetur</w> <w id="4479046">utroque</w>;
<w id="4479048">sed</w> <w id="4479049">altero</w> <w id="4479050">in</w> <w id="4479051">narrando</w> <w id="4479052">aliquid</w> <w id="4479053">venuste</w>, <w id="4479055">altero</w> <w id="4479056">in</w> <w id="4479057">iaciendo</w>
<w id="4479058">mittendoque</w> <w id="4479059">ridiculo</w>, <w id="4479061">cuius</w> <w id="4479062">genera</w> <w id="4479063">plura</w> <w id="4479064">sunt</w>; <w id="4479066">sed</w> <w id="4479067">nunc</w>
<w id="4479068">aliud</w> <w id="4479069">agimus</w>.
<milestone n="88" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479071">illud</w></reg> <w id="4479072">admonemus</w> <w id="4479073">tamen</w> <w id="4479074">ridiculo</w> <w id="4479075">sic</w> <w id="4479076">usurum</w>
<w id="4479077">oratorem</w> <w id="4479078">ut</w> <w id="4479079">nec</w> <w id="4479080">nimis</w> <w id="4479081">frequenti</w> <w id="4479082">ne</w> <w id="4479083">scurrile</w> <w id="4479084">sit</w>, <w id="4479086">nec</w> <w id="4479087">subobsceno</w>
<w id="4479088">ne</w> <w id="4479089">mimicum</w><ref id="n186" target="ref186" />, <w id="4479091">nec</w> <w id="4479092">petulanti</w> <w id="4479093">ne</w> <w id="4479094">improbum</w>, <w id="4479096">nec</w> <w id="4479097">in</w>
<w id="4479098">calamitatem</w> <w id="4479099">ne</w> <w id="4479100">inhumanum</w>, <w id="4479102">nec</w> <w id="4479103">in</w> <w id="4479104">facinus</w> <w id="4479105">ne</w> <w id="4479106">odii</w> <w id="4479107">locum</w>
<w id="4479108">risus</w> <w id="4479109">occupet</w>, <w id="4479111">neque</w> <w id="4479112">aut</w> <w id="4479113">sua</w> <w id="4479114">persona</w> <w id="4479115">aut</w> <w id="4479116">iudicum</w> <w id="4479117">aut</w> <w id="4479118">tempore</w>
<w id="4479119">alienum</w>. <w id="4479121">Haec</w> <w id="4479122">enim</w> <w id="4479123">ad</w> <w id="4479124">illud</w> <w id="4479125">indecorum</w> <w id="4479126">referuntur</w>.
<milestone n="89" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479128">vitabit</w></reg> <w id="4479129">etiam</w> <w id="4479130">quaesita</w> <w id="4479131">nec</w> <w id="4479132">ex</w> <w id="4479133">tempore</w> <w id="4479134">ficta</w>, <w id="4479136">sed</w> <w id="4479137">domo</w>
<w id="4479138">adlata</w>, <w id="4479140">quae</w> <w id="4479141">plerumque</w> <w id="4479142">sunt</w> <w id="4479143">frigida</w>. <w id="4479145">Parcet</w> <w id="4479146">et</w> <w id="4479147">amicitiis</w> <w id="4479148">et</w>
<w id="4479149">dignitatibus</w>, <w id="4479151">vitabit</w> <w id="4479152">insanabilis</w> <w id="4479153">contumelias</w>, <w id="4479155">tantum</w> <w id="4479156">modo</w>

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<w id="4479157">adversarios</w> <w id="4479158">figet</w> <w id="4479159">nec</w> <w id="4479160">eos</w> <w id="4479161">tamen</w> <w id="4479162">semper</w> <w id="4479163">nec</w> <w id="4479164">omnis</w> <w id="4479165">nec</w> <w id="4479166">omni</w>
<w id="4479167">modo</w>. <w id="4479169">Quibus</w> <w id="4479170">exceptis</w> <w id="4479171">sic</w> <w id="4479172">utetur</w> <w id="4479173">sale</w> <w id="4479174">et</w> <w id="4479175">facetiis</w>, <w id="4479177">ut</w> <w id="4479178">ego</w>
<w id="4479179">ex</w> <w id="4479180">istis</w> <w id="4479181">novis</w> <name><w id="4479182">Atticis</w></name> <w id="4479183">talem</w> <w id="4479184">cognoverim</w><ref id="n187" target="ref187" /> <w id="4479185">neminem</w>, <w id="4479187">cum</w> <w id="4479188">id</w>
<w id="4479189">certe</w> <w id="4479190">sit</w> <w id="4479191">vel</w> <w id="4479192">maxime</w> <name><w id="4479193">Atticum</w></name>.
<milestone n="90" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479195">hanc</w></reg> <w id="4479196">ego</w> <w id="4479197">iudico</w> <w id="4479198">formam</w>
<w id="4479199">summissi</w> <w id="4479200">oratoris</w><ref id="n188" target="ref188" />, <w id="4479202">sed</w> <w id="4479203">magni</w> <w id="4479204">tamen</w> <w id="4479205">et</w> <w id="4479206">germani</w> <name><w id="4479207">Attici</w></name>;
<w id="4479209">quoniam</w> <w id="4479210">quicquid</w> <w id="4479211">est</w> <w id="4479212">salsum</w> <w id="4479213">aut</w> <w id="4479214">salubre</w> <w id="4479215">in</w> <w id="4479216">oratione</w>, <w id="4479218">id</w>
<w id="4479219">proprium</w> <name><w id="4479220">Atticorum</w></name> <w id="4479221">est</w>. <w id="4479223">E</w> <w id="4479224">quibus</w> <w id="4479225">tamen</w> <w id="4479226">non</w> <w id="4479227">omnes</w>
<w id="4479228">faceti</w>: <name><w id="4479229">Lysias</w></name> <w id="4479230">satis</w> <w id="4479231">et</w> <name><w id="4479232">Hyperides</w></name>, <name><w id="4479234">Demades</w></name> <w id="4479235">praeter</w> <w id="4479236">ceteros</w>
<w id="4479237">fertur</w>, <name><w id="4479239">Demosthenes</w></name> <w id="4479240">minus</w> <w id="4479241">habetur</w>; <w id="4479243">quo</w> <w id="4479244">quidem</w> <w id="4479245">mihi</w> <w id="4479246">nihil</w>
<w id="4479247">videtur</w> <w id="4479248">urbanius</w>, <w id="4479250">sed</w> <w id="4479251">non</w> <w id="4479252">tam</w> <w id="4479253">dicax</w> <w id="4479254">fuit</w> <w id="4479255">quam</w> <w id="4479256">facetus</w>; <w id="4479258">est</w>
<w id="4479259">autem</w> <w id="4479260">illud</w> <w id="4479261">acrioris</w> <w id="4479262">ingeni</w>, <w id="4479264">hoc</w> <w id="4479265">maioris</w> <w id="4479266">artis</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="91" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479268">vberius</w></reg> <w id="4479269">est</w> <w id="4479270">aliud</w> <w id="4479271">aliquantoque</w> <w id="4479272">robustius</w><ref id="n189" target="ref189" /> <w id="4479273">quam</w> <w id="4479274">hoc</w>
<w id="4479275">humile</w> <w id="4479276">de</w> <w id="4479277">quo</w> <w id="4479278">dictum</w> <w id="4479279">est</w>, <w id="4479281">summissius</w> <w id="4479282">autem</w> <w id="4479283">quam</w> <w id="4479284">illud</w>
<w id="4479285">de</w> <w id="4479286">quo</w> <w id="4479287">iam</w> <w id="4479288">dicetur</w> <w id="4479289">amplissimum</w>. <w id="4479291">Hoc</w> <w id="4479292">in</w> <w id="4479293">genere</w> <w id="4479294">nervorum</w>
<w id="4479295">vel</w> <w id="4479296">minimum</w>, <w id="4479298">suavitatis</w><ref id="n190" target="ref190" /> <w id="4479299">autem</w> <w id="4479300">est</w> <w id="4479301">vel</w> <w id="4479302">plurimum</w>. <w id="4479304">Est</w>
<w id="4479305">enim</w> <w id="4479306">plenius</w> <w id="4479307">quam</w> <w id="4479308">hoc</w> <w id="4479309">enucleatum</w>, <w id="4479311">quam</w> <w id="4479312">autem</w><ref id="n191" target="ref191" /> <w id="4479313">illud</w>
<w id="4479314">ornatum</w> <w id="4479315">copiosumque</w> <w id="4479316">summissius</w>.
<milestone n="27" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="92" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479318">huic</w></reg> <w id="4479319">omnia</w> <w id="4479320">dicendi</w>
<w id="4479321">ornamenta</w> <w id="4479322">conveniunt</w> <w id="4479323">plurimumque</w> <w id="4479324">est</w> <w id="4479325">in</w> <w id="4479326">hac</w> <w id="4479327">orationis</w><ref id="n192" target="ref192" />
<w id="4479328">forma</w> <w id="4479329">suavitatis</w>. <w id="4479331">In</w> <w id="4479332">qua</w> <w id="4479333">multi</w> <w id="4479334">floruerunt</w> <w id="4479335">apud</w> <name><w id="4479336">Graecos</w></name>,
<w id="4479338">sed</w> <name><w id="4479339">Phalereus</w></name> <name><w id="4479340">Demetrius</w></name> <w id="4479341">meo</w> <w id="4479342">iudicio</w> <w id="4479343">praestitit</w> <w id="4479344">ceteris</w>,
<w id="4479346">cuius</w> <w id="4479347">oratio</w> <w id="4479348">cum</w> <w id="4479349">sedate</w> <w id="4479350">placideque</w> <w id="4479351">liquitur</w><ref id="n193" target="ref193" />, <w id="4479353">tum</w> <w id="4479354">inlustrant</w>
<w id="4479355">eam</w> <w id="4479356">quasi</w> <w id="4479357">stellae</w> <w id="4479358">quaedam</w> <w id="4479359">translata</w> <w id="4479360">verba</w> <w id="4479361">atque</w> <w id="4479362">immutata</w><ref id="n194" target="ref194" />.
<w id="4479364">Translata</w> <w id="4479365">dico</w>, <w id="4479367">ut</w> <w id="4479368">saepe</w> <w id="4479369">iam</w>, <w id="4479371">quae</w> <w id="4479372">per</w> <w id="4479373">similitudinem</w> <w id="4479374">ab</w> <w id="4479375">alia</w>
<w id="4479376">re</w> <w id="4479377">aut</w> <w id="4479378">suavitatis</w> <w id="4479379">aut</w> <w id="4479380">inopiae</w> <w id="4479381">causa</w> <w id="4479382">transferuntur</w>; <w id="4479384">immutata</w><ref id="n195" target="ref195" />,
<w id="4479386">in</w> <w id="4479387">quibus</w> <w id="4479388">pro</w> <w id="4479389">verbo</w> <w id="4479390">proprio</w> <w id="4479391">subicitur</w> <w id="4479392">aliud</w> <w id="4479393">quod</w> <w id="4479394">idem</w>
<w id="4479395">significet</w> <w id="4479396">sumptum</w> <w id="4479397">ex</w> <w id="4479398">re</w> <w id="4479399">aliqua</w> <w id="4479400">consequenti</w>.
<milestone n="93" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479402">quod</w></reg> <w id="4479403">quamquam</w>
<w id="4479404">transferendo</w> <w id="4479405">fit</w>, <w id="4479407">tamen</w> <w id="4479408">alio</w> <w id="4479409">modo</w> <w id="4479410">transtulit</w> <w id="4479411">cum</w><ref id="n196" target="ref196" /> <w id="4479412">dixit</w><ref id="n197" target="ref197" />
<name><w id="4479413">Ennius</w></name> <w id="4479414">arce</w> <w id="4479415">et</w> <w id="4479416">urbe</w> <w id="4479417">orba</w> <w id="4479418">sum</w><ref id="n198" target="ref198" />, <w id="4479420">alio</w> <w id="4479421">modo</w><ref id="n199" target="ref199" /><del>, <w id="4479423">si</w> <w id="4479424">pro</w> <w id="4479425">patria</w> <w id="4479426">arcem</w>

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<w id="4479427">dixisset</w><ref id="n200" target="ref200" />; <w id="4479429">et</w></del> <w id="4479430">horridam</w> <name><w id="4479431">Africam</w></name> <w id="4479432">terribili</w> <w id="4479433">tremere</w> <w id="4479434">tumultu</w>
<del><w id="4479435">cum</w> <w id="4479436">dicit</w> <w id="4479437">pro</w> <name><w id="4479438">Afris</w></name> <w id="4479439">immutate</w> <name><w id="4479440">Africam</w></name><ref id="n201" target="ref201" /></del>: <w id="4479441">hanc</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4479442">ὑπαλλαγήν</w></foreign>
<w id="4479443">rhetores</w>, <w id="4479445">quia</w> <w id="4479446">quasi</w> <w id="4479447">summutantur</w> <w id="4479448">verba</w> <w id="4479449">pro</w> <w id="4479450">verbis</w>, <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4479452">μετωνυμίαν</w></foreign>
<w id="4479453">grammatici</w> <w id="4479454">vocant</w>,
<milestone n="94" unit="section" /><w id="4479456">quod</w> <w id="4479457">nomina</w> <w id="4479458">transferuntur</w>; <name><w id="4479460">Aristoteles</w></name>
<w id="4479461">autem</w> <w id="4479462">translationi</w> <w id="4479463">et</w> <w id="4479464">haec</w> <w id="4479465">ipsa</w> <w id="4479466">subiungit</w> <w id="4479467">et</w> <w id="4479468">abusionem</w>,
<w id="4479470">quam</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4479471">κατάχρησιν</w></foreign> <w id="4479472">vocat</w>, <w id="4479474">ut</w> <w id="4479475">cum</w> <w id="4479476">minutum</w> <w id="4479477">dicimus</w>
<w id="4479478">animum</w> <w id="4479479">pro</w> <w id="4479480">parvo</w>; <w id="4479482">et</w> <w id="4479483">abutimur</w> <w id="4479484">verbis</w> <w id="4479485">propinquis</w>, <w id="4479487">si</w> <w id="4479488">opus</w> <w id="4479489">est</w> <w id="4479490">vel</w>
<w id="4479491">quod</w> <w id="4479492">delectat</w> <w id="4479493">vel</w> <w id="4479494">quod</w> <w id="4479495">decet</w><ref id="n202" target="ref202" />. <w id="4479497">Iam</w> <w id="4479498">cum</w> <w id="4479499">fluxerunt</w> <w id="4479500">continuo</w>
<w id="4479501">plures</w> <w id="4479502">translationes</w>, <w id="4479504">alia</w> <w id="4479505">plane</w> <w id="4479506">fit</w> <w id="4479507">oratio</w>; <w id="4479509">itaque</w> <w id="4479510">genus</w> <w id="4479511">hoc</w>
<name><w id="4479512">Graeci</w></name> <w id="4479513">appellant</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4479514">ἀλληγορίαν</w></foreign>: <w id="4479515">nomine</w> <w id="4479516">recte</w>, <w id="4479518">genere</w> <w id="4479519">melius</w>
<w id="4479520">ille</w> <w id="4479521">qui</w> <w id="4479522">ista</w> <w id="4479523">omnia</w> <w id="4479524">translationes</w> <w id="4479525">vocat</w>. <w id="4479527">Haec</w> <w id="4479528">frequentat</w>
<name><w id="4479529">Phalereus</w></name> <w id="4479530">maxime</w> <w id="4479531">suntque</w> <w id="4479532">dulcissima</w>; <w id="4479534">et</w> <w id="4479535">quamquam</w> <w id="4479536">translatio</w>
<w id="4479537">est</w> <w id="4479538">apud</w> <w id="4479539">eum</w> <w id="4479540">multa</w>, <w id="4479542">tamen</w> <w id="4479543">immutationes</w> <w id="4479544">nusquam</w>
<w id="4479545">crebriores</w>.
<milestone n="95" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479547">in</w></reg> <w id="4479548">idem</w> <w id="4479549">genus</w> <w id="4479550">orationis</w>—<w id="4479551">loquor</w> <w id="4479552">enim</w> <w id="4479553">de</w> <w id="4479554">illa</w>
<w id="4479555">modica</w> <w id="4479556">ac</w> <w id="4479557">temperata</w>—<w id="4479558">verborum</w> <w id="4479559">cadunt</w> <w id="4479560">lumina</w> <w id="4479561">omnia</w>,
<w id="4479563">multa</w> <w id="4479564">etiam</w> <w id="4479565">sententiarum</w>; <w id="4479567">latae</w><ref id="n203" target="ref203" /> <w id="4479568">eruditaeque</w> <w id="4479569">disputationes</w>
<w id="4479570">ab</w> <w id="4479571">eodem</w> <w id="4479572">explicabuntur</w> <w id="4479573">et</w> <w id="4479574">loci</w> <w id="4479575">communes</w> <w id="4479576">sine</w> <w id="4479577">contentione</w>
<w id="4479578">dicentur</w><ref id="n204" target="ref204" />. <w id="4479580">Quid</w> <w id="4479581">multa</w>? <w id="4479582">e</w> <w id="4479583">philosophorum</w> <w id="4479584">scholis</w> <w id="4479585">tales</w> <w id="4479586">fere</w>
<w id="4479587">evadunt</w>; <w id="4479589">et</w> <w id="4479590">nisi</w> <w id="4479591">coram</w> <w id="4479592">erit</w> <w id="4479593">comparatus</w> <w id="4479594">ille</w> <w id="4479595">fortior</w>, <w id="4479597">per</w> <w id="4479598">se</w>
<w id="4479599">hic</w> <w id="4479600">quem</w><ref id="n205" target="ref205" /> <w id="4479601">dico</w> <w id="4479602">probabitur</w>.
<milestone n="96" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479604">est</w></reg> <w id="4479605">enim</w> <w id="4479606">quoddam</w> <w id="4479607">etiam</w>
<w id="4479608">insigne</w> <w id="4479609">et</w><ref id="n206" target="ref206" /> <w id="4479610">florens</w><ref id="n207" target="ref207" /> <w id="4479611">orationis</w> <w id="4479612">pictum</w> <w id="4479613">et</w> <w id="4479614">expolitum</w> <w id="4479615">genus</w>, <w id="4479617">in</w>
<w id="4479618">quo</w> <w id="4479619">omnes</w> <w id="4479620">verborum</w>, <w id="4479622">omnes</w> <w id="4479623">sententiarum</w> <w id="4479624">inligantur</w> <w id="4479625">lepores</w>.
<w id="4479627">Hoc</w> <w id="4479628">totum</w> <w id="4479629">e</w> <w id="4479630">sophistarum</w> <w id="4479631">fontibus</w> <w id="4479632">defluxit</w> <w id="4479633">in</w> <w id="4479634">forum</w>, <w id="4479636">sed</w>
<w id="4479637">spretum</w> <w id="4479638">a</w> <w id="4479639">subtilibus</w>, <w id="4479641">repulsum</w> <w id="4479642">a</w> <w id="4479643">gravibus</w> <w id="4479644">in</w> <w id="4479645">ea</w> <w id="4479646">de</w><ref id="n208" target="ref208" /> <w id="4479647">qua</w>
<w id="4479648">loquor</w> <w id="4479649">mediocritate</w> <w id="4479650">consedit</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="28" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="97" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479652">tertius</w></reg> <w id="4479653">est</w> <w id="4479654">ille</w> <w id="4479655">amplus</w> <w id="4479656">copiosus</w>, <w id="4479658">gravis</w> <w id="4479659">ornatus</w>, <w id="4479661">in</w> <w id="4479662">quo</w>
<w id="4479663">profecto</w> <w id="4479664">vis</w> <w id="4479665">maxima</w> <w id="4479666">est</w>. <w id="4479668">Hic</w> <w id="4479669">est</w> <w id="4479670">enim</w>, <w id="4479672">cuius</w> <w id="4479673">ornatum</w>
<w id="4479674">dicendi</w> <w id="4479675">et</w> <w id="4479676">copiam</w> <w id="4479677">admiratae</w> <w id="4479678">gentes</w> <w id="4479679">eloquentiam</w> <w id="4479680">in</w> <w id="4479681">civitatibus</w> <w id="4479682">plurimum</w><ref id="n209" target="ref209" /> <w id="4479683">valere</w>
<w id="4479684">passae</w> <w id="4479685">sunt</w>, <w id="4479687">sed</w> <w id="4479688">hanc</w> <w id="4479689">eloquentiam</w>,
<w id="4479691">quae</w> <w id="4479692">cursu</w> <w id="4479693">magno</w> <w id="4479694">sonituque</w> <w id="4479695">ferretur</w>, <w id="4479697">quam</w> <w id="4479698">suspicerent</w>

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<w id="4479699">omnes</w><ref id="n210" target="ref210" />, <w id="4479701">quam</w> <w id="4479702">admirarentur</w>, <w id="4479704">quam</w> <w id="4479705">se</w> <w id="4479706">adsequi</w> <w id="4479707">posse</w> <w id="4479708">diffiderent</w>. <w id="4479710">Huius</w>
<w id="4479711">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4479712">est</w> <w id="4479713">tractare</w> <w id="4479714">animos</w>, <w id="4479716">huius</w> <w id="4479717">omni</w>
<w id="4479718">modo</w> <w id="4479719">permovere</w>. <w id="4479721">Haec</w> <w id="4479722">modo</w> <w id="4479723">perfringit</w>, <w id="4479725">modo</w> <w id="4479726">inrepit</w> <w id="4479727">in</w>
<w id="4479728">sensus</w>; <w id="4479730">inserit</w> <w id="4479731">novas</w> <w id="4479732">opiniones</w>, <w id="4479734">evellit</w> <w id="4479735">insitas</w>.
<milestone n="98" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479737">sed</w></reg> <w id="4479738">multum</w>
<w id="4479739">interest</w> <w id="4479740">inter</w> <w id="4479741">hoc</w> <w id="4479742">dicendi</w> <w id="4479743">genus</w> <w id="4479744">et</w> <w id="4479745">superiora</w>. <w id="4479747">Qui</w> <w id="4479748">in</w> <w id="4479749">illo</w>
<w id="4479750">subtili</w> <w id="4479751">et</w> <w id="4479752">acuto</w> <w id="4479753">elaboravit</w> <w id="4479754">ut</w> <w id="4479755">callide</w> <w id="4479756">arguteque</w> <w id="4479757">diceret</w>, <w id="4479759">nec</w>
<w id="4479760">quicquam</w> <w id="4479761">altius</w> <w id="4479762">cogitavit</w><ref id="n211" target="ref211" />, <w id="4479764">hoc</w> <w id="4479765">uno</w> <w id="4479766">perfecto</w> <w id="4479767">magnus</w> <w id="4479768">orator</w>
<w id="4479769">est</w>, <hi rend="italics"><w id="4479771">et</w></hi> <w id="4479772">si</w><ref id="n212" target="ref212" /> <w id="4479773">non</w> <w id="4479774">maximus</w>; <w id="4479776">minimeque</w> <w id="4479777">in</w> <w id="4479778">lubrico</w> <w id="4479779">versabitur</w> <w id="4479780">et</w>,
<w id="4479782">si</w> <w id="4479783">semel</w> <w id="4479784">constiterit</w>, <w id="4479786">numquam</w> <w id="4479787">cadet</w>. <w id="4479789">Medius</w> <w id="4479790">ille</w> <w id="4479791">autem</w>,
<w id="4479793">quem</w> <w id="4479794">modicum</w> <w id="4479795">et</w> <w id="4479796">temperatum</w> <w id="4479797">voco</w>, <w id="4479799">si</w> <w id="4479800">modo</w> <w id="4479801">suum</w> <w id="4479802">illud</w>
<w id="4479803">satis</w> <w id="4479804">instruxerit</w>, <w id="4479806">non</w> <w id="4479807">extimescet</w><ref id="n213" target="ref213" /> <w id="4479808">ancipites</w> <w id="4479809">dicendi</w> <w id="4479810">incertosque</w>
<w id="4479811">casus</w>; <w id="4479813">etiam</w> <w id="4479814">si</w> <w id="4479815">quando</w> <w id="4479816">minus</w> <w id="4479817">succedet</w>, <w id="4479819">ut</w> <w id="4479820">saepe</w> <w id="4479821">fit</w>,
<w id="4479823">magnum</w> <w id="4479824">tamen</w> <w id="4479825">periculum</w> <w id="4479826">non</w> <w id="4479827">adibit</w>: <w id="4479828">alte</w><ref id="n214" target="ref214" /> <w id="4479829">enim</w> <w id="4479830">cadere</w>
<w id="4479831">non</w> <w id="4479832">potest</w>.
<milestone n="99" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479834">at</w></reg> <w id="4479835">vero</w> <w id="4479836">hic</w> <w id="4479837">noster</w>, <w id="4479839">quem</w> <w id="4479840">principem</w> <w id="4479841">ponimus</w>,
<w id="4479843">gravis</w> <w id="4479844">acer</w> <w id="4479845">ardens</w>, <w id="4479847">si</w> <w id="4479848">ad</w> <w id="4479849">hoc</w> <w id="4479850">unum</w> <w id="4479851">est</w> <w id="4479852">natus</w> <w id="4479853">aut</w> <w id="4479854">in</w> <w id="4479855">hoc</w>
<w id="4479856">solo</w> <w id="4479857">se</w> <w id="4479858">exercuit</w> <w id="4479859">aut</w> <w id="4479860">huic</w> <w id="4479861">generi</w> <w id="4479862">studuit</w><ref id="n215" target="ref215" /> <w id="4479863">uni</w> <w id="4479864">nec</w> <w id="4479865">suam</w>
<w id="4479866">copiam</w> <w id="4479867">cum</w> <w id="4479868">illis</w> <w id="4479869">duobus</w> <w id="4479870">generibus</w><ref id="n216" target="ref216" /> <w id="4479871">temperavit</w>, <w id="4479873">maxime</w> <w id="4479874">est</w>
<w id="4479875">contemnendus</w>. <w id="4479877">Ille</w> <w id="4479878">enim</w> <w id="4479879">summissus</w>, <w id="4479881">quod</w> <w id="4479882">acute</w> <w id="4479883">et</w> <w id="4479884">veteratorie</w>
<w id="4479885">dicit</w>, <w id="4479887">sapiens</w> <w id="4479888">iam</w><ref id="n217" target="ref217" />, <w id="4479890">medius</w> <w id="4479891">suavis</w>, <w id="4479893">hic</w> <w id="4479894">autem</w> <w id="4479895">copiosissimus</w>,
<w id="4479897">si</w> <w id="4479898">nihil</w> <w id="4479899">aliud</w> <w id="4479900">est</w>, <w id="4479902">vix</w> <w id="4479903">satis</w> <w id="4479904">sanus</w> <w id="4479905">videri</w> <w id="4479906">solet</w>. <w id="4479908">Qui</w>
<w id="4479909">enim</w> <w id="4479910">nihil</w> <w id="4479911">potest</w> <w id="4479912">tranquille</w>, <w id="4479914">nihil</w> <w id="4479915">leniter</w>, <w id="4479917">nihil</w> <w id="4479918">partite</w> <w id="4479919">definite</w>
<w id="4479920">distincte</w> <w id="4479921">facete</w><ref id="n218" target="ref218" /> <w id="4479922">dicere</w>, <w id="4479924">praesertim</w> <w id="4479925">cum</w> <w id="4479926">causae</w> <w id="4479927">partim</w>
<w id="4479928">totae</w> <w id="4479929">sint</w> <w id="4479930">eo</w> <w id="4479931">modo</w> <w id="4479932">partim</w> <w id="4479933">aliqua</w> <w id="4479934">ex</w> <w id="4479935">parte</w> <w id="4479936">tractandae</w> <w id="4479937">si</w>
<w id="4479938">is</w> <w id="4479939">non</w> <w id="4479940">praeparatis</w> <w id="4479941">auribus</w> <w id="4479942">inflammare</w> <w id="4479943">rem</w> <w id="4479944">coepit</w><ref id="n219" target="ref219" />, <w id="4479946">furere</w>
<w id="4479947">apud</w> <w id="4479948">sanos</w> <w id="4479949">et</w> <w id="4479950">quasi</w> <w id="4479951">inter</w> <w id="4479952">sobrios</w> <w id="4479953">bacchari</w> <w id="4479954">vinulentus</w>
<w id="4479955">videtur</w><ref id="n220" target="ref220" />.
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<p><milestone n="100" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4479957">tenemus</w></reg> <w id="4479958">igitur</w>, <name><w id="4479960">Brute</w></name>, <w id="4479962">quem</w> <w id="4479963">quaerimus</w>, <w id="4479965">sed</w> <w id="4479966">animo</w>;
<w id="4479968">nam</w><ref id="n221" target="ref221" /> <w id="4479969">manu</w> <w id="4479970">si</w> <w id="4479971">prehendissem</w>, <w id="4479973">ne</w> <w id="4479974">ipse</w> <w id="4479975">quidem</w> <w id="4479976">sua</w> <w id="4479977">tanta</w> <w id="4479978">eloquentia</w>
<w id="4479979">mihi</w> <w id="4479980">persuasisset</w> <w id="4479981">ut</w> <w id="4479982">se</w> <w id="4479983">dimitterem</w>.
<milestone n="29" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4479985">sed</w></reg> <w id="4479986">inventus</w>

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<w id="4479987">profecto</w> <w id="4479988">est</w> <w id="4479989">ille</w> <w id="4479990">eloquens</w><ref id="n222" target="ref222" />, <w id="4479992">quem</w> <w id="4479993">numquam</w> <w id="4479994">vidit</w> <name><w id="4479995">Antonius</w></name>.
<w id="4479997">Quis</w> <w id="4479998">est</w> <w id="4479999">igitur</w> <w id="4480000">is</w><ref id="n223" target="ref223" />? <reg><w id="4480001">complectar</w></reg> <w id="4480002">brevi</w>, <w id="4480004">disseram</w> <w id="4480005">pluribus</w>.
<w id="4480007">Is</w> <w id="4480008">est</w> <w id="4480009">enim</w> <w id="4480010">eloquens</w>, <w id="4480012">qui</w> <w id="4480013">et</w> <w id="4480014">humilia</w> <w id="4480015">subtiliter</w> <w id="4480016">et</w> <w id="4480017">alta</w><ref id="n224" target="ref224" />
<w id="4480018">graviter</w> <w id="4480019">et</w> <w id="4480020">mediocria</w> <w id="4480021">temperate</w> <w id="4480022">potest</w> <w id="4480023">dicere</w>. <w id="4480025">Nemo</w> <w id="4480026">is</w>,
<w id="4480028">inquies</w>, <w id="4480030">umquam</w> <w id="4480031">fuit</w>.
<milestone n="101" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480033">ne</w></reg> <w id="4480034">fuerit</w><ref id="n225" target="ref225" />. <w id="4480036">Ego</w> <w id="4480037">enim</w> <w id="4480038">quid</w> <w id="4480039">desiderem</w>,
<w id="4480041">non</w> <w id="4480042">quid</w> <w id="4480043">viderim</w> <w id="4480044">disputo</w> <w id="4480045">redeoque</w> <w id="4480046">ad</w> <w id="4480047">illam</w> <name><w id="4480048">Platonis</w></name>
<w id="4480049">de</w> <w id="4480050">qua</w> <w id="4480051">dixeram</w> <w id="4480052">rei</w> <w id="4480053">formam</w> <w id="4480054">et</w> <w id="4480055">speciem</w>, <w id="4480057">quam</w> <w id="4480058">etsi</w> <w id="4480059">non</w>
<w id="4480060">cernimus</w>, <w id="4480062">tamen</w> <w id="4480063">animo</w> <w id="4480064">tenere</w> <w id="4480065">possumus</w>. <w id="4480067">Non</w> <w id="4480068">enim</w> <w id="4480069">eloquentem</w>
<w id="4480070">quaero</w> <w id="4480071">neque</w> <w id="4480072">quicquam</w> <w id="4480073">mortale</w> <w id="4480074">et</w> <w id="4480075">caducum</w>, <w id="4480077">sed</w>
<w id="4480078">illud</w> <w id="4480079">ipsum</w>, <w id="4480081">cuius</w> <w id="4480082">qui</w> <w id="4480083">sit</w> <w id="4480084">compos</w>, <w id="4480086">sit</w> <w id="4480087">eloquens</w>; <w id="4480089">quod</w> <w id="4480090">nihil</w>
<w id="4480091">est</w> <w id="4480092">aliud</w> <w id="4480093">nisi</w> <w id="4480094">eloquentia</w> <w id="4480095">ipsa</w>, <w id="4480097">quam</w> <w id="4480098">nullis</w> <w id="4480099">nisi</w> <w id="4480100">mentis</w> <w id="4480101">oculis</w>
<w id="4480102">videre</w> <w id="4480103">possumus</w>. <w id="4480105">Is</w> <w id="4480106">erit</w> <w id="4480107">igitur</w> <w id="4480108">eloquens</w>, <w id="4480110">ut</w> <w id="4480111">idem</w> <w id="4480112">illud</w>
<w id="4480113">iteremus</w>, <w id="4480115">qui</w> <w id="4480116">poterit</w> <w id="4480117">parva</w> <w id="4480118">summisse</w>, <w id="4480120">modica</w> <w id="4480121">temperate</w>,
<w id="4480123">magna</w> <w id="4480124">graviter</w> <w id="4480125">dicere</w>.
<milestone n="102" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480127">tota</w></reg> <w id="4480128">mihi</w> <w id="4480129">causa</w> <w id="4480130">pro</w> <name><w id="4480131">Caecina</w></name> <w id="4480132">de</w>
<w id="4480133">verbis</w> <w id="4480134">interdicti</w><ref id="n226" target="ref226" /> <w id="4480135">fuit</w>: <w id="4480136">res</w> <w id="4480137">involutas</w> <w id="4480138">definiendo</w> <w id="4480139">explicavimus</w>,
<w id="4480141">ius</w> <w id="4480142">civile</w> <w id="4480143">laudavimus</w>, <w id="4480145">verba</w> <w id="4480146">ambigua</w> <w id="4480147">distinximus</w>.
<w id="4480149">Fuit</w> <w id="4480150">ornandus</w> <w id="4480151">in</w> <name><w id="4480152">Manilia</w></name> <w id="4480153">lege</w> <name><w id="4480154">Pompeius</w></name>: <w id="4480155">temperata</w> <w id="4480156">oratione</w>
<w id="4480157">ornandi</w> <w id="4480158">copiam</w> <w id="4480159">persecuti</w> <w id="4480160">sumus</w>. <w id="4480162">Ius</w> <w id="4480163">omne</w> <w id="4480164">retinendae</w>
<w id="4480165">maiestatis</w> <name><w id="4480166">Rabiri</w></name> <w id="4480167">causa</w> <w id="4480168">continebatur</w>: <w id="4480169">ergo</w> <w id="4480170">in</w> <w id="4480171">ea</w>
<w id="4480172">omni</w><ref id="n227" target="ref227" /> <w id="4480173">genere</w> <w id="4480174">amplificationis</w> <w id="4480175">exarsimus</w>.
<milestone n="103" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480177">at</w></reg> <w id="4480178">haec</w> <w id="4480179">interdum</w>
<w id="4480180">temperanda</w> <w id="4480181">et</w> <w id="4480182">varianda</w> <w id="4480183">sunt</w>. <w id="4480185">Quod</w> <w id="4480186">igitur</w> <w id="4480187">in</w> <w id="4480188">accusationis</w>
<w id="4480189">septem</w> <w id="4480190">libris</w> <w id="4480191">non</w> <w id="4480192">reperitur</w> <w id="4480193">genus</w>? <w id="4480194">quod</w> <w id="4480195">in</w> <name><w id="4480196">Habiti</w></name><ref id="n228" target="ref228" />? <w id="4480197">quod</w>
<w id="4480198">in</w> <name><w id="4480199">Corneli</w></name>? <w id="4480200">quod</w> <w id="4480201">in</w> <w id="4480202">plurimis</w> <w id="4480203">nostris</w> <w id="4480204">defensionibus</w>? <w id="4480205">quae</w>
<w id="4480206">exempla</w> <w id="4480207">selegissem</w>, <w id="4480209">nisi</w> <w id="4480210">vel</w> <w id="4480211">nota</w> <w id="4480212">esse</w> <w id="4480213">arbitrarer</w> <w id="4480214">vel</w><ref id="n229" target="ref229" /> <w id="4480215">ipsi</w><ref id="n230" target="ref230" />
<w id="4480216">possent</w> <w id="4480217">legere</w><ref id="n231" target="ref231" /> <w id="4480218">qui</w> <w id="4480219">quaererent</w>. <w id="4480221">Nulla</w> <w id="4480222">est</w> <w id="4480223">enim</w> <w id="4480224">ullo</w> <w id="4480225">in</w>
<w id="4480226">genere</w> <w id="4480227">laus</w> <del><w id="4480228">oratoris</w><ref id="n232" target="ref232" /></del> <w id="4480229">cuius</w> <w id="4480230">in</w> <w id="4480231">nostris</w> <w id="4480232">orationibus</w> <w id="4480233">non</w> <w id="4480234">sit</w>
<w id="4480235">aliqua</w> <w id="4480236">si</w> <w id="4480237">non</w> <w id="4480238">perfectio</w>, <w id="4480240">at</w> <w id="4480241">conatus</w> <w id="4480242">tamen</w> <w id="4480243">atque</w> <w id="4480244">adumbratio</w>.
<milestone n="104" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480246">non</w></reg> <w id="4480247">adsequimur</w>; <w id="4480249">at</w> <w id="4480250">quid</w> <w id="4480251">sequi</w><ref id="n233" target="ref233" /> <w id="4480252">deceat</w> <w id="4480253">videmus</w>.

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<w id="4480255">Nec</w> <w id="4480256">enim</w> <w id="4480257">nunc</w> <w id="4480258">de</w> <w id="4480259">nobis</w>, <w id="4480261">sed</w> <w id="4480262">de</w> <w id="4480263">re</w> <w id="4480264">dicimus</w>; <w id="4480266">in</w> <w id="4480267">quo</w> <w id="4480268">tantum</w>
<w id="4480269">abest</w> <w id="4480270">ut</w> <w id="4480271">nostra</w> <w id="4480272">miremur</w>, <w id="4480274">et</w><ref id="n234" target="ref234" /> <w id="4480275">usque</w> <w id="4480276">eo</w> <w id="4480277">difficiles</w> <w id="4480278">ac</w> <w id="4480279">morosi</w>
<w id="4480280">sumus</w>, <w id="4480282">ut</w> <w id="4480283">nobis</w><ref id="n235" target="ref235" /> <w id="4480284">non</w> <w id="4480285">satis</w> <w id="4480286">faciat</w> <w id="4480287">ipse</w> <name><w id="4480288">Demosthenes</w></name>; <w id="4480290">qui</w>
<w id="4480291">quamquam</w> <w id="4480292">unus</w> <w id="4480293">eminet</w> <w id="4480294">inter</w> <w id="4480295">omnis</w> <w id="4480296">in</w> <w id="4480297">omni</w> <w id="4480298">genere</w> <w id="4480299">dicendi</w>,
<w id="4480301">tamen</w> <w id="4480302">non</w> <w id="4480303">semper</w> <w id="4480304">implet</w> <w id="4480305">auris</w> <w id="4480306">meas</w>; <w id="4480308">ita</w> <w id="4480309">sunt</w>
<w id="4480310">avidae</w> <w id="4480311">et</w> <w id="4480312">capaces</w> <w id="4480313">et</w> <w id="4480314">saepe</w> <w id="4480315">aliquid</w> <w id="4480316">immensum</w> <w id="4480317">infinitumque</w>
<w id="4480318">desiderant</w>.
<milestone n="30" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="105" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480320">sed</w></reg> <w id="4480321">tamen</w>, <w id="4480323">quoniam</w><ref id="n236" target="ref236" /> <w id="4480324">et</w> <w id="4480325">hunc</w> <w id="4480326">tu</w> <w id="4480327">oratorem</w> <w id="4480328">cum</w>
<w id="4480329">eius</w> <w id="4480330">studiosissimo</w> <name><w id="4480331">Pammene</w></name>, <w id="4480333">cum</w> <w id="4480334">esses</w> <name><w id="4480335">Athenis</w></name>, <w id="4480337">totum</w>
<w id="4480338">diligentissime</w> <w id="4480339">cognovisti</w> <w id="4480340">nec</w> <w id="4480341">eum</w> <w id="4480342">dimittis</w> <w id="4480343">e</w> <w id="4480344">manibus</w> <w id="4480345">et</w>
<w id="4480346">tamen</w> <w id="4480347">nostra</w> <w id="4480348">etiam</w> <w id="4480349">lectitas</w>, <w id="4480351">vides</w> <w id="4480352">profecto</w> <w id="4480353">ilium</w> <w id="4480354">multa</w>
<w id="4480355">perficere</w>, <w id="4480357">nos</w> <w id="4480358">multa</w> <w id="4480359">conari</w>, <w id="4480361">ilium</w> <w id="4480362">posse</w>, <w id="4480364">nos</w> <w id="4480365">velle</w> <w id="4480366">quocumque</w>
<w id="4480367">modo</w> <w id="4480368">causa</w> <w id="4480369">postulet</w> <w id="4480370">dicere</w>. <w id="4480372">Nam</w><ref id="n237" target="ref237" /> <w id="4480373">ille</w> <w id="4480374">magnus</w> <w id="4480375">et</w>
<w id="4480376">successit</w> <w id="4480377">ipse</w> <w id="4480378">magnis</w> <w id="4480379">et</w> <w id="4480380">maximos</w> <w id="4480381">oratores</w> <w id="4480382">habuit</w> <w id="4480383">aequalis</w>;
<w id="4480385">nos</w> <w id="4480386">minus</w><ref id="n238" target="ref238" />. <w id="4480388">Magnum</w> <w id="4480389">fecissemus</w>, <w id="4480391">si</w> <w id="4480392">quidem</w> <w id="4480393">potuissemus</w>
<w id="4480394">quo</w> <w id="4480395">contendimus</w> <w id="4480396">pervenire</w> <w id="4480397">in</w> <w id="4480398">ea</w> <w id="4480399">urbe</w> <w id="4480400">in</w> <w id="4480401">qua</w>, <w id="4480403">ut</w> <w id="4480404">ait</w>
<name><w id="4480405">Antonius</w></name>, <w id="4480407">auditus</w> <w id="4480408">eloquens</w> <w id="4480409">nemo</w> <w id="4480410">erat</w>.
<milestone n="106" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480412">atqui</w></reg> <w id="4480413">si</w> <name><w id="4480414">Antonio</w></name>
<name><w id="4480415">Crassus</w></name> <w id="4480416">eloquens</w> <w id="4480417">visus</w> <w id="4480418">non</w> <w id="4480419">est</w> <w id="4480420">aut</w> <w id="4480421">sibi</w> <w id="4480422">ipse</w>, <w id="4480424">numquam</w>
<name><w id="4480425">Cotta</w></name> <w id="4480426">visus</w> <w id="4480427">esset</w>, <w id="4480429">numquam</w> <name><w id="4480430">Sulpicius</w></name>, <w id="4480432">numquam</w> <name><w id="4480433">Hortensius</w></name>;
<w id="4480435">nihil</w> <w id="4480436">enim</w> <w id="4480437">ample</w> <name><w id="4480438">Cotta</w></name>, <w id="4480440">nihil</w> <w id="4480441">leniter</w> <name><w id="4480442">Sulpicius</w></name>, <w id="4480444">non</w>
<w id="4480445">multa</w> <w id="4480446">graviter</w> <name><w id="4480447">Hortensius</w></name>; <w id="4480449">superiores</w> <w id="4480450">magis</w> <w id="4480451">ad</w> <w id="4480452">omne</w> <w id="4480453">genus</w>
<w id="4480454">apti</w>, <name><w id="4480456">Crassum</w></name> <w id="4480457">dico</w> <w id="4480458">et</w> <name><w id="4480459">Antonium</w></name>. <w id="4480461">Ieiunas</w> <w id="4480462">igitur</w> <w id="4480463">huius</w>
<w id="4480464">multiplicis</w> <w id="4480465">et</w> <w id="4480466">aequabiliter</w><ref id="n239" target="ref239" /> <w id="4480467">in</w> <w id="4480468">omnia</w> <w id="4480469">genera</w> <w id="4480470">fusae</w> <w id="4480471">orationis</w>
<w id="4480472">auris</w> <w id="4480473">civitatis</w> <w id="4480474">accepimus</w>, <w id="4480476">easque</w> <w id="4480477">nos</w> <w id="4480478">primi</w>, <w id="4480480">quicumque</w>
<w id="4480481">eramus</w><ref id="n240" target="ref240" /> <w id="4480482">et</w> <w id="4480483">quantulumcumque</w> <w id="4480484">dicebamus</w>, <w id="4480486">ad</w> <w id="4480487">huius</w> <w id="4480488">generis</w>
<del><w id="4480489">dicendi</w><ref id="n241" target="ref241" /></del> <w id="4480490">audiendi</w> <w id="4480491">incredibilia</w> <w id="4480492">studia</w> <w id="4480493">convertimus</w>.
<milestone n="107" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480495">quantis</w></reg>
<w id="4480496">illa</w> <w id="4480497">clamoribus</w> <w id="4480498">adulescentuli</w> <w id="4480499">diximus</w> <del><w id="4480500">de</w> <w id="4480501">supplicio</w> <w id="4480502">parricidarum</w><ref id="n242" target="ref242" /></del>,
<w id="4480504">quae</w> <w id="4480505">nequaquam</w> <w id="4480506">satis</w> <w id="4480507">defervisse</w><ref id="n243" target="ref243" /> <w id="4480508">post</w> <w id="4480509">aliquanto</w>
<w id="4480510">sentire</w> <w id="4480511">coepimus</w>: <name><w id="4480512">Quid</w></name> <w id="4480513">enim</w> <w id="4480514">tam</w> <w id="4480515">commune</w> <w id="4480516">quam</w> <w id="4480517">spiritus</w>
<w id="4480518">vivis</w>, <w id="4480520">terra</w> <w id="4480521">mortuis</w>, <w id="4480523">mare</w> <w id="4480524">fluctuantibus</w><ref id="n244" target="ref244" />, <w id="4480526">litus</w> <w id="4480527">eiectis</w>? <reg><w id="4480528">ita</w></reg>
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<w id="4480529">vivunt</w>, <w id="4480531">dum</w> <w id="4480532">possunt</w>, <w id="4480534">ut</w> <w id="4480535">ducere</w> <w id="4480536">animam</w> <w id="4480537">de</w> <w id="4480538">caelo</w> <w id="4480539">non</w>
<w id="4480540">queant</w>; <w id="4480542">ita</w> <w id="4480543">moriuntur</w> <w id="4480544">ut</w> <w id="4480545">eorum</w> <w id="4480546">ossa</w> <w id="4480547">terram</w> <w id="4480548">non</w> <w id="4480549">tangant</w>;
<w id="4480551">ita</w> <w id="4480552">iactantur</w> <w id="4480553">fluctibus</w> <w id="4480554">ut</w> <w id="4480555">numquam</w> <w id="4480556">adluantur</w>; <w id="4480558">ita</w> <w id="4480559">postremo</w>
<w id="4480560">eiciuntur</w> <w id="4480561">ut</w> <w id="4480562">ne</w> <w id="4480563">ad</w> <w id="4480564">saxa</w> <w id="4480565">quidem</w> <w id="4480566">mortui</w> <w id="4480567">conquiescant</w>, <w id="4480569">et</w>
<w id="4480570">quae</w> <w id="4480571">sequuntur</w>; <w id="4480573">sunt</w> <w id="4480574">enim</w> <w id="4480575">omnia</w> <w id="4480576">sic</w> <w id="4480577">ut</w> <w id="4480578">adulescentis</w> <w id="4480579">non</w>
<w id="4480580">tam</w> <w id="4480581">re</w> <w id="4480582">et</w> <w id="4480583">maturitate</w> <w id="4480584">quam</w> <w id="4480585">spe</w> <w id="4480586">et</w> <w id="4480587">exspectatione</w> <w id="4480588">laudati</w>. <w id="4480590">Ab</w>
<w id="4480591">hac</w> <w id="4480592">etiam</w> <w id="4480593">indole</w> <w id="4480594">iam</w> <w id="4480595">illa</w> <w id="4480596">matura</w>: <reg><w id="4480597">vxor</w></reg> <w id="4480598">generi</w>, <w id="4480600">noverca</w>
<w id="4480601">filii</w>, <w id="4480603">filiae</w> <w id="4480604">paelex</w>.
<milestone n="108" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480606">nec</w></reg> <w id="4480607">vero</w> <w id="4480608">hic</w> <w id="4480609">erat</w> <w id="4480610">unus</w> <w id="4480611">ardor</w> <w id="4480612">in</w> <w id="4480613">nobis</w>
<w id="4480614">ut</w> <w id="4480615">hoc</w> <w id="4480616">modo</w> <w id="4480617">omnia</w> <w id="4480618">diceremus</w>. <w id="4480620">Ipsa</w> <w id="4480621">enim</w> <w id="4480622">illa</w> <del><w id="4480623">pro</w> <name><w id="4480624">Roscio</w></name><ref id="n245" target="ref245" /></del>
<w id="4480625">iuvenilis</w><ref id="n246" target="ref246" /> <w id="4480626">redundantia</w> <w id="4480627">multa</w> <w id="4480628">habet</w> <w id="4480629">attenuata</w>, <w id="4480631">quaedam</w> <w id="4480632">etiam</w>
<w id="4480633">paulo</w> <w id="4480634">hilariora</w>, <w id="4480636">ut</w><ref id="n247" target="ref247" /> <w id="4480637">pro</w> <name><w id="4480638">Habito</w></name>, <w id="4480640">pro</w> <name><w id="4480641">Cornelio</w></name> <w id="4480642">compluresque</w>
<w id="4480643">aliae</w>. <w id="4480645">Nemo</w> <w id="4480646">enim</w> <w id="4480647">orator</w> <w id="4480648">tam</w> <w id="4480649">multa</w> <w id="4480650">ne</w> <w id="4480651">in</w> <name><w id="4480652">Graeco</w></name> <w id="4480653">quidem</w>
<w id="4480654">otio</w> <w id="4480655">scripsit</w> <w id="4480656">quam</w> <w id="4480657">multa</w> <w id="4480658">sunt</w> <w id="4480659">nostra</w>, <w id="4480661">eaque</w> <w id="4480662">hanc</w> <w id="4480663">ipsam</w>
<w id="4480664">habent</w> <w id="4480665">quam</w> <w id="4480666">probo</w> <w id="4480667">varietatem</w>.
<milestone n="31" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="109" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480669">an</w></reg> <w id="4480670">ego</w> <name><w id="4480671">Homero</w></name>, <name><w id="4480673">Ennio</w></name>,
<w id="4480675">reliquis</w> <w id="4480676">poetis</w> <w id="4480677">et</w> <w id="4480678">maxime</w> <w id="4480679">tragicis</w> <w id="4480680">concederem</w> <w id="4480681">ut</w> <w id="4480682">ne</w> <w id="4480683">omnibus</w>
<w id="4480684">locis</w> <w id="4480685">eadem</w> <w id="4480686">contentione</w> <w id="4480687">uterentur</w> <w id="4480688">crebroque</w> <w id="4480689">mutarent</w>,
<w id="4480691">non</w> <w id="4480692">numquam</w> <w id="4480693">etiam</w> <w id="4480694">ad</w> <w id="4480695">cotidianum</w> <w id="4480696">genus</w> <w id="4480697">sermonis</w> <w id="4480698">accederent</w>:
<w id="4480699">ipse</w> <w id="4480700">numquam</w> <w id="4480701">ab</w> <w id="4480702">illa</w> <w id="4480703">acerrima</w> <w id="4480704">contentione</w> <w id="4480705">discederem</w>?
<reg><w id="4480706">sed</w></reg> <w id="4480707">quid</w> <w id="4480708">poetas</w> <w id="4480709">divino</w> <w id="4480710">ingenio</w> <w id="4480711">profero</w>? <reg><w id="4480712">histriones</w></reg>
<w id="4480713">eos</w> <w id="4480714">vidimus</w> <w id="4480715">quibus</w> <w id="4480716">nihil</w> <w id="4480717">posset</w> <w id="4480718">in</w> <w id="4480719">suo</w> <w id="4480720">genere</w> <w id="4480721">esse</w>
<w id="4480722">praestantius</w>, <w id="4480724">qui</w> <w id="4480725">non</w> <w id="4480726">solum</w> <w id="4480727">in</w> <w id="4480728">dissimillimis</w> <w id="4480729">personis</w> <w id="4480730">satis</w>
<w id="4480731">faciebant</w>, <w id="4480733">cum</w> <w id="4480734">tamen</w><ref id="n248" target="ref248" /> <w id="4480735">in</w> <w id="4480736">suis</w> <w id="4480737">versarentur</w>, <w id="4480739">sed</w> <w id="4480740">et</w> <w id="4480741">comoedum</w>
<w id="4480742">in</w> <w id="4480743">tragoediis</w> <w id="4480744">et</w> <w id="4480745">tragoedum</w> <w id="4480746">in</w> <w id="4480747">comoediis</w> <w id="4480748">admodum</w> <w id="4480749">placere</w>
<w id="4480750">vidimus</w>: <w id="4480751">ego</w> <w id="4480752">non</w> <w id="4480753">elaborem</w>?
<milestone n="110" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480754">cum</w></reg> <w id="4480755">dico</w> <w id="4480756">me</w>, <w id="4480758">te</w>, <name><w id="4480760">Brute</w></name>,
<w id="4480762">dico</w>; <w id="4480764">nam</w> <w id="4480765">in</w> <w id="4480766">me</w> <w id="4480767">quidem</w> <w id="4480768">iam</w> <w id="4480769">pridem</w> <w id="4480770">effectum</w> <w id="4480771">est</w> <w id="4480772">quod</w>
<w id="4480773">futurum</w> <w id="4480774">fuit</w>; <w id="4480776">tu</w> <w id="4480777">autem</w> <w id="4480778">eodem</w> <w id="4480779">modo</w> <w id="4480780">omnis</w> <w id="4480781">causas</w> <w id="4480782">ages</w>?
<w id="4480783">aut</w> <w id="4480784">aliquod</w> <w id="4480785">causarum</w> <w id="4480786">genus</w> <w id="4480787">repudiabis</w>? <w id="4480788">aut</w> <w id="4480789">in</w> <w id="4480790">isdem</w>
<w id="4480791">causis</w> <w id="4480792">perpetuum</w> <w id="4480793">et</w><ref id="n249" target="ref249" /> <w id="4480794">eundem</w> <w id="4480795">spiritum</w> <w id="4480796">sine</w> <w id="4480797">ulla</w> <w id="4480798">commutatione</w>
<w id="4480799">obtinebis</w>? <reg><w id="4480800">demosthenes</w></reg> <w id="4480801">quidem</w>, <w id="4480803">cuius</w> <w id="4480804">nuper</w> <w id="4480805">inter</w>
<w id="4480806">imagines</w> <w id="4480807">tuas</w> <w id="4480808">ac</w> <w id="4480809">tuorum</w>, <w id="4480811">quod</w> <w id="4480812">eum</w> <w id="4480813">credo</w> <w id="4480814">amares</w>, <w id="4480816">cum</w> <w id="4480817">ad</w>
<w id="4480818">te</w> <w id="4480819">in</w> <name><w id="4480820">Tusculanum</w></name> <w id="4480821">venissem</w>, <w id="4480823">imaginem</w> <w id="4480824">ex</w> <w id="4480825">aere</w> <w id="4480826">vidi</w>, <w id="4480828">nil</w>

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<name><w id="4480829">Lysiae</w></name> <w id="4480830">subtilitate</w><ref id="n250" target="ref250" /> <w id="4480831">cedit</w>, <w id="4480833">nihil</w> <w id="4480834">argutiis</w> <w id="4480835">et</w> <w id="4480836">acumine</w><ref id="n251" target="ref251" /> <name><w id="4480837">Hyperidi</w></name><ref id="n252" target="ref252" />,
<w id="4480839">nil</w> <w id="4480840">levitate</w> <name><w id="4480841">Aeschini</w></name> <w id="4480842">et</w> <w id="4480843">splendore</w> <w id="4480844">verborum</w>.
<milestone n="111" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480846">multae</w></reg> <w id="4480847">sunt</w>
<w id="4480848">eius</w> <w id="4480849">totae</w><ref id="n253" target="ref253" /> <w id="4480850">orationes</w> <w id="4480851">subtiles</w>, <w id="4480853">ut</w> <w id="4480854">contra</w> <name><w id="4480855">Leptinem</w></name>; <w id="4480857">multae</w>
<w id="4480858">totae</w> <w id="4480859">graves</w>, <w id="4480861">ut</w> <w id="4480862">quaedam</w> <name><w id="4480863">Philippicae</w></name>; <w id="4480865">multae</w> <w id="4480866">variae</w>, <w id="4480868">ut</w>
<w id="4480869">contra</w> <name><w id="4480870">Aeschinem</w></name> <w id="4480871">falsae</w> <w id="4480872">legationis</w>, <w id="4480874">ut</w> <w id="4480875">contra</w> <w id="4480876">eundem</w> <w id="4480877">pro</w><ref id="n254" target="ref254" />
<w id="4480878">causa</w> <name><w id="4480879">Ctesiphontis</w></name>. <w id="4480881">Iam</w> <w id="4480882">illud</w> <w id="4480883">medium</w> <w id="4480884">quotiens</w> <w id="4480885">vult</w> <w id="4480886">arripit</w>
<w id="4480887">et</w> <w id="4480888">a</w> <w id="4480889">gravissimo</w><ref id="n255" target="ref255" /> <w id="4480890">discedens</w><ref id="n256" target="ref256" /> <w id="4480891">eo</w> <w id="4480892">potissimum</w> <w id="4480893">delabitur</w>. <w id="4480895">Clamores</w>
<w id="4480896">tamen</w> <w id="4480897">tum</w> <w id="4480898">movet</w> <w id="4480899">et</w> <w id="4480900">tum</w> <w id="4480901">in</w> <w id="4480902">dicendo</w> <w id="4480903">plurimum</w>
<w id="4480904">efficit</w>, <w id="4480906">cum</w> <w id="4480907">gravitatis</w><ref id="n257" target="ref257" /> <w id="4480908">locis</w> <w id="4480909">utitur</w>.
<milestone n="112" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4480911">sed</w></reg> <w id="4480912">ab</w> <w id="4480913">hoc</w> <w id="4480914">parumper</w>
<w id="4480915">abeamus</w>, <w id="4480917">quando</w> <w id="4480918">quidem</w> <w id="4480919">de</w> <w id="4480920">genere</w>, <w id="4480922">non</w> <w id="4480923">de</w> <w id="4480924">homine</w> <w id="4480925">quaerimus</w>:
<w id="4480926">rei</w> <w id="4480927">potius</w>, <w id="4480929">id</w> <w id="4480930">est</w> <w id="4480931">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4480932">vim</w> <w id="4480933">et</w> <w id="4480934">naturam</w> <w id="4480935">explicemus</w>. <w id="4480937">Illud</w>
<w id="4480938">tamen</w> <w id="4480939">quod</w> <w id="4480940">iam</w> <w id="4480941">ante</w> <w id="4480942">diximus</w> <w id="4480943">meminerimus</w>,
<w id="4480945">nihil</w> <w id="4480946">nos</w> <w id="4480947">praecipiendi</w> <w id="4480948">causa</w> <w id="4480949">esse</w> <w id="4480950">dicturos</w> <w id="4480951">atque</w> <w id="4480952">ita</w><ref id="n258" target="ref258" /> <w id="4480953">potius</w>
<w id="4480954">acturos</w> <w id="4480955">ut</w> <w id="4480956">existimatores</w> <w id="4480957">videamur</w> <w id="4480958">loqui</w>, <w id="4480960">non</w> <w id="4480961">magistri</w>. <w id="4480963">In</w>
<w id="4480964">quo</w> <w id="4480965">tamen</w> <w id="4480966">longius</w> <w id="4480967">saepe</w><ref id="n259" target="ref259" /> <w id="4480968">progredimur</w><ref id="n260" target="ref260" />, <w id="4480970">quod</w> <w id="4480971">videmus</w> <w id="4480972">non</w>
<w id="4480973">te</w> <w id="4480974">haec</w> <w id="4480975">solum</w> <w id="4480976">esse</w> <w id="4480977">lecturum</w>, <w id="4480979">qui</w> <w id="4480980">ea</w> <w id="4480981">multo</w> <w id="4480982">quam</w> <w id="4480983">nos</w> <w id="4480984">qui</w> <w id="4480985">quasi</w><ref id="n261" target="ref261" />
<w id="4480986">docere</w> <w id="4480987">videmur</w><ref id="n262" target="ref262" /> <w id="4480988">habeas</w> <w id="4480989">notiora</w>, <w id="4480991">sed</w> <w id="4480992">hunc</w> <w id="4480993">librum</w> <w id="4480994">etiam</w> <w id="4480995">si</w>
<w id="4480996">minus</w> <w id="4480997">nostra</w> <w id="4480998">commendatione</w>, <w id="4481000">tuo</w> <w id="4481001">tamen</w> <w id="4481002">nomine</w> <w id="4481003">divulgari</w>
<w id="4481004">necesse</w> <w id="4481005">est</w>.
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<p><milestone n="32" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="113" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4481007">esse</w></reg> <w id="4481008">igitur</w> <w id="4481009">perfecte</w> <w id="4481010">eloquentis</w> <w id="4481011">puto</w> <w id="4481012">non</w> <w id="4481013">eam</w> <w id="4481014">tantum</w><ref id="n263" target="ref263" />
<w id="4481015">facultatem</w> <w id="4481016">habere</w> <w id="4481017">quae</w> <w id="4481018">sit</w> <w id="4481019">eius</w> <w id="4481020">propria</w>, <w id="4481022">fuse</w> <w id="4481023">lateque</w> <w id="4481024">dicendi</w>,
<w id="4481026">sed</w> <w id="4481027">etiam</w><ref id="n264" target="ref264" /> <w id="4481028">vicinam</w> <w id="4481029">eius</w> <w id="4481030">ac</w> <w id="4481031">finitimam</w> <w id="4481032">dialecticorum</w>
<w id="4481033">scientiam</w><ref id="n265" target="ref265" /> <w id="4481034">adsumere</w>. <w id="4481036">Quamquam</w> <w id="4481037">aliud</w> <w id="4481038">videtur</w> <w id="4481039">oratio</w> <w id="4481040">esse</w>
<w id="4481041">aliud</w> <w id="4481042">disputatio</w>, <w id="4481044">nec</w> <w id="4481045">idem</w> <w id="4481046">loqui</w> <w id="4481047">esse</w> <w id="4481048">quod</w> <w id="4481049">dicere</w>, <w id="4481051">ac</w> <w id="4481052">tamen</w>
<w id="4481053">utrumque</w> <w id="4481054">in</w> <w id="4481055">disserendo</w> <w id="4481056">est</w>: <w id="4481057">disputandi</w> <w id="4481058">ratio</w> <w id="4481059">et</w> <w id="4481060">loquendi</w>
<w id="4481061">dialecticorum</w> <w id="4481062">sit</w><ref id="n266" target="ref266" />, <w id="4481064">oratorum</w> <w id="4481065">autem</w> <w id="4481066">dicendi</w> <w id="4481067">et</w> <w id="4481068">ornandi</w>. <w id="4481070">Zeno</w>
<w id="4481071">quidem</w> <w id="4481072">ille</w>, <w id="4481074">a</w> <w id="4481075">quo</w> <w id="4481076">disciplina</w> <w id="4481077">Stoicorum</w> <w id="4481078">est</w>, <w id="4481080">manu</w> <w id="4481081">demonstrare</w>
<w id="4481082">solebat</w> <w id="4481083">quid</w> <w id="4481084">inter</w> <w id="4481085">has</w> <w id="4481086">artis</w> <w id="4481087">interesset</w>; <w id="4481089">nam</w> <w id="4481090">cum</w>

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<w id="4481091">compresserat</w> <w id="4481092">digitos</w> <w id="4481093">pugnumque</w> <w id="4481094">fecerat</w>, <w id="4481096">dialecticam</w> <w id="4481097">aiebat</w>
<w id="4481098">eius</w> <w id="4481099">modi</w> <w id="4481100">esse</w>; <w id="4481102">cum</w> <w id="4481103">autem</w> <w id="4481104">deduxerat</w> <w id="4481105">et</w> <w id="4481106">manum</w> <w id="4481107">dilataverat</w>;
<w id="4481109">palmae</w> <w id="4481110">illius</w> <w id="4481111">similem</w> <w id="4481112">eloquentiam</w> <w id="4481113">esse</w> <w id="4481114">dicebat</w>.
<milestone n="114" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4481116">atque</w></reg>
<w id="4481117">etiam</w> <w id="4481118">ante</w> <w id="4481119">hunc</w> <name><w id="4481120">Aristoteles</w></name> <w id="4481121">principio</w> <w id="4481122">artis</w> <w id="4481123">rhetorical</w> <w id="4481124">dicit</w>
<w id="4481125">illam</w> <w id="4481126">artem</w> <w id="4481127">quasi</w> <w id="4481128">ex</w> <w id="4481129">altera</w> <w id="4481130">parte</w> <w id="4481131">respondere</w> <w id="4481132">dialecticae</w>, <w id="4481134">ut</w>
<w id="4481135">hoc</w> <w id="4481136">videlicet</w> <w id="4481137">differant</w> <w id="4481138">inter</w> <w id="4481139">se</w> <w id="4481140">quod</w> <w id="4481141">haec</w> <w id="4481142">ratio</w> <w id="4481143">dicendi</w>
<w id="4481144">latior</w> <w id="4481145">sit</w>, <w id="4481147">illa</w> <w id="4481148">loquendi</w> <w id="4481149">contractior</w>. <w id="4481151">Volo</w> <w id="4481152">igitur</w> <w id="4481153">huic</w> <w id="4481154">summo</w>
<w id="4481155">omnem</w> <w id="4481156">quae</w> <w id="4481157">ad</w> <w id="4481158">dicendum</w> <w id="4481159">trahi</w> <w id="4481160">possit</w> <w id="4481161">loquendi</w> <w id="4481162">rationem</w>
<w id="4481163">esse</w> <w id="4481164">notam</w>; <w id="4481166">quae</w> <w id="4481167">quidem</w> <w id="4481168">res</w>, <w id="4481170">quod</w> <w id="4481171">te</w> <w id="4481172">his</w> <w id="4481173">artibus</w> <w id="4481174">eruditum</w>
<w id="4481175">minime</w> <w id="4481176">fallit</w>, <w id="4481178">duplicem</w> <w id="4481179">habuit</w><ref id="n267" target="ref267" /> <w id="4481180">docendi</w> <w id="4481181">viam</w>. <w id="4481183">Nam</w> <w id="4481184">et</w> <w id="4481185">ipse</w>
<name><w id="4481186">Aristoteles</w></name> <w id="4481187">tradidit</w> <w id="4481188">praecepta</w> <w id="4481189">plurima</w> <w id="4481190">disserendi</w> <w id="4481191">et</w> <w id="4481192">postea</w>
<w id="4481193">qui</w> <w id="4481194">dialectici</w> <w id="4481195">dicuntur</w> <w id="4481196">spinosiora</w> <w id="4481197">multa</w> <w id="4481198">pepererunt</w>.
<milestone n="115" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4481200">ego</w></reg><ref id="n268" target="ref268" />
<w id="4481201">eum</w> <w id="4481202">censeo</w> <w id="4481203">qui</w> <w id="4481204">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4481205">laude</w> <w id="4481206">ducatur</w> <w id="4481207">non</w> <w id="4481208">esse</w> <w id="4481209">earum</w>
<w id="4481210">rerum</w> <w id="4481211">omnino</w> <w id="4481212">rudem</w>, <w id="4481214">sed</w> <w id="4481215">vel</w> <w id="4481216">illa</w> <w id="4481217">antiqua</w> <w id="4481218">vel</w> <w id="4481219">hac</w> <name><w id="4481220">Chrysippi</w></name>
<w id="4481221">disciplina</w> <w id="4481222">institutum</w>. <w id="4481224">Noverit</w> <w id="4481225">primum</w> <w id="4481226">vim</w>, <w id="4481228">naturam</w>,
<w id="4481230">genera</w> <w id="4481231">verborum</w> <w id="4481232">et</w> <w id="4481233">simplicium</w> <w id="4481234">et</w> <w id="4481235">copulatorum</w>; <w id="4481237">deinde</w>
<w id="4481238">quot</w> <w id="4481239">modis</w> <w id="4481240">quidque</w> <w id="4481241">dicatur</w>; <w id="4481243">qua</w> <w id="4481244">ratione</w> <w id="4481245">verum</w> <w id="4481246">falsumne</w>
<w id="4481247">sit</w> <w id="4481248">iudicetur</w>; <w id="4481250">quid</w> <w id="4481251">efficiatur</w> <w id="4481252">e</w> <w id="4481253">quoque</w><ref id="n269" target="ref269" />, <w id="4481255">quid</w> <w id="4481256">cuique</w> <w id="4481257">consequens</w>
<w id="4481258">sit</w> <w id="4481259">quidve</w> <w id="4481260">contrarium</w>; <w id="4481262">cumque</w> <w id="4481263">ambigue</w> <w id="4481264">multa</w> <w id="4481265">dicantur</w>,
<w id="4481267">quo</w> <w id="4481268">modo</w> <w id="4481269">quidque</w> <w id="4481270">eorum</w> <w id="4481271">dividi</w><ref id="n270" target="ref270" /> <w id="4481272">explanarique</w> <w id="4481273">oporteat</w>. <w id="4481275">Haec</w>
<w id="4481276">tenenda</w> <w id="4481277">sunt</w> <w id="4481278">oratori</w>—<w id="4481279">saepe</w> <w id="4481280">enim</w> <w id="4481281">occurrunt</w>—,
<w id="4481283">sed</w> <w id="4481284">quia</w><ref id="n271" target="ref271" /> <w id="4481285">sua</w> <w id="4481286">sponte</w> <w id="4481287">squalidiora</w> <w id="4481288">sunt</w>, <w id="4481290">adhibendus</w> <w id="4481291">erit</w> <w id="4481292">in</w> <w id="4481293">his</w>
<w id="4481294">explicandis</w> <w id="4481295">quidam</w> <w id="4481296">orationis</w> <w id="4481297">nitor</w>.
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<p><milestone n="33" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="116" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4481299">et</w></reg> <w id="4481300">quoniam</w> <w id="4481301">in</w> <w id="4481302">omnibus</w> <w id="4481303">quae</w> <w id="4481304">ratione</w> <w id="4481305">docentur</w> <w id="4481306">et</w> <w id="4481307">via</w>
<w id="4481308">primum</w> <w id="4481309">constituendum</w> <w id="4481310">est</w> <w id="4481311">quid</w> <w id="4481312">quidque</w> <w id="4481313">sit</w>—<w id="4481314">nisi</w> <w id="4481315">enim</w>
<w id="4481316">inter</w> <w id="4481317">eos</w> <w id="4481318">qui</w> <w id="4481319">disceptant</w><ref id="n272" target="ref272" /> <w id="4481320">convenit</w> <w id="4481321">quid</w> <w id="4481322">sit</w> <w id="4481323">illud</w> <w id="4481324">quod</w><ref id="n273" target="ref273" /> <w id="4481325">ambigitur</w>,
<w id="4481327">nec</w> <w id="4481328">recte</w> <w id="4481329">disseri</w> <w id="4481330">umquam</w> <w id="4481331">nec</w> <w id="4481332">ad</w> <w id="4481333">exitum</w> <w id="4481334">perveniri</w>
<w id="4481335">potest</w><ref id="n274" target="ref274" />—, <w id="4481337">explicanda</w> <w id="4481338">est</w> <w id="4481339">saepe</w> <w id="4481340">verbis</w> <w id="4481341">mens</w> <w id="4481342">nostra</w> <w id="4481343">de</w> <w id="4481344">quaque</w>
<w id="4481345">re</w> <w id="4481346">atque</w> <w id="4481347">involuta</w><ref id="n275" target="ref275" /> <w id="4481348">rei</w> <w id="4481349">notitia</w><ref id="n276" target="ref276" /> <w id="4481350">definiendo</w> <w id="4481351">aperienda</w> <w id="4481352">est</w>,
<w id="4481354">si</w> <w id="4481355">quidem</w> <w id="4481356">est</w> <w id="4481357">definitio</w> <w id="4481358">oratio</w>, <w id="4481360">quae</w> <w id="4481361">quid</w> <w id="4481362">sit</w> <w id="4481363">id</w> <w id="4481364">de</w> <w id="4481365">quo</w>

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<w id="4481366">agitur</w> <w id="4481367">ostendit</w> <w id="4481368">quam</w> <w id="4481369">brevissime</w>; <w id="4481371">tum</w>, <w id="4481373">ut</w> <w id="4481374">scis</w>, <w id="4481376">explicato</w>
<w id="4481377">genere</w> <w id="4481378">cuiusque</w> <w id="4481379">rei</w> <w id="4481380">videndum</w> <w id="4481381">est</w> <w id="4481382">quae</w> <w id="4481383">sint</w> <w id="4481384">eius</w> <w id="4481385">generis</w>
<w id="4481386">sive</w> <w id="4481387">formae</w> <w id="4481388">sive</w> <w id="4481389">partes</w>, <w id="4481391">ut</w> <w id="4481392">in</w> <w id="4481393">eas</w> <w id="4481394">tribuatur</w> <w id="4481395">omnis</w> <w id="4481396">oratio</w>.
<milestone n="117" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4481398">erit</w></reg> <w id="4481399">igitur</w> <w id="4481400">haec</w> <w id="4481401">facultas</w> <w id="4481402">in</w> <w id="4481403">eo</w> <w id="4481404">quem</w> <w id="4481405">volumus</w> <w id="4481406">esse</w> <w id="4481407">eloquentem</w>,
<w id="4481409">ut</w> <w id="4481410">definire</w> <w id="4481411">rem</w> <w id="4481412">possit</w> <w id="4481413">nec</w> <w id="4481414">id</w> <w id="4481415">faciat</w> <w id="4481416">tam</w> <w id="4481417">presse</w> <w id="4481418">et</w>
<w id="4481419">anguste</w> <w id="4481420">quam</w> <w id="4481421">in</w> <w id="4481422">illis</w> <w id="4481423">eruditissimis</w> <w id="4481424">disputationibus</w> <w id="4481425">fieri</w>
<w id="4481426">solet</w>, <w id="4481428">sed</w> <w id="4481429">cum</w> <w id="4481430">explanatius</w> <w id="4481431">tum</w> <w id="4481432">etiam</w> <w id="4481433">uberius</w> <w id="4481434">et</w> <w id="4481435">ad</w> <w id="4481436">commune</w>
<w id="4481437">iudicium</w> <w id="4481438">popularemque</w> <w id="4481439">intellegentiam</w> <w id="4481440">accommodatius</w>;
<w id="4481442">idemque</w> <w id="4481443">etiam</w>, <w id="4481445">cum</w> <w id="4481446">res</w> <w id="4481447">postulabit</w>, <w id="4481449">genus</w> <w id="4481450">universum</w>
<w id="4481451">in</w> <w id="4481452">species</w> <w id="4481453">certas</w>, <w id="4481455">ut</w> <w id="4481456">nulla</w> <w id="4481457">neque</w> <w id="4481458">praetermittatur</w> <w id="4481459">neque</w>
<w id="4481460">redundet</w>, <w id="4481462">partietur</w> <w id="4481463">ac</w> <w id="4481464">dividet</w>. <w id="4481466">Quando</w> <w id="4481467">autem</w> <w id="4481468">id</w> <w id="4481469">faciat</w><ref id="n277" target="ref277" />
<w id="4481470">aut</w> <w id="4481471">quo</w> <w id="4481472">modo</w>, <w id="4481474">nihil</w> <w id="4481475">ad</w> <w id="4481476">hoc</w> <w id="4481477">tempus</w>, <w id="4481479">quoniam</w>, <w id="4481481">ut</w> <w id="4481482">supra</w>
<w id="4481483">dixi</w>, <w id="4481485">iudicem</w> <w id="4481486">esse</w> <w id="4481487">me</w>, <w id="4481489">non</w> <w id="4481490">doctorem</w> <w id="4481491">volo</w>.
<milestone n="118" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4481493">nec</w></reg> <w id="4481494">vero</w> <w id="4481495">a</w><ref id="n278" target="ref278" />
<w id="4481496">dialecticis</w> <w id="4481497">modo</w> <w id="4481498">sit</w> <w id="4481499">instructus</w> <w id="4481500">et</w> <w id="4481501">habeat</w> <w id="4481502">omnis</w> <w id="4481503">philosophiae</w>
<w id="4481504">notos</w> <w id="4481505">ac</w> <w id="4481506">tractatos</w> <w id="4481507">locos</w>. <w id="4481509">Nihil</w> <w id="4481510">enim</w> <w id="4481511">de</w> <w id="4481512">religione</w>, <w id="4481514">nihil</w> <w id="4481515">de</w>
<w id="4481516">morte</w><ref id="n279" target="ref279" />, <w id="4481518">nihil</w> <w id="4481519">de</w> <w id="4481520">pietate</w>, <w id="4481522">nihil</w> <w id="4481523">de</w> <w id="4481524">caritate</w> <w id="4481525">patriae</w>, <w id="4481527">nihil</w> <w id="4481528">de</w>
<w id="4481529">bonis</w> <w id="4481530">rebus</w><ref id="n280" target="ref280" /> <w id="4481531">aut</w> <w id="4481532">malis</w>, <w id="4481534">nihil</w> <w id="4481535">de</w> <w id="4481536">virtutibus</w> <w id="4481537">aut</w> <w id="4481538">vitiis</w>, <w id="4481540">nihil</w>
<w id="4481541">de</w> <w id="4481542">officio</w><ref id="n281" target="ref281" />, <w id="4481544">nihil</w> <w id="4481545">de</w> <w id="4481546">dolore</w>, <w id="4481548">nihil</w> <w id="4481549">de</w> <w id="4481550">voluptate</w>, <w id="4481552">nihil</w> <w id="4481553">de</w> <w id="4481554">perturbationibus</w>
<w id="4481555">animi</w> <w id="4481556">et</w> <w id="4481557">erroribus</w>, <w id="4481559">quae</w> <w id="4481560">saepe</w> <w id="4481561">cadunt</w> <w id="4481562">in</w>
<w id="4481563">causas</w> <w id="4481564">et</w><ref id="n282" target="ref282" /> <w id="4481565">ieiunius</w> <w id="4481566">aguntur</w><ref id="n283" target="ref283" />, <w id="4481568">nihil</w>, <w id="4481570">inquam</w>, <w id="4481572">sine</w> <w id="4481573">ea</w> <w id="4481574">scientia</w>
<w id="4481575">quam</w> <w id="4481576">dixi</w> <w id="4481577">graviter</w> <w id="4481578">ample</w> <w id="4481579">copiose</w> <w id="4481580">dici</w> <w id="4481581">et</w> <w id="4481582">explicari</w> <w id="4481583">potest</w>.
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<p><milestone n="34" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="119" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4481585">de</w></reg> <w id="4481586">materia</w> <w id="4481587">loquor</w> <w id="4481588">orationis</w> <w id="4481589">etiam</w> <w id="4481590">nunc</w>, <w id="4481592">non</w> <w id="4481593">de</w> <w id="4481594">ipso</w>
<w id="4481595">genere</w> <w id="4481596">dicendi</w>. <w id="4481598">Volo</w> <w id="4481599">enim</w> <w id="4481600">prius</w> <w id="4481601">habeat</w> <w id="4481602">orator</w> <w id="4481603">rem</w> <w id="4481604">de</w>
<w id="4481605">qua</w> <w id="4481606">dicat</w>, <w id="4481608">dignam</w> <w id="4481609">auribus</w> <w id="4481610">eruditis</w>, <w id="4481612">quam</w> <w id="4481613">cogitet</w> <w id="4481614">quibus</w>
<w id="4481615">verbis</w> <w id="4481616">quidque</w> <w id="4481617">dicat</w> <del><w id="4481618">aut</w> <w id="4481619">quo</w> <w id="4481620">modo</w><ref id="n284" target="ref284" /></del>; <w id="4481622">quem</w> <w id="4481623">etiam</w>, <w id="4481625">quo</w>
<w id="4481626">grandior</w> <w id="4481627">sit</w> <w id="4481628">et</w> <w id="4481629">quodam</w> <w id="4481630">modo</w> <w id="4481631">excelsior</w>, <w id="4481633">ut</w> <w id="4481634">de</w> <name><w id="4481635">Pericle</w></name> <w id="4481636">dixi</w>
<w id="4481637">supra</w>, <w id="4481639">ne</w> <w id="4481640">physicorum</w> <w id="4481641">quidem</w> <w id="4481642">esse</w> <w id="4481643">ignarum</w> <w id="4481644">volo</w>. <w id="4481646">Omnia</w><ref id="n285" target="ref285" />
<w id="4481647">profecto</w>, <w id="4481649">cum</w> <w id="4481650">se</w> <w id="4481651">a</w> <w id="4481652">caelestibus</w> <w id="4481653">rebus</w> <w id="4481654">referet</w> <w id="4481655">ad</w> <w id="4481656">humanas</w><ref id="n286" target="ref286" />,
<w id="4481658">excelsius</w> <w id="4481659">magnificentiusque</w> <w id="4481660">et</w> <w id="4481661">dicet</w> <w id="4481662">et</w> <w id="4481663">sentiet</w>.
<milestone n="120" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4481665">cum</w></reg> <w id="4481666">illa</w><ref id="n287" target="ref287" />
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<w id="4481667">divina</w> <w id="4481668">cognoverit</w>, <w id="4481670">nolo</w> <w id="4481671">ignoret</w> <w id="4481672">ne</w><ref id="n288" target="ref288" /> <w id="4481673">haec</w> <w id="4481674">quidem</w> <w id="4481675">humana</w>.
<w id="4481677">Ius</w> <w id="4481678">civile</w> <w id="4481679">teneat</w>, <w id="4481681">quo</w> <w id="4481682">egent</w> <w id="4481683">causae</w> <w id="4481684">forenses</w> <w id="4481685">cotidie</w>. <w id="4481687">Quid</w>
<w id="4481688">est</w> <w id="4481689">enim</w> <w id="4481690">turpius</w> <w id="4481691">quam</w> <w id="4481692">legitimarum</w> <w id="4481693">et</w> <w id="4481694">civilium</w> <w id="4481695">controversiarum</w>
<w id="4481696">patrocinia</w> <w id="4481697">suscipere</w>, <w id="4481699">cum</w> <w id="4481700">sis</w> <w id="4481701">legum</w> <w id="4481702">et</w> <w id="4481703">civilis</w> <w id="4481704">iuris</w>
<w id="4481705">ignarus</w>? <reg><w id="4481706">cognoscat</w></reg> <w id="4481707">etiam</w> <w id="4481708">rerum</w> <w id="4481709">gestarum</w> <w id="4481710">et</w> <w id="4481711">memoriae</w>
<w id="4481712">veteris</w> <w id="4481713">ordinem</w>, <w id="4481715">maxime</w> <w id="4481716">scilicet</w> <w id="4481717">nostrae</w> <w id="4481718">civitatis</w>, <w id="4481720">sed</w> <w id="4481721">etiam</w><ref id="n289" target="ref289" />
<w id="4481722">imperiosorum</w> <w id="4481723">populorum</w> <w id="4481724">et</w> <w id="4481725">regum</w> <w id="4481726">inlustrium</w>; <w id="4481728">quem</w> <w id="4481729">laborem</w>
<w id="4481730">nobis</w> <name><w id="4481731">Attici</w></name> <w id="4481732">nostri</w> <w id="4481733">levavit</w> <w id="4481734">labor</w>, <w id="4481736">qui</w> <w id="4481737">conservatis</w> <w id="4481738">notatisque</w>
<w id="4481739">temporibus</w>, <w id="4481741">nihil</w> <w id="4481742">cum</w> <w id="4481743">inlustre</w> <w id="4481744">praetermitteret</w>, <w id="4481746">annorum</w>
<w id="4481747">septingentorum</w> <w id="4481748">memoriam</w> <w id="4481749">uno</w> <w id="4481750">libro</w> <w id="4481751">conligavit</w>. <w id="4481753">Nescire</w>
<w id="4481754">autem</w> <w id="4481755">quid</w> <w id="4481756">ante</w> <w id="4481757">quam</w> <w id="4481758">natus</w> <w id="4481759">sis</w> <w id="4481760">accident</w>, <w id="4481762">id</w> <w id="4481763">est</w> <w id="4481764">semper</w>
<w id="4481765">esse</w> <w id="4481766">puerum</w>. <w id="4481768">Quid</w> <w id="4481769">enim</w> <w id="4481770">est</w> <w id="4481771">aetas</w> <w id="4481772">hominis</w>, <w id="4481774">nisi</w> <w id="4481775">ea</w> <w id="4481776">memoria</w><ref id="n290" target="ref290" />
<w id="4481777">rerum</w> <w id="4481778">veterum</w> <w id="4481779">cum</w> <w id="4481780">superiorum</w><ref id="n291" target="ref291" /> <w id="4481781">aetate</w> <w id="4481782">contexitur</w>?
<reg><w id="4481783">commemoratio</w></reg> <w id="4481784">autem</w> <w id="4481785">antiquitatis</w> <w id="4481786">exemplorumque</w> <w id="4481787">prolatio</w>
<w id="4481788">summa</w> <w id="4481789">cum</w> <w id="4481790">delectatione</w> <w id="4481791">et</w> <w id="4481792">auctoritatem</w> <w id="4481793">orationi</w> <w id="4481794">adfert</w> <w id="4481795">et</w>
<w id="4481796">fidem</w>.
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<p><milestone n="121" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4481798">sic</w></reg> <w id="4481799">igitur</w> <w id="4481800">instructus</w> <w id="4481801">veniet</w> <w id="4481802">ad</w> <w id="4481803">causas</w>, <w id="4481805">quarum</w> <w id="4481806">habebit</w>
<w id="4481807">genera</w> <w id="4481808">primum</w> <w id="4481809">ipsa</w> <w id="4481810">cognita</w>. <w id="4481812">Erit</w> <w id="4481813">enim</w> <w id="4481814">ei</w> <w id="4481815">perspectum</w>
<w id="4481816">nihil</w> <w id="4481817">ambigi</w> <w id="4481818">posse</w> <w id="4481819">in</w> <w id="4481820">quo</w> <w id="4481821">non</w> <w id="4481822">aut</w> <w id="4481823">res</w> <w id="4481824">controversiam</w> <w id="4481825">faciat</w>
<w id="4481826">aut</w> <w id="4481827">verba</w>: <w id="4481828">res</w> <w id="4481829">aut</w> <w id="4481830">de</w> <w id="4481831">vero</w> <w id="4481832">aut</w> <w id="4481833">de</w> <w id="4481834">recto</w> <w id="4481835">aut</w> <w id="4481836">de</w> <w id="4481837">nomine</w>,
<w id="4481839">verba</w> <w id="4481840">aut</w> <w id="4481841">de</w> <w id="4481842">ambiguo</w> <w id="4481843">aut</w> <w id="4481844">de</w> <w id="4481845">contrario</w>. <w id="4481847">Nam</w> <w id="4481848">si</w> <w id="4481849">quando</w>
<w id="4481850">aliud</w> <w id="4481851">in</w> <w id="4481852">sententia</w> <w id="4481853">videtur</w> <w id="4481854">esse</w> <w id="4481855">aliud</w> <w id="4481856">in</w> <w id="4481857">verbis</w>, <w id="4481859">genus</w> <w id="4481860">est</w>
<w id="4481861">quoddam</w> <w id="4481862">ambigui</w> <w id="4481863">quod</w> <w id="4481864">ex</w> <w id="4481865">praeterito</w> <w id="4481866">verbo</w> <w id="4481867">fieri</w> <w id="4481868">solet</w>, <w id="4481870">in</w>
<w id="4481871">quo</w> <w id="4481872">quod</w> <w id="4481873">est</w> <w id="4481874">ambiguorum</w> <w id="4481875">proprium</w> <w id="4481876">res</w> <w id="4481877">duas</w> <w id="4481878">significari</w>
<w id="4481879">videmus</w>.
<milestone n="35" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="122" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4481881">cum</w></reg> <w id="4481882">tam</w> <w id="4481883">pauca</w> <w id="4481884">sint</w><ref id="n292" target="ref292" /> <w id="4481885">genera</w> <w id="4481886">causarum</w>, <w id="4481888">etiam</w>
<w id="4481889">argumentorum</w> <w id="4481890">praecepta</w> <w id="4481891">pauca</w> <w id="4481892">sunt</w><ref id="n293" target="ref293" />. <w id="4481894">Traditi</w><ref id="n294" target="ref294" /> <w id="4481895">sunt</w> <w id="4481896">e</w> <w id="4481897">quibus</w>
<w id="4481898">ea</w> <w id="4481899">ducantur</w> <w id="4481900">duplices</w> <w id="4481901">loci</w>: <w id="4481902">uni</w> <w id="4481903">e</w> <w id="4481904">rebus</w> <w id="4481905">ipsis</w>, <w id="4481907">alteri</w> <w id="4481908">adsumpti</w>.
<w id="4481910">Tractatio</w> <w id="4481911">igitur</w> <w id="4481912">rerum</w> <w id="4481913">efficit</w> <w id="4481914">admirabilem</w><ref id="n295" target="ref295" /> <w id="4481915">orationem</w>; <w id="4481917">nam</w>
<w id="4481918">ipsae</w> <w id="4481919">quidem</w> <w id="4481920">res</w> <w id="4481921">in</w> <w id="4481922">perfacili</w> <w id="4481923">cognitione</w> <w id="4481924">versantur</w>. <w id="4481926">Quid</w>
<w id="4481927">enim</w> <w id="4481928">iam</w> <w id="4481929">sequitur</w>, <w id="4481931">quod</w> <w id="4481932">quidem</w> <w id="4481933">artis</w> <w id="4481934">sit</w>, <w id="4481936">nisi</w> <w id="4481937">ordiri</w> <w id="4481938">orationem</w>,
<w id="4481940">in</w> <w id="4481941">quo</w><ref id="n296" target="ref296" /> <w id="4481942">aut</w> <w id="4481943">concilietur</w> <w id="4481944">auditor</w> <w id="4481945">aut</w> <w id="4481946">erigatur</w> <w id="4481947">aut</w> <w id="4481948">paret</w>

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<w id="4481949">se</w> <w id="4481950">ad</w> <w id="4481951">discendum</w><ref id="n297" target="ref297" />; <w id="4481953">rem</w> <w id="4481954">breviter</w> <w id="4481955">exponere</w> <w id="4481956">et</w> <w id="4481957">probabiliter</w> <w id="4481958">et</w>
<w id="4481959">aperte</w>, <w id="4481961">ut</w> <w id="4481962">quid</w> <w id="4481963">agatur</w> <w id="4481964">intellegi</w> <w id="4481965">possit</w>; <w id="4481967">sua</w> <w id="4481968">confirmare</w>, <w id="4481970">adversaria</w>
<w id="4481971">evertere</w>, <w id="4481973">eaque</w> <w id="4481974">efficere</w> <w id="4481975">non</w> <w id="4481976">perturbate</w>, <w id="4481978">sed</w> <w id="4481979">singulis</w>
<w id="4481980">argumentationibus</w> <w id="4481981">ita</w> <w id="4481982">concludendis</w>, <w id="4481984">ut</w> <w id="4481985">efficiatur</w> <w id="4481986">quod</w> <w id="4481987">sit</w>
<w id="4481988">consequens</w> <w id="4481989">eis</w> <w id="4481990">quae</w> <w id="4481991">sumentur</w> <w id="4481992">ad</w> <w id="4481993">quamque</w> <w id="4481994">rem</w> <w id="4481995">confirmandam</w>;
<w id="4481997">post</w> <w id="4481998">omnia</w> <w id="4481999">peroratione</w><ref id="n298" target="ref298" /> <w id="4482000">inflammantem</w> <w id="4482001">restinguentemve</w>
<w id="4482002">concludere</w>? <reg><w id="4482003">has</w></reg> <w id="4482004">partis</w> <w id="4482005">quem</w> <w id="4482006">ad</w> <w id="4482007">modum</w> <w id="4482008">tractet</w>
<w id="4482009">singulas</w> <w id="4482010">difficile</w> <w id="4482011">dictu</w> <w id="4482012">est</w> <w id="4482013">hoc</w> <w id="4482014">loco</w>; <w id="4482016">nec</w> <w id="4482017">enim</w> <w id="4482018">semper</w>
<w id="4482019">tractantur</w> <w id="4482020">uno</w> <w id="4482021">modo</w>.
<milestone n="123" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482023">quoniam</w></reg> <w id="4482024">autem</w> <w id="4482025">non</w> <w id="4482026">quem</w> <w id="4482027">doceam</w>
<w id="4482028">quaero</w>, <w id="4482030">sed</w> <w id="4482031">quem</w> <w id="4482032">probem</w>, <w id="4482034">probabo</w> <w id="4482035">primum</w> <w id="4482036">eum</w> <w id="4482037">qui</w> <w id="4482038">quid</w>
<w id="4482039">deceat</w> <w id="4482040">viderit</w><ref id="n299" target="ref299" />. <w id="4482042">Haec</w> <w id="4482043">enim</w> <w id="4482044">sapientia</w> <w id="4482045">maxime</w> <w id="4482046">adhibenda</w>
<w id="4482047">eloquenti</w> <w id="4482048">est</w>, <w id="4482050">ut</w> <w id="4482051">sit</w> <w id="4482052">temporum</w> <w id="4482053">personarumque</w> <w id="4482054">moderator</w>.
<w id="4482056">Nam</w> <w id="4482057">nec</w> <w id="4482058">semper</w> <w id="4482059">nec</w> <w id="4482060">apud</w> <w id="4482061">omnis</w> <w id="4482062">nec</w> <w id="4482063">contra</w> <w id="4482064">omnis</w> <w id="4482065">nec</w> <w id="4482066">pro</w>
<w id="4482067">omnibus</w> <w id="4482068">nec</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4482069">cum</w></hi><ref id="n300" target="ref300" /> <w id="4482070">omnibus</w><ref id="n301" target="ref301" /> <w id="4482071">eodem</w> <w id="4482072">modo</w> <w id="4482073">dicendum</w> <w id="4482074">arbitror</w>.
<milestone n="36" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4482076">is</w></reg> <w id="4482077">erit</w> <w id="4482078">ergo</w> <w id="4482079">eloquens</w> <w id="4482080">qui</w> <w id="4482081">ad</w> <w id="4482082">id</w> <w id="4482083">quodcumque</w> <w id="4482084">decebit</w> <w id="4482085">poterit</w>
<w id="4482086">accommodare</w> <w id="4482087">orationem</w>. <w id="4482089">Quod</w> <w id="4482090">cum</w> <w id="4482091">statuerit</w>, <w id="4482093">tum</w> <w id="4482094">ut</w>
<w id="4482095">quidque</w> <w id="4482096">erit</w> <w id="4482097">dicendum</w> <w id="4482098">ita</w> <w id="4482099">dicet</w>, <w id="4482101">nec</w> <w id="4482102">satura</w> <w id="4482103">ieiune</w> <w id="4482104">nec</w>
<w id="4482105">grandia</w> <w id="4482106">minute</w> <w id="4482107">nec</w> <w id="4482108">item</w> <w id="4482109">contra</w>, <w id="4482111">sed</w> <w id="4482112">erit</w> <w id="4482113">rebus</w> <w id="4482114">ipsis</w> <w id="4482115">par</w> <w id="4482116">et</w>
<w id="4482117">aequalis</w> <w id="4482118">oratio</w>.
<milestone n="124" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482120">principia</w></reg> <w id="4482121">verecunda</w>, <w id="4482123">nondum</w><ref id="n302" target="ref302" /> <w id="4482124">elatis</w> <w id="4482125">incensa</w>
<w id="4482126">verbis</w>, <w id="4482128">sed</w> <w id="4482129">acuta</w> <w id="4482130">sententiis</w> <w id="4482131">vel</w> <w id="4482132">ad</w> <w id="4482133">offensionem</w> <w id="4482134">adversarii</w>
<w id="4482135">vel</w> <w id="4482136">ad</w> <w id="4482137">commendationem</w> <w id="4482138">sui</w>. <w id="4482140">Narrationes</w> <w id="4482141">credibiles</w>
<w id="4482142">nec</w> <w id="4482143">historico</w><ref id="n303" target="ref303" /> <w id="4482144">sed</w> <w id="4482145">prope</w> <w id="4482146">cotidiano</w> <w id="4482147">sermone</w> <w id="4482148">explicatae</w> <w id="4482149">dilucide</w>.
<w id="4482151">Dein</w> <w id="4482152">si</w> <w id="4482153">tenuis</w> <w id="4482154">causa</w> <w id="4482155">est</w><ref id="n304" target="ref304" />, <w id="4482157">tum</w><ref id="n305" target="ref305" /> <w id="4482158">etiam</w> <w id="4482159">argumentandi</w>
<w id="4482160">tenue</w> <w id="4482161">filum</w> <w id="4482162">et</w> <w id="4482163">in</w> <w id="4482164">docendo</w> <w id="4482165">et</w> <w id="4482166">in</w> <w id="4482167">refellendo</w>, <w id="4482169">idque</w> <w id="4482170">ita</w> <w id="4482171">tenebitur</w>,
<w id="4482173">ut</w> <w id="4482174">quanta</w> <w id="4482175">ad</w> <w id="4482176">rem</w> <w id="4482177">tanta</w> <w id="4482178">ad</w> <w id="4482179">orationem</w> <w id="4482180">fiat</w> <w id="4482181">accessio</w>.
<milestone n="125" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482183">cum</w></reg> <w id="4482184">vero</w> <w id="4482185">causa</w> <w id="4482186">ea</w> <w id="4482187">inciderit</w> <w id="4482188">in</w> <w id="4482189">qua</w> <w id="4482190">vis</w> <w id="4482191">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4482192">possit</w>
<w id="4482193">expromi</w>, <w id="4482195">tum</w> <w id="4482196">se</w> <w id="4482197">latius</w> <w id="4482198">fundet</w> <w id="4482199">orator</w>, <w id="4482201">tum</w> <w id="4482202">reget</w> <w id="4482203">et</w> <w id="4482204">flectet</w>
<w id="4482205">animos</w> <w id="4482206">et</w> <w id="4482207">sic</w> <w id="4482208">adficiet</w> <w id="4482209">ut</w> <w id="4482210">volet</w>, <w id="4482212">id</w> <w id="4482213">est</w> <w id="4482214">ut</w> <w id="4482215">causae</w> <w id="4482216">natura</w> <w id="4482217">et</w>
<w id="4482218">ratio</w> <w id="4482219">temporis</w> <w id="4482220">postulabit</w>.
</p>
<p><reg><w id="4482222">sed</w></reg> <w id="4482223">erit</w> <w id="4482224">duplex</w> <w id="4482225">eius</w> <w id="4482226">omnis</w> <w id="4482227">ornatus</w> <w id="4482228">ille</w> <w id="4482229">admirabilis</w>, <w id="4482231">pro</w>-

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<w id="4482232">pter</w> <w id="4482233">quem</w> <w id="4482234">ascendit</w> <w id="4482235">in</w> <w id="4482236">tantum</w> <w id="4482237">honorem</w> <w id="4482238">eloquentia</w><ref id="n306" target="ref306" />. <w id="4482240">Nam</w>
<w id="4482241">cum</w> <w id="4482242">omnis</w> <w id="4482243">pars</w> <w id="4482244">orationis</w> <w id="4482245">esse</w> <w id="4482246">debet</w> <w id="4482247">laudabilis</w>, <w id="4482249">sic</w> <w id="4482250">ut</w>
<w id="4482251">verbum</w> <w id="4482252">nullum</w> <w id="4482253">nisi</w> <w id="4482254">aut</w> <w id="4482255">grave</w> <w id="4482256">aut</w> <w id="4482257">elegans</w> <w id="4482258">excidat</w><ref id="n307" target="ref307" />, <w id="4482260">tum</w>
<w id="4482261">sunt</w> <w id="4482262">maxime</w> <w id="4482263">luminosae</w> <w id="4482264">et</w> <w id="4482265">quasi</w> <w id="4482266">actuosae</w> <w id="4482267">partes</w> <w id="4482268">duae</w>:
<w id="4482269">quarum</w> <w id="4482270">alteram</w> <w id="4482271">in</w> <w id="4482272">universi</w> <w id="4482273">generis</w> <w id="4482274">quaestione</w> <w id="4482275">pono</w>, <w id="4482277">quam</w>,
<w id="4482279">ut</w> <w id="4482280">supra</w> <w id="4482281">dixi</w>, <w id="4482283">Graeci</w> <w id="4482284">appellant</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4482285">θέσιν</w></foreign>, <w id="4482287">alteram</w> <w id="4482288">in</w> <w id="4482289">augendis</w>
<w id="4482290">amplificandisque</w> <w id="4482291">rebus</w>, <w id="4482293">quae</w> <w id="4482294">ab</w> <w id="4482295">isdem</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4482296">αὔξησις</w></foreign> <w id="4482297">est</w> <w id="4482298">nominata</w>.
<milestone n="126" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482300">quae</w></reg> <w id="4482301">etsi</w> <w id="4482302">aequabiliter</w><ref id="n308" target="ref308" /> <w id="4482303">toto</w> <w id="4482304">corpore</w> <w id="4482305">orationis</w> <w id="4482306">fusa</w>
<w id="4482307">esse</w> <w id="4482308">debet</w>, <w id="4482310">tamen</w> <w id="4482311">in</w> <w id="4482312">communibus</w> <w id="4482313">locis</w> <w id="4482314">maxime</w> <w id="4482315">excellet</w><ref id="n309" target="ref309" />;
<w id="4482317">qui</w> <w id="4482318">communes</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4482319">sunt</w></hi><ref id="n310" target="ref310" /> <w id="4482320">appellati</w> <w id="4482321">eo</w> <w id="4482322">quod</w> <w id="4482323">videntur</w> <w id="4482324">multarum</w>
<w id="4482325">idem</w> <w id="4482326">esse</w> <w id="4482327">causarum</w>, <w id="4482329">sed</w> <w id="4482330">proprii</w><ref id="n311" target="ref311" /> <w id="4482331">singularum</w> <w id="4482332">esse</w> <w id="4482333">debebunt</w>.
<w id="4482335">At</w><ref id="n312" target="ref312" /> <w id="4482336">vero</w> <w id="4482337">illa</w> <w id="4482338">pars</w> <w id="4482339">orationis</w>, <w id="4482341">quae</w> <w id="4482342">est</w> <w id="4482343">de</w> <w id="4482344">genere</w> <w id="4482345">universo</w>,
<w id="4482347">totas</w> <w id="4482348">causas</w> <w id="4482349">saepe</w> <w id="4482350">continet</w>. <w id="4482352">Quicquid</w> <w id="4482353">est</w> <w id="4482354">enim</w> <w id="4482355">illud</w> <w id="4482356">in</w>
<w id="4482357">quo</w> <w id="4482358">quasi</w> <w id="4482359">certamen</w> <w id="4482360">est</w> <w id="4482361">controversiae</w>, <w id="4482363">quod</w> <w id="4482364">Graece</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4482365">κρινόμενον</w></foreign>
<w id="4482366">dicitur</w>, <w id="4482368">id</w> <w id="4482369">ita</w> <w id="4482370">dici</w> <w id="4482371">placet</w>, <w id="4482373">ut</w> <w id="4482374">traducatur</w> <w id="4482375">ad</w> <w id="4482376">perpetuam</w>
<w id="4482377">quaestionem</w> <w id="4482378">atque</w> <w id="4482379">uti</w> <w id="4482380">de</w><ref id="n313" target="ref313" /> <w id="4482381">universo</w> <w id="4482382">genere</w> <w id="4482383">dicatur</w>, <w id="4482385">nisi</w> <w id="4482386">cum</w>
<w id="4482387">de</w> <w id="4482388">vero</w> <w id="4482389">ambigitur</w><ref id="n314" target="ref314" />, <w id="4482391">quod</w> <w id="4482392">quaeri</w> <w id="4482393">coniectura</w> <w id="4482394">solet</w>.
<milestone n="127" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482396">dicetur</w></reg>
<w id="4482397">autem</w> <w id="4482398">non</w> <w id="4482399">Peripateticorum</w> <w id="4482400">more</w>—<w id="4482401">est</w> <w id="4482402">enim</w> <w id="4482403">illorum</w> <w id="4482404">exercitatio</w>
<w id="4482405">elegans</w> <w id="4482406">iam</w> <w id="4482407">inde</w> <w id="4482408">ab</w> <name><w id="4482409">Aristotele</w></name> <w id="4482410">constituta</w>—, <w id="4482412">sed</w> <w id="4482413">aliquanto</w>
<w id="4482414">nervosius</w> <w id="4482415">et</w> <w id="4482416">ita</w> <w id="4482417">de</w> <w id="4482418">re</w> <w id="4482419">communia</w> <w id="4482420">dicentur</w>, <w id="4482422">ut</w> <w id="4482423">et</w> <w id="4482424">pro</w>
<w id="4482425">reis</w> <w id="4482426">multa</w> <w id="4482427">leniter</w> <w id="4482428">dicantur</w> <w id="4482429">et</w> <w id="4482430">in</w> <w id="4482431">adversaries</w> <w id="4482432">aspere</w>. <w id="4482434">Augendis</w>
<w id="4482435">vero</w> <w id="4482436">rebus</w> <w id="4482437">et</w> <w id="4482438">contra</w> <w id="4482439">abiciendis</w> <w id="4482440">nihil</w> <w id="4482441">est</w> <w id="4482442">quod</w> <w id="4482443">non</w> <w id="4482444">perficere</w>
<w id="4482445">possit</w> <w id="4482446">oratio</w>; <w id="4482448">quod</w> <del><w id="4482449">et</w><ref id="n315" target="ref315" /></del> <w id="4482450">inter</w> <w id="4482451">media</w> <w id="4482452">argumenta</w>
<w id="4482453">faciendum</w> <w id="4482454">est</w> <w id="4482455">quotiescumque</w> <w id="4482456">dabitur</w> <w id="4482457">vel</w> <w id="4482458">amplificandi</w> <w id="4482459">vel</w>
<w id="4482460">minuendi</w> <w id="4482461">locus</w>, <w id="4482463">et</w> <w id="4482464">paene</w> <w id="4482465">infinite</w> <w id="4482466">in</w> <w id="4482467">perorando</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="37" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="128" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482469">duo</w></reg> <w id="4482470">restant</w><ref id="n316" target="ref316" /> <w id="4482471">enim</w>, <w id="4482473">quae</w> <w id="4482474">bene</w> <w id="4482475">tractata</w> <w id="4482476">ab</w> <w id="4482477">oratore</w> <w id="4482478">admirabilem</w>
<w id="4482479">eloquentiam</w> <w id="4482480">faciunt</w><ref id="n317" target="ref317" />. <w id="4482482">Quorum</w> <w id="4482483">alterum</w> <w id="4482484">est</w>, <w id="4482486">quod</w>
<name><w id="4482487">Graeci</w></name> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4482488">ἠθικὸν</w></foreign> <w id="4482489">vocant</w>, <w id="4482491">ad</w> <w id="4482492">naturas</w><ref id="n318" target="ref318" /> <w id="4482493">et</w> <w id="4482494">ad</w> <w id="4482495">mores</w> <w id="4482496">et</w> <w id="4482497">ad</w> <w id="4482498">omnem</w>
<w id="4482499">vitae</w> <w id="4482500">consuetudinem</w> <w id="4482501">accommodatum</w>; <w id="4482503">alterum</w>, <w id="4482505">quod</w> <w id="4482506">idem</w>

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<foreign lang="greek"><w id="4482507">παθητικὸν</w></foreign> <w id="4482508">nominant</w>, <w id="4482510">quo</w> <w id="4482511">perturbantur</w> <w id="4482512">animi</w> <w id="4482513">et</w> <w id="4482514">concitantur</w>,
<w id="4482516">in</w> <w id="4482517">quo</w> <w id="4482518">uno</w> <w id="4482519">regnat</w> <w id="4482520">oratio</w>. <w id="4482522">Illud</w> <w id="4482523">superius</w> <w id="4482524">come</w> <w id="4482525">iucundum</w>,
<w id="4482527">ad</w> <w id="4482528">benevolentiam</w> <w id="4482529">conciliandam</w> <w id="4482530">paratum</w>; <w id="4482532">hoc</w> <w id="4482533">vehemens</w><ref id="n319" target="ref319" />
<w id="4482534">incensum</w> <w id="4482535">incitatum</w>, <w id="4482537">quo</w> <w id="4482538">causae</w> <w id="4482539">eripiuntur</w>: <w id="4482540">quod</w> <w id="4482541">cum</w>
<w id="4482542">rapide</w> <w id="4482543">fertur</w>, <w id="4482545">sustineri</w> <w id="4482546">nullo</w> <w id="4482547">pacto</w> <w id="4482548">potest</w>.
<milestone n="129" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482550">quo</w></reg> <w id="4482551">genere</w> <w id="4482552">nos</w>
<w id="4482553">mediocres</w> <w id="4482554">aut</w> <w id="4482555">multo</w> <w id="4482556">etiam</w> <w id="4482557">minus</w>, <w id="4482559">sed</w> <w id="4482560">magno</w> <w id="4482561">semper</w> <w id="4482562">usi</w>
<w id="4482563">impetu</w> <w id="4482564">saepe</w> <w id="4482565">adversaries</w> <w id="4482566">de</w> <w id="4482567">statu</w> <w id="4482568">omni</w> <w id="4482569">deiecimus</w>. <w id="4482571">Nobis</w>
<w id="4482572">pro</w> <w id="4482573">familiari</w> <w id="4482574">reo</w> <w id="4482575">summus</w> <w id="4482576">orator</w> <w id="4482577">non</w> <w id="4482578">respondit</w> <name><w id="4482579">Hortensius</w></name>;
<w id="4482581">a</w> <w id="4482582">nobis</w> <w id="4482583">homo</w> <w id="4482584">audacissimus</w> <name><w id="4482585">Catilina</w></name> <w id="4482586">in</w> <w id="4482587">senatu</w> <w id="4482588">accusatus</w>
<w id="4482589">obmutuit</w>; <w id="4482591">nobis</w> <w id="4482592">privata</w> <w id="4482593">in</w> <w id="4482594">causa</w> <w id="4482595">magna</w> <w id="4482596">et</w> <w id="4482597">gravi</w> <w id="4482598">cum</w>
<w id="4482599">coepisset</w> <name><w id="4482600">Curio</w></name> <w id="4482601">pater</w> <w id="4482602">respondere</w>, <w id="4482604">subito</w> <w id="4482605">adsedit</w>, <w id="4482607">cum</w> <w id="4482608">sibi</w>
<w id="4482609">venenis</w> <w id="4482610">ereptam</w> <w id="4482611">memoriam</w> <w id="4482612">diceret</w>.
<milestone n="130" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482614">quid</w></reg> <w id="4482615">ego</w> <w id="4482616">de</w> <w id="4482617">miserationibus</w>
<w id="4482618">loquar</w><ref id="n320" target="ref320" />? <w id="4482619">quibus</w> <w id="4482620">eo</w> <w id="4482621">sum</w> <w id="4482622">usus</w> <w id="4482623">pluribus</w> <w id="4482624">quod</w>, <w id="4482626">etiam</w>
<w id="4482627">si</w> <w id="4482628">plures</w> <w id="4482629">dicebamus</w>, <w id="4482631">perorationem</w> <w id="4482632">mihi</w> <w id="4482633">tamen</w> <w id="4482634">omnes</w> <w id="4482635">relinquebant</w>;
<w id="4482637">in</w> <w id="4482638">quo</w> <w id="4482639">ut</w> <w id="4482640">viderer</w> <w id="4482641">excellere</w> <w id="4482642">non</w> <w id="4482643">ingenio</w> <w id="4482644">sed</w>
<w id="4482645">dolore</w> <w id="4482646">adsequebar</w>. <w id="4482648">Quae</w> <w id="4482649">qualiacumque</w> <w id="4482650">in</w> <w id="4482651">me</w> <w id="4482652">sunt</w>—<w id="4482653">me</w>
<del><w id="4482654">enim</w><ref id="n321" target="ref321" /></del> <w id="4482655">ipsum</w> <w id="4482656">paenitet</w> <w id="4482657">quanta</w> <w id="4482658">sint</w>—, <w id="4482660">sed</w> <w id="4482661">apparent</w> <w id="4482662">in</w> <w id="4482663">orationibus</w>,
<w id="4482665">etsi</w> <w id="4482666">carent</w> <w id="4482667">libri</w> <w id="4482668">spiritu</w> <w id="4482669">illo</w>, <w id="4482671">propter</w> <w id="4482672">quem</w> <w id="4482673">maiora</w>
<w id="4482674">eadem</w> <w id="4482675">illa</w> <w id="4482676">cum</w> <w id="4482677">aguntur</w><ref id="n322" target="ref322" /> <w id="4482678">quam</w> <w id="4482679">cum</w> <w id="4482680">leguntur</w> <w id="4482681">videri</w> <w id="4482682">solent</w>.
<milestone n="38" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="131" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482684">nec</w></reg> <w id="4482685">vero</w> <w id="4482686">miseratione</w> <w id="4482687">solum</w> <w id="4482688">mens</w> <w id="4482689">iudicum</w> <w id="4482690">permovenda</w> <w id="4482691">est</w>
—<w id="4482692">qua</w> <w id="4482693">nos</w> <w id="4482694">ita</w> <w id="4482695">dolenter</w> <w id="4482696">uti</w> <w id="4482697">solemus</w> <w id="4482698">ut</w> <w id="4482699">puerum</w> <w id="4482700">infantem</w> <w id="4482701">in</w>
<w id="4482702">manibus</w> <w id="4482703">perorantes</w> <w id="4482704">tenuerimus</w>, <w id="4482706">ut</w> <w id="4482707">alia</w> <w id="4482708">in</w> <w id="4482709">causa</w> <w id="4482710">excitato</w> <w id="4482711">reo</w>
<w id="4482712">nobili</w>, <w id="4482714">sublato</w> <w id="4482715">etiam</w> <w id="4482716">filio</w> <w id="4482717">parvo</w>, <w id="4482719">plangore</w> <w id="4482720">et</w> <w id="4482721">lamentatione</w>
<w id="4482722">complerimus</w><ref id="n323" target="ref323" /> <w id="4482723">forum</w>—, <w id="4482725">sed</w> <w id="4482726">est</w> <w id="4482727">faciendum</w> <w id="4482728">etiam</w> <w id="4482729">ut</w> <w id="4482730">irascatur</w>
<w id="4482731">iudex</w> <w id="4482732">mitigetur</w>, <w id="4482734">invideat</w> <w id="4482735">faveat</w>, <w id="4482737">contemnat</w> <w id="4482738">admiretur</w>,
<w id="4482740">oderit</w> <w id="4482741">diligat</w>, <w id="4482743">cupiat</w> <w id="4482744">fastidiat</w><ref id="n324" target="ref324" />, <w id="4482746">speret</w> <w id="4482747">metuat</w>, <w id="4482749">laetetur</w> <w id="4482750">doleat</w>;
<w id="4482752">qua</w> <w id="4482753">in</w> <w id="4482754">varietate</w> <w id="4482755">duriorum</w> <w id="4482756">accusatio</w> <w id="4482757">suppeditabit</w>
<w id="4482758">exempla</w>, <w id="4482760">mitiorum</w> <w id="4482761">defensiones</w> <w id="4482762">meae</w>.
<milestone n="132" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482764">nullo</w></reg> <w id="4482765">enim</w> <w id="4482766">modo</w>
<w id="4482767">animus</w> <w id="4482768">audientis</w> <w id="4482769">aut</w> <w id="4482770">incitari</w> <w id="4482771">aut</w> <w id="4482772">leniri</w> <w id="4482773">potest</w>, <w id="4482775">qui</w> <w id="4482776">modus</w>
<w id="4482777">a</w> <w id="4482778">me</w> <w id="4482779">non</w> <w id="4482780">temptatus</w> <w id="4482781">sit</w>,—<w id="4482783">dicerem</w> <w id="4482784">perfectum</w>, <w id="4482786">si</w> <w id="4482787">ita</w> <w id="4482788">iudi</w>-

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<w id="4482789">carem</w>, <w id="4482791">nec</w> <w id="4482792">in</w> <w id="4482793">veritate</w> <w id="4482794">crimen</w> <w id="4482795">arrogantiae</w> <w id="4482796">extimescerem</w><ref id="n325" target="ref325" />;
<w id="4482798">sed</w>, <w id="4482800">ut</w> <w id="4482801">supra</w> <w id="4482802">dixi</w>, <w id="4482804">nulla</w> <w id="4482805">me</w> <w id="4482806">ingeni</w> <w id="4482807">sed</w> <w id="4482808">magna</w> <w id="4482809">vis</w> <w id="4482810">animi</w>
<w id="4482811">inflammat</w>, <w id="4482813">ut</w> <w id="4482814">me</w> <w id="4482815">ipse</w> <w id="4482816">non</w> <w id="4482817">teneam</w>; <w id="4482819">nec</w> <w id="4482820">umquam</w> <w id="4482821">is</w> <w id="4482822">qui</w>
<w id="4482823">audiret</w> <w id="4482824">incenderetur</w>, <w id="4482826">nisi</w> <w id="4482827">ardens</w> <w id="4482828">ad</w> <w id="4482829">eum</w> <w id="4482830">perveniret</w><ref id="n326" target="ref326" /> <w id="4482831">oratio</w>.
<w id="4482833">Vterer</w> <w id="4482834">exemplis</w> <w id="4482835">domesticis</w>, <w id="4482837">nisi</w> <w id="4482838">ea</w> <w id="4482839">legisses</w>, <w id="4482841">uterer</w> <w id="4482842">alienis</w>
<w id="4482843">vel</w> <name><w id="4482844">Latinis</w></name>, <w id="4482846">si</w> <w id="4482847">ulla</w> <w id="4482848">reperirem</w>, <w id="4482850">vel</w> <name><w id="4482851">Graecis</w></name>, <w id="4482853">si</w> <w id="4482854">deceret</w>. <w id="4482856">Sed</w>
<name><w id="4482857">Crassi</w></name> <w id="4482858">perpauca</w> <w id="4482859">sunt</w> <w id="4482860">nec</w> <w id="4482861">ea</w> <w id="4482862">iudiciorum</w>, <w id="4482864">nihil</w> <name><w id="4482865">Antoni</w></name>, <w id="4482867">nihil</w>
<name><w id="4482868">Cottae</w></name>, <w id="4482870">nihil</w> <name><w id="4482871">Sulpici</w></name>; <w id="4482873">dicebat</w> <w id="4482874">melius</w> <w id="4482875">quam</w> <w id="4482876">scripsit</w> <name><w id="4482877">Hortensius</w></name>.
<milestone n="133" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482879">verum</w></reg> <w id="4482880">haec</w> <w id="4482881">vis</w>, <w id="4482883">quam</w> <w id="4482884">quaerimus</w>, <w id="4482886">quanta</w> <w id="4482887">sit</w> <w id="4482888">suspicemur</w><ref id="n327" target="ref327" />,
<w id="4482890">quoniam</w> <w id="4482891">exemplum</w> <w id="4482892">non</w> <w id="4482893">habemus</w>, <w id="4482895">aut</w> <w id="4482896">si</w> <w id="4482897">exempla</w>
<w id="4482898">sequimur</w>, <w id="4482900">a</w> <name><w id="4482901">Demosthene</w></name> <w id="4482902">sumamus</w> <w id="4482903">et</w> <w id="4482904">quidem</w> <w id="4482905">perpetuae</w>
<w id="4482906">dictionis</w> <w id="4482907">ex</w> <w id="4482908">eo</w> <w id="4482909">loco</w> <w id="4482910">unde</w> <w id="4482911">in</w> <name><w id="4482912">Ctesiphontis</w></name> <w id="4482913">iudicio</w> <w id="4482914">de</w> <w id="4482915">suis</w>
<w id="4482916">factis</w>, <w id="4482918">consiliis</w>, <w id="4482920">meritis</w> <w id="4482921">in</w> <w id="4482922">rem</w> <w id="4482923">publicam</w> <w id="4482924">adgressus</w> <w id="4482925">est</w> <w id="4482926">dicere</w>. <w id="4482928">Ea</w>
<w id="4482929">profecto</w> <w id="4482930">oratio</w> <w id="4482931">in</w> <w id="4482932">eam</w> <w id="4482933">formam</w> <w id="4482934">quae</w> <w id="4482935">est</w> <w id="4482936">insita</w> <w id="4482937">in</w>
<w id="4482938">mentibus</w> <w id="4482939">nostris</w> <w id="4482940">includi</w> <w id="4482941">sic</w> <w id="4482942">potest</w>, <w id="4482944">ut</w> <w id="4482945">maior</w> <w id="4482946">eloquentia</w> <w id="4482947">ne</w>
<w id="4482948">requiratur</w><ref id="n328" target="ref328" /> <w id="4482949">quidem</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="39" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="134" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4482951">sed</w></reg> <w id="4482952">iam</w> <w id="4482953">forma</w> <del><w id="4482954">ipsa</w><ref id="n329" target="ref329" /></del> <w id="4482955">restat</w> <w id="4482956">et</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4482957">χαρακτὴρ</w></foreign> <w id="4482958">ille</w> <w id="4482959">qui</w> <w id="4482960">dicitur</w>;
<w id="4482962">qui</w> <w id="4482963">qualis</w> <w id="4482964">esse</w> <w id="4482965">debeat</w> <w id="4482966">ex</w> <w id="4482967">his</w><ref id="n330" target="ref330" /> <w id="4482968">quae</w> <w id="4482969">supra</w> <w id="4482970">dicta</w> <w id="4482971">sunt</w> <w id="4482972">intellegi</w>
<w id="4482973">potest</w>. <w id="4482975">Nam</w> <w id="4482976">et</w> <w id="4482977">singulorum</w> <w id="4482978">verborum</w> <w id="4482979">et</w> <w id="4482980">conlocatorum</w>
<w id="4482981">lumina</w> <w id="4482982">attigimus</w>; <w id="4482984">quibus</w> <w id="4482985">sic</w> <w id="4482986">abundabit</w>, <w id="4482988">ut</w> <w id="4482989">verbum</w> <w id="4482990">ex</w> <w id="4482991">ore</w>
<w id="4482992">nullum</w> <w id="4482993">nisi</w> <w id="4482994">aut</w> <w id="4482995">elegans</w> <w id="4482996">aut</w> <w id="4482997">grave</w> <w id="4482998">exeat</w>, <w id="4483000">ex</w> <w id="4483001">omnique</w> <w id="4483002">genere</w>
<w id="4483003">frequentissimae</w> <w id="4483004">translationes</w> <w id="4483005">erunt</w>, <w id="4483007">quod</w> <w id="4483008">eae</w> <w id="4483009">propter</w> <w id="4483010">similitudinem</w>
<w id="4483011">transferunt</w> <w id="4483012">animos</w> <w id="4483013">et</w> <w id="4483014">referunt</w> <w id="4483015">ac</w> <w id="4483016">movent</w> <w id="4483017">huc</w> <w id="4483018">et</w>
<w id="4483019">illuc</w>, <w id="4483021">qui</w> <w id="4483022">motus</w> <w id="4483023">cogitationis</w> <w id="4483024">celeriter</w> <w id="4483025">agitatus</w> <w id="4483026">per</w> <w id="4483027">se</w> <w id="4483028">ipse</w> <w id="4483029">delectat</w>. <w id="4483031">Et</w>
<w id="4483032">reliqua</w> <w id="4483033">ex</w> <w id="4483034">conlocatione</w> <w id="4483035">verborum</w> <w id="4483036">quae</w> <w id="4483037">sumuntur</w>
<w id="4483038">quasi</w> <w id="4483039">lumina</w> <w id="4483040">magnum</w> <w id="4483041">adferunt</w> <w id="4483042">ornatum</w> <w id="4483043">orationi</w>; <w id="4483045">sunt</w>
<w id="4483046">enim</w> <w id="4483047">similia</w> <w id="4483048">illis</w> <w id="4483049">quae</w> <w id="4483050">in</w> <w id="4483051">amplo</w> <w id="4483052">ornatu</w> <w id="4483053">scaenae</w> <w id="4483054">aut</w> <w id="4483055">fori</w>
<w id="4483056">appellantur</w> <w id="4483057">insignia</w>, <w id="4483059">non</w> <w id="4483060">quia</w><ref id="n331" target="ref331" /> <w id="4483061">sola</w> <w id="4483062">ornent</w>, <w id="4483064">sed</w> <w id="4483065">quod</w> <w id="4483066">excellant</w>.
<milestone n="135" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4483068">eadem</w></reg> <w id="4483069">ratio</w> <w id="4483070">est</w> <w id="4483071">horum</w> <w id="4483072">quae</w> <w id="4483073">sunt</w> <w id="4483074">orationis</w> <w id="4483075">lumina</w>
<w id="4483076">et</w> <w id="4483077">quodam</w> <w id="4483078">modo</w> <w id="4483079">insignia</w>: <w id="4483080">cum</w> <w id="4483081">aut</w> <w id="4483082">duplicantur</w> <w id="4483083">iteranturque</w>
<w id="4483084">verba</w> <w id="4483085">aut</w> <w id="4483086">leviter</w><ref id="n332" target="ref332" /> <w id="4483087">commutata</w> <w id="4483088">ponuntur</w>, <w id="4483090">aut</w> <w id="4483091">ab</w> <w id="4483092">eodem</w> <w id="4483093">verbo</w>

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<w id="4483094">ducitur</w> <w id="4483095">saepius</w> <w id="4483096">oratio</w> <w id="4483097">aut</w> <w id="4483098">in</w> <w id="4483099">idem</w> <w id="4483100">conicitur</w><ref id="n333" target="ref333" /> <w id="4483101">aut</w> <w id="4483102">utrumque</w>,
<w id="4483104">aut</w> <w id="4483105">adiungitur</w> <w id="4483106">idem</w> <w id="4483107">iteratum</w> <w id="4483108">aut</w> <w id="4483109">idem</w> <w id="4483110">ad</w> <w id="4483111">extremum</w> <w id="4483112">refertur</w>
<w id="4483113">aut</w> <w id="4483114">continenter</w> <w id="4483115">unum</w> <w id="4483116">verbum</w> <w id="4483117">non</w> <w id="4483118">in</w> <w id="4483119">eadem</w><ref id="n334" target="ref334" /> <w id="4483120">sententia</w>
<w id="4483121">ponitur</w>; <w id="4483123">aut</w> <w id="4483124">cum</w> <w id="4483125">similiter</w> <w id="4483126">vel</w> <w id="4483127">cadunt</w> <w id="4483128">verba</w> <w id="4483129">vel</w> <w id="4483130">desinunt</w>;
<w id="4483132">aut</w> <w id="4483133">cum</w> <w id="4483134">sunt</w><ref id="n335" target="ref335" /> <w id="4483135">contrariis</w> <w id="4483136">relata</w> <w id="4483137">contraria</w>; <w id="4483139">aut</w> <w id="4483140">cum</w> <w id="4483141">gradatim</w>
<w id="4483142">sursum</w> <w id="4483143">versus</w> <w id="4483144">reditur</w><ref id="n336" target="ref336" />; <w id="4483146">aut</w> <w id="4483147">cum</w> <w id="4483148">demptis</w> <w id="4483149">coniunctionibus</w>
<w id="4483150">dissolute</w> <w id="4483151">plura</w> <w id="4483152">dicuntur</w>; <w id="4483154">aut</w> <w id="4483155">cum</w> <w id="4483156">aliquid</w> <w id="4483157">praetereuntes</w> <w id="4483158">cur</w>
<w id="4483159">id</w> <w id="4483160">faciamus</w> <w id="4483161">ostendimus</w>; <w id="4483163">aut</w> <w id="4483164">cum</w> <w id="4483165">corrigimus</w> <w id="4483166">nosmet</w> <w id="4483167">ipsos</w>
<w id="4483168">quasi</w> <w id="4483169">reprehendentes</w>; <w id="4483171">aut</w> <w id="4483172">si</w> <w id="4483173">est</w> <w id="4483174">aliqua</w> <w id="4483175">exclamatio</w><ref id="n337" target="ref337" /> <w id="4483176">vel</w> <w id="4483177">admirationis</w>
<w id="4483178">vel</w> <w id="4483179">questionis</w><ref id="n338" target="ref338" />; <w id="4483181">aut</w> <w id="4483182">cum</w> <w id="4483183">eiusdem</w> <w id="4483184">nominis</w> <w id="4483185">casus</w>
<w id="4483186">saepius</w> <w id="4483187">commutantur</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="136" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4483189">sed</w></reg> <w id="4483190">sententiarum</w> <w id="4483191">ornamenta</w> <w id="4483192">maiora</w> <w id="4483193">sunt</w>; <w id="4483195">quibus</w> <w id="4483196">quia</w>
<w id="4483197">frequentissime</w> <name><w id="4483198">Demosthenes</w></name> <w id="4483199">utitur</w><ref id="n339" target="ref339" />, <w id="4483201">sunt</w> <w id="4483202">qui</w> <w id="4483203">putent</w><ref id="n340" target="ref340" /> <w id="4483204">idcirco</w>
<w id="4483205">eius</w> <w id="4483206">eloquentiam</w> <w id="4483207">maxime</w> <w id="4483208">esse</w> <w id="4483209">laudabilem</w>. <w id="4483211">Et</w> <w id="4483212">vero</w> <w id="4483213">nullus</w>
<w id="4483214">fere</w> <w id="4483215">ab</w> <w id="4483216">eo</w> <w id="4483217">locus</w> <w id="4483218">sine</w> <w id="4483219">quadam</w> <w id="4483220">conformatione</w> <w id="4483221">sententiae</w>
<w id="4483222">dicitur</w>; <w id="4483224">nec</w> <w id="4483225">quicquam</w> <w id="4483226">est</w> <w id="4483227">aliud</w> <w id="4483228">dicere</w> <w id="4483229">nisi</w><ref id="n341" target="ref341" /> <w id="4483230">omnis</w> <w id="4483231">aut</w> <w id="4483232">certe</w>
<w id="4483233">plerasque</w> <w id="4483234">aliqua</w> <w id="4483235">specie</w> <w id="4483236">inluminare</w> <w id="4483237">sententias</w>: <w id="4483238">quas</w> <w id="4483239">cum</w>
<w id="4483240">tu</w> <w id="4483241">optime</w>, <name><w id="4483243">Brute</w></name>, <w id="4483245">teneas</w>, <w id="4483247">quid</w> <w id="4483248">attinet</w> <w id="4483249">nominibus</w> <w id="4483250">uti</w> <w id="4483251">aut</w>
<w id="4483252">exemplis</w>? <reg><w id="4483253">tantum</w></reg> <w id="4483254">modo</w> <w id="4483255">notetur</w> <w id="4483256">locus</w>.
<milestone n="40" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="137" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4483258">sic</w></reg> <w id="4483259">igitur</w> <w id="4483260">dicet</w>
<w id="4483261">ille</w>, <w id="4483263">quem</w> <w id="4483264">expetimus</w>, <w id="4483266">ut</w> <w id="4483267">verset</w> <w id="4483268">saepe</w> <w id="4483269">multis</w> <w id="4483270">modis</w> <w id="4483271">eadem</w>
<w id="4483272">et</w><ref id="n342" target="ref342" /> <w id="4483273">una</w> <w id="4483274">in</w> <w id="4483275">re</w><ref id="n343" target="ref343" /> <w id="4483276">haereat</w> <w id="4483277">in</w> <w id="4483278">eademque</w> <w id="4483279">commoretur</w> <w id="4483280">sententia</w><ref id="n344" target="ref344" />;
<w id="4483282">saepe</w> <w id="4483283">etiam</w> <w id="4483284">ut</w> <w id="4483285">extenuet</w> <w id="4483286">aliquid</w>, <w id="4483288">saepe</w> <w id="4483289">ut</w> <w id="4483290">inrideat</w>; <w id="4483292">ut</w> <w id="4483293">declinet</w>
<w id="4483294">a</w> <w id="4483295">proposito</w> <w id="4483296">deflectatque</w> <w id="4483297">sententiam</w>; <w id="4483299">ut</w> <w id="4483300">proponat</w>
<w id="4483301">quid</w> <w id="4483302">dicturus</w> <w id="4483303">sit</w>; <w id="4483305">ut</w>, <w id="4483307">cum</w> <w id="4483308">transegerit</w> <w id="4483309">iam</w> <w id="4483310">aliquid</w>, <w id="4483312">definiat</w>;

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<w id="4483314">ut</w> <w id="4483315">se</w> <w id="4483316">ipse</w> <w id="4483317">revocet</w>; <w id="4483319">ut</w> <w id="4483320">quod</w> <w id="4483321">dixit</w><ref id="n345" target="ref345" /> <w id="4483322">iteret</w>; <w id="4483324">ut</w> <w id="4483325">argumentum</w>
<w id="4483326">ratione</w> <w id="4483327">concludat</w>; <w id="4483329">ut</w> <w id="4483330">interrogando</w> <w id="4483331">urgeat</w>; <w id="4483333">ut</w> <w id="4483334">rursus</w> <w id="4483335">quasi</w>
<w id="4483336">ad</w> <w id="4483337">interrogata</w> <w id="4483338">sibi</w> <w id="4483339">ipse</w><ref id="n346" target="ref346" /> <w id="4483340">respondeat</w>; <w id="4483342">ut</w> <w id="4483343">contra</w> <w id="4483344">ac</w><ref id="n347" target="ref347" /> <w id="4483345">dicat</w> <w id="4483346">accipi</w>
<w id="4483347">et</w> <w id="4483348">sentiri</w> <w id="4483349">velit</w>; <w id="4483351">ut</w> <w id="4483352">addubitet</w> <w id="4483353">ecquid</w> <w id="4483354">potius</w> <w id="4483355">aut</w> <w id="4483356">quo</w> <w id="4483357">modo</w>
<w id="4483358">dicat</w>; <w id="4483360">ut</w> <w id="4483361">dividat</w> <w id="4483362">in</w> <w id="4483363">partis</w>; <w id="4483365">ut</w> <w id="4483366">aliquid</w> <w id="4483367">relinquat</w> <w id="4483368">ac</w> <w id="4483369">neglegat</w>;
<w id="4483371">ut</w> <w id="4483372">ante</w> <w id="4483373">praemuniat</w>; <w id="4483375">ut</w> <w id="4483376">in</w> <w id="4483377">eo</w> <w id="4483378">ipso</w> <w id="4483379">in</w> <w id="4483380">quo</w> <w id="4483381">reprehendatur</w>
<w id="4483382">culpam</w> <w id="4483383">in</w> <w id="4483384">adversarium</w> <w id="4483385">conferat</w>;
<milestone n="138" unit="section" /><w id="4483387">ut</w> <w id="4483388">saepe</w> <w id="4483389">cum</w> <w id="4483390">eis</w> <w id="4483391">qui</w>
<w id="4483392">audiunt</w>, <w id="4483394">non</w> <w id="4483395">numquam</w> <w id="4483396">etiam</w> <w id="4483397">cum</w> <w id="4483398">adversario</w> <w id="4483399">quasi</w> <w id="4483400">deliberet</w>;
<w id="4483402">ut</w> <w id="4483403">hominum</w> <w id="4483404">sermones</w> <w id="4483405">moresque</w> <w id="4483406">describat</w>; <w id="4483408">ut</w> <w id="4483409">muta</w>
<w id="4483410">quaedam</w> <w id="4483411">loquentia</w> <w id="4483412">inducat</w>; <w id="4483414">ut</w> <w id="4483415">ab</w> <w id="4483416">eo</w> <w id="4483417">quod</w> <w id="4483418">agitur</w> <w id="4483419">avertat</w>
<w id="4483420">animos</w>; <w id="4483422">ut</w> <w id="4483423">saepe</w> <w id="4483424">in</w> <w id="4483425">hilaritatem</w> <w id="4483426">risumve</w> <w id="4483427">convertat</w>; <w id="4483429">ut</w> <w id="4483430">ante</w>
<w id="4483431">occupet</w> <w id="4483432">quod</w> <w id="4483433">videatur</w><ref id="n348" target="ref348" /> <w id="4483434">opponi</w>; <w id="4483436">ut</w> <w id="4483437">comparet</w> <w id="4483438">similitudines</w>;
<w id="4483440">ut</w> <w id="4483441">utatur</w><ref id="n349" target="ref349" /> <w id="4483442">exemplis</w>; <w id="4483444">ut</w> <w id="4483445">aliud</w> <w id="4483446">alii</w> <w id="4483447">tribuens</w> <w id="4483448">dispertiat</w>; <w id="4483450">ut</w> <w id="4483451">interpellatorem</w>
<w id="4483452">coerceat</w>; <w id="4483454">ut</w> <w id="4483455">aliquid</w> <w id="4483456">reticere</w> <w id="4483457">se</w> <w id="4483458">dicat</w>; <w id="4483460">ut</w> <w id="4483461">denuntiet</w>
<w id="4483462">quid</w> <w id="4483463">caveant</w>; <w id="4483465">ut</w> <w id="4483466">liberius</w> <w id="4483467">quid</w> <w id="4483468">audeat</w>; <w id="4483470">ut</w> <w id="4483471">irascatur</w>
<w id="4483472">etiam</w>, <w id="4483474">ut</w> <w id="4483475">obiurget</w> <w id="4483476">aliquando</w>; <w id="4483478">ut</w> <w id="4483479">deprecetur</w>, <w id="4483481">ut</w> <w id="4483482">supplicet</w>,
<w id="4483484">ut</w> <w id="4483485">medeatur</w>; <w id="4483487">ut</w> <w id="4483488">a</w> <w id="4483489">proposito</w> <w id="4483490">declinet</w> <w id="4483491">aliquantum</w><ref id="n350" target="ref350" />; <w id="4483493">ut</w> <w id="4483494">optet</w>,
<w id="4483496">ut</w> <w id="4483497">exsecretur</w>; <w id="4483499">ut</w> <w id="4483500">fiat</w> <w id="4483501">eis</w> <w id="4483502">apud</w> <w id="4483503">quos</w> <w id="4483504">dicet</w><ref id="n351" target="ref351" /> <w id="4483505">familiaris</w>.
<milestone n="139" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4483507">atque</w></reg>
<w id="4483508">alias</w> <w id="4483509">etiam</w> <w id="4483510">dicendi</w> <w id="4483511">quasi</w> <w id="4483512">virtutes</w> <w id="4483513">sequetur</w><ref id="n352" target="ref352" />: <w id="4483514">brevitatem</w>, <w id="4483516">si</w>
<w id="4483517">res</w> <w id="4483518">petet</w>; <w id="4483520">saepe</w> <w id="4483521">etiam</w> <w id="4483522">rem</w> <w id="4483523">dicendo</w> <w id="4483524">subiciet</w> <w id="4483525">oculis</w>; <w id="4483527">saepe</w>
<w id="4483528">supra</w> <w id="4483529">feret</w> <w id="4483530">quam</w> <w id="4483531">fieri</w> <w id="4483532">possit</w>; <w id="4483534">significatio</w> <w id="4483535">saepe</w> <w id="4483536">erit</w> <w id="4483537">maior</w>
<w id="4483538">quam</w> <w id="4483539">oratio</w>; <w id="4483541">saepe</w> <w id="4483542">hilaritas</w>, <w id="4483544">saepe</w> <w id="4483545">vitae</w> <w id="4483546">naturarumque</w>
<w id="4483547">imitatio</w>.
<milestone n="41" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4483549">hoc</w></reg> <w id="4483550">in</w> <w id="4483551">genere</w>—<w id="4483552">nam</w> <w id="4483553">quasi</w> <w id="4483554">silvam</w> <w id="4483555">vides</w>—<w id="4483556">omnis</w>
<w id="4483557">eluceat</w> <w id="4483558">oportet</w> <w id="4483559">eloquentiae</w> <w id="4483560">magnitudo</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="140" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4483562">sed</w></reg> <w id="4483563">haec</w> <w id="4483564">nisi</w> <w id="4483565">conlocata</w> <w id="4483566">et</w> <w id="4483567">quasi</w> <w id="4483568">structa</w> <w id="4483569">et</w> <w id="4483570">nexa</w> <w id="4483571">verbis</w> <w id="4483572">ad</w>
<w id="4483573">eam</w> <w id="4483574">laudem</w> <w id="4483575">quam</w> <w id="4483576">volumus</w> <w id="4483577">aspirare</w> <w id="4483578">non</w> <w id="4483579">possunt</w>. <w id="4483581">De</w> <w id="4483582">quo</w>
<w id="4483583">cum</w> <w id="4483584">mihi</w> <w id="4483585">deinceps</w> <w id="4483586">viderem</w> <w id="4483587">esse</w> <w id="4483588">dicendum</w>, <w id="4483590">etsi</w> <w id="4483591">movebant</w><ref id="n353" target="ref353" />
<w id="4483592">iam</w> <w id="4483593">me</w> <w id="4483594">illa</w> <w id="4483595">quae</w> <w id="4483596">supra</w> <w id="4483597">dixeram</w> <w id="4483598">tamen</w> <w id="4483599">eis</w> <w id="4483600">quae</w> <w id="4483601">sequuntur</w>
<w id="4483602">perturbabar</w> <w id="4483603">magis</w>. <w id="4483605">Occurrebat</w> <w id="4483606">enim</w> <w id="4483607">posse</w> <w id="4483608">reperiri</w> <w id="4483609">non</w>
<w id="4483610">invidos</w> <w id="4483611">solum</w>, <w id="4483613">quibus</w> <w id="4483614">referta</w> <w id="4483615">sunt</w> <w id="4483616">omnia</w>, <w id="4483618">sed</w> <w id="4483619">fautores</w> <w id="4483620">etiam</w>

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<w id="4483621">laudum</w> <w id="4483622">mearum</w>, <w id="4483624">qui</w> <w id="4483625">non</w> <w id="4483626">censerent</w> <w id="4483627">eius</w> <w id="4483628">viri</w> <w id="4483629">esse</w>, <w id="4483631">de</w> <w id="4483632">cuius</w>
<w id="4483633">meritis</w> <w id="4483634">senatus</w> <w id="4483635">tanta</w> <w id="4483636">iudicia</w> <w id="4483637">fecisset</w> <w id="4483638">comprobante</w> <w id="4483639">populo</w>
<name><w id="4483640">Romano</w></name> <w id="4483641">quanta</w> <w id="4483642">de</w> <w id="4483643">nullo</w>, <w id="4483645">de</w> <w id="4483646">artificio</w> <w id="4483647">dicendi</w> <w id="4483648">litteris</w> <w id="4483649">tam</w>
<w id="4483650">multa</w> <w id="4483651">mandare</w>. <w id="4483653">Quibus</w> <w id="4483654">si</w> <w id="4483655">nihil</w> <w id="4483656">aliud</w> <w id="4483657">responderem</w> <w id="4483658">nisi</w> <w id="4483659">me</w>
<persname><w id="4483660">M</w>. <w id="4483662">Bruto</w></persname> <w id="4483663">negare</w> <w id="4483664">roganti</w> <w id="4483665">noluisse</w>, <w id="4483667">iusta</w> <w id="4483668">esset</w> <w id="4483669">excusatio</w>, <w id="4483671">cum</w>
<w id="4483672">et</w> <w id="4483673">amicissimo</w> <w id="4483674">et</w> <w id="4483675">praestantissimo</w> <w id="4483676">viro</w> <w id="4483677">et</w> <w id="4483678">recta</w> <w id="4483679">et</w> <w id="4483680">honesta</w>
<w id="4483681">petenti</w> <w id="4483682">satis</w> <w id="4483683">facere</w> <w id="4483684">voluissem</w>.
<milestone n="141" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4483686">sed</w></reg> <w id="4483687">si</w> <w id="4483688">profiterer</w><ref id="n354" target="ref354" />—<w id="4483689">quod</w>
<w id="4483690">utinam</w> <w id="4483691">possem</w>!—<w id="4483692">me</w> <w id="4483693">studiosis</w> <w id="4483694">dicendi</w> <w id="4483695">praecepta</w> <w id="4483696">et</w> <w id="4483697">quasi</w>
<w id="4483698">vias</w> <w id="4483699">quae</w> <w id="4483700">ad</w> <w id="4483701">eloquentiam</w> <w id="4483702">ferrent</w><ref id="n355" target="ref355" /> <w id="4483703">traditurum</w>, <w id="4483705">quis</w> <w id="4483706">tandem</w>
<w id="4483707">id</w> <w id="4483708">iustus</w> <w id="4483709">rerum</w> <w id="4483710">existimator</w> <w id="4483711">reprehenderet</w><ref id="n356" target="ref356" />? <reg><w id="4483712">nam</w></reg> <w id="4483713">quis</w> <w id="4483714">umquam</w>
<w id="4483715">dubitavit</w> <w id="4483716">quin</w><ref id="n357" target="ref357" /> <w id="4483717">in</w> <w id="4483718">re</w> <w id="4483719">publica</w> <w id="4483720">nostra</w> <w id="4483721">primas</w> <w id="4483722">eloquentia</w>
<w id="4483723">tenuerit</w> <w id="4483724">semper</w> <w id="4483725">urbanis</w> <w id="4483726">pacatisque</w><ref id="n358" target="ref358" /> <w id="4483727">rebus</w>, <w id="4483729">secundas</w> <w id="4483730">iuris</w>
<w id="4483731">scientia</w>? <w id="4483732">cum</w> <w id="4483733">in</w> <w id="4483734">altera</w> <w id="4483735">gratiae</w>, <w id="4483737">gloriae</w>, <w id="4483739">praesidi</w> <w id="4483740">plurimum</w>
<w id="4483741">esset</w>, <w id="4483743">in</w> <w id="4483744">altera</w> <w id="4483745">praescriptionum</w><ref id="n359" target="ref359" /> <w id="4483746">cautionumque</w> <w id="4483747">praeceptio</w>,
<w id="4483749">quae</w> <w id="4483750">quidem</w> <w id="4483751">ipsa</w> <w id="4483752">auxilium</w> <w id="4483753">ab</w> <w id="4483754">eloquentia</w> <w id="4483755">saepe</w> <w id="4483756">peteret</w>, <w id="4483758">ea</w>
<w id="4483759">vero</w> <w id="4483760">repugnante</w> <w id="4483761">vix</w> <w id="4483762">suas</w> <w id="4483763">regiones</w> <w id="4483764">finisque</w> <w id="4483765">defenderet</w>.
<milestone n="142" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4483767">cur</w></reg>
<w id="4483768">igitur</w> <w id="4483769">ius</w> <w id="4483770">civile</w> <w id="4483771">docere</w> <w id="4483772">semper</w> <w id="4483773">pulchrum</w> <w id="4483774">fuit</w> <w id="4483775">hominumque</w>
<w id="4483776">clarissimorum</w> <w id="4483777">discipulis</w> <w id="4483778">floruerunt</w> <w id="4483779">domus</w>: <w id="4483780">ad</w> <w id="4483781">dicendum</w>
<w id="4483782">si</w> <w id="4483783">quis</w> <w id="4483784">acuat</w> <w id="4483785">aut</w> <w id="4483786">adiuvet</w> <w id="4483787">in</w> <w id="4483788">eo</w><ref id="n360" target="ref360" /> <w id="4483789">iuventutem</w>, <w id="4483791">vituperetur</w>?
<reg><w id="4483792">nam</w></reg> <w id="4483793">si</w> <w id="4483794">vitiosum</w> <w id="4483795">est</w> <w id="4483796">dicere</w> <w id="4483797">ornate</w>, <w id="4483799">pellatur</w> <w id="4483800">omnino</w> <w id="4483801">e</w> <w id="4483802">civitate</w>
<w id="4483803">eloquentia</w>; <w id="4483805">sin</w> <w id="4483806">ea</w> <w id="4483807">non</w> <w id="4483808">modo</w> <w id="4483809">eos</w> <w id="4483810">ornat</w> <w id="4483811">penes</w> <w id="4483812">quos</w> <w id="4483813">est</w>, <w id="4483815">sed</w>
<w id="4483816">etiam</w> <w id="4483817">iuvat</w> <w id="4483818">universam</w><ref id="n361" target="ref361" /> <w id="4483819">rem</w> <w id="4483820">publicam</w>, <w id="4483822">cur</w> <w id="4483823">aut</w> <w id="4483824">discere</w> <w id="4483825">turpe</w>
<w id="4483826">est</w> <w id="4483827">quod</w> <w id="4483828">scire</w> <w id="4483829">honestum</w> <w id="4483830">est</w> <w id="4483831">aut</w> <w id="4483832">quod</w> <w id="4483833">posse</w> <w id="4483834">pulcherrimum</w>
<w id="4483835">est</w> <w id="4483836">id</w> <w id="4483837">non</w> <w id="4483838">gloriosum</w> <w id="4483839">est</w> <w id="4483840">docere</w>?
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<p><milestone n="42" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="143" unit="section" />'<reg><w id="4483841">at</w></reg> <w id="4483842">alterum</w> <w id="4483843">factitatum</w> <w id="4483844">est</w>, <w id="4483846">alterum</w> <w id="4483847">novum</w>.' <reg><w id="4483849">fateor</w></reg>; <w id="4483851">sed</w>
<w id="4483852">utriusque</w> <w id="4483853">rei</w> <w id="4483854">causa</w> <w id="4483855">est</w>. <w id="4483857">Alteros</w> <w id="4483858">enim</w> <w id="4483859">respondentes</w> <w id="4483860">audire</w>
<w id="4483861">sat</w> <w id="4483862">erat</w>, <w id="4483864">ut</w> <w id="4483865">ei</w> <w id="4483866">qui</w> <w id="4483867">docerent</w> <w id="4483868">nullum</w> <w id="4483869">sibi</w> <w id="4483870">ad</w> <w id="4483871">earn</w> <w id="4483872">rem</w> <w id="4483873">tempus</w>
<w id="4483874">ipsi</w> <w id="4483875">seponerent</w>, <w id="4483877">sed</w> <w id="4483878">eodem</w> <w id="4483879">tempore</w> <w id="4483880">et</w> <w id="4483881">discentibus</w> <w id="4483882">satis</w>
<w id="4483883">facerent</w> <w id="4483884">et</w> <w id="4483885">consulentibus</w>; <w id="4483887">alteri</w>, <w id="4483889">cum</w> <w id="4483890">domesticum</w> <w id="4483891">tempus</w>

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<w id="4483892">in</w> <w id="4483893">cognoscendis</w> <w id="4483894">componendisque</w> <w id="4483895">causis</w>, <w id="4483897">forense</w> <w id="4483898">in</w> <w id="4483899">agendis</w>,
<w id="4483901">reliquum</w> <w id="4483902">in</w> <w id="4483903">sese</w> <w id="4483904">ipsis</w> <w id="4483905">reficiendisomne</w> <w id="4483906">consumerent</w>, <w id="4483908">quem</w>
<w id="4483909">habebant</w> <w id="4483910">instituendi</w> <w id="4483911">aut</w> <w id="4483912">docendi</w> <w id="4483913">locum</w>? <reg><w id="4483914">atque</w></reg> <w id="4483915">haud</w> <w id="4483916">scio</w>
<w id="4483917">an</w> <w id="4483918">plerique</w> <w id="4483919">nostrorum</w> <w id="4483920">oratorum</w> <del><w id="4483921">contra</w> <w id="4483922">atque</w> <w id="4483923">nos</w><ref id="n362" target="ref362" /></del> <w id="4483924">ingenio</w>
<w id="4483925">plus</w> <w id="4483926">valuerint</w> <w id="4483927">quam</w> <w id="4483928">doctrina</w>; <w id="4483930">itaque</w> <w id="4483931">illi</w> <w id="4483932">dicere</w> <w id="4483933">melius</w><ref id="n363" target="ref363" /> <w id="4483934">quam</w>
<w id="4483935">praecipere</w>, <w id="4483937">nos</w> <w id="4483938">contra</w> <w id="4483939">fortasse</w> <w id="4483940">possumus</w>.
<milestone n="144" unit="section" />'<reg><w id="4483942">at</w></reg> <w id="4483943">dignitatem</w>
<w id="4483944">docere</w> <w id="4483945">non</w> <w id="4483946">habet</w>.' <reg><w id="4483948">certe</w></reg>, <w id="4483950">si</w> <w id="4483951">quasi</w> <w id="4483952">in</w> <w id="4483953">ludo</w>; <w id="4483955">sed</w> <w id="4483956">si</w> <w id="4483957">monendo</w>,
<w id="4483959">si</w> <w id="4483960">cohortando</w>, <w id="4483962">si</w> <w id="4483963">percontando</w>, <w id="4483965">si</w> <w id="4483966">communicando</w><ref id="n364" target="ref364" />, <w id="4483968">si</w> <w id="4483969">interdum</w>
<w id="4483970">etiam</w> <w id="4483971">una</w> <w id="4483972">legendo</w>, <w id="4483974">audiendo</w>, <w id="4483976">nescio</w> <del><w id="4483977">cur</w></del> <w id="4483978">cum</w><ref id="n365" target="ref365" /> <w id="4483979">docendo</w>
<w id="4483980">etiam</w> <w id="4483981">aliquid</w> <w id="4483982">aliquando</w> <del><w id="4483983">si</w></del> <w id="4483984">possis</w><ref id="n366" target="ref366" /> <w id="4483985">meliores</w><ref id="n367" target="ref367" /> <w id="4483986">facere</w>, <w id="4483988">cur</w> <w id="4483989">nolis</w>?
<reg><w id="4483990">an</w></reg> <w id="4483991">quibus</w> <w id="4483992">verbis</w> <w id="4483993">sacrorum</w> <w id="4483994">alienatio</w> <w id="4483995">fiat</w> <w id="4483996">docere</w> <w id="4483997">honestum</w>
<w id="4483998">est</w><del>, <w id="4484000">ut</w> <w id="4484001">est</w><ref id="n368" target="ref368" /></del>: <w id="4484002">quibus</w> <w id="4484003">ipsa</w> <w id="4484004">sacra</w> <w id="4484005">retineri</w> <w id="4484006">defendique</w> <w id="4484007">possint</w>
<w id="4484008">non</w> <w id="4484009">honestum</w> <w id="4484010">est</w>?
<milestone n="145" unit="section" />'<reg><w id="4484011">at</w></reg> <w id="4484012">ius</w> <w id="4484013">profitentur</w> <w id="4484014">etiam</w> <w id="4484015">qui</w> <w id="4484016">nesciunt</w>;
<w id="4484018">eloquentiam</w><ref id="n369" target="ref369" /> <w id="4484019">autem</w> <w id="4484020">illi</w> <w id="4484021">ipsi</w> <w id="4484022">qui</w> <w id="4484023">consecuti</w> <w id="4484024">sunt</w> <w id="4484025">tamen</w> <w id="4484026">ea</w><ref id="n370" target="ref370" /> <w id="4484027">se</w>
<w id="4484028">valere</w> <w id="4484029">dissimulant</w><ref id="n371" target="ref371" />.' <reg><w id="4484031">propterea</w></reg> <w id="4484032">quod</w> <w id="4484033">prudentia</w> <w id="4484034">hominibus</w>
<w id="4484035">grata</w> <w id="4484036">est</w>, <w id="4484038">lingua</w> <w id="4484039">suspecta</w>. <w id="4484041">Num</w> <w id="4484042">igitur</w> <w id="4484043">aut</w> <w id="4484044">latere</w> <w id="4484045">eloquentia</w>
<w id="4484046">potest</w> <w id="4484047">aut</w> <w id="4484048">id</w> <w id="4484049">quod</w> <w id="4484050">dissimulat</w> <w id="4484051">effugit</w> <w id="4484052">aut</w> <w id="4484053">est</w> <w id="4484054">periculum</w> <w id="4484055">ne</w>
<w id="4484056">quis</w> <w id="4484057">putet</w> <w id="4484058">in</w> <w id="4484059">magna</w> <w id="4484060">arte</w> <w id="4484061">et</w> <w id="4484062">gloriosa</w> <w id="4484063">turpe</w> <w id="4484064">esse</w> <w id="4484065">docere</w> <w id="4484066">alios</w>
<w id="4484067">id</w> <w id="4484068">quod</w> <w id="4484069">ipsi</w> <w id="4484070">fuerit</w> <w id="4484071">honestissimum</w> <w id="4484072">discere</w>?
<milestone n="146" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4484073">ac</w></reg> <w id="4484074">fortasse</w>
<w id="4484075">ceteri</w> <w id="4484076">tectiores</w>; <w id="4484078">ego</w> <w id="4484079">semper</w> <w id="4484080">me</w> <w id="4484081">didicisse</w> <w id="4484082">prae</w> <w id="4484083">me</w> <w id="4484084">tuli</w>. <w id="4484086">Qui</w><ref id="n372" target="ref372" />
<w id="4484087">enim</w> <w id="4484088">possem</w>, <w id="4484090">cum</w> <del><w id="4484091">et</w><ref id="n373" target="ref373" /></del> <w id="4484092">afuissem</w> <w id="4484093">domo</w><ref id="n374" target="ref374" /> <w id="4484094">adulescens</w> <w id="4484095">et</w> <w id="4484096">horum</w>
<w id="4484097">studiorum</w> <w id="4484098">causa</w> <w id="4484099">maria</w><ref id="n375" target="ref375" /> <w id="4484100">transissem</w> <w id="4484101">et</w> <w id="4484102">doctissimis</w> <w id="4484103">hominibus</w>
<w id="4484104">referta</w> <w id="4484105">domus</w> <w id="4484106">esset</w> <w id="4484107">et</w> <w id="4484108">aliquae</w> <w id="4484109">fortasse</w> <w id="4484110">inessent</w> <w id="4484111">in</w> <w id="4484112">sermone</w>
<w id="4484113">nostro</w> <w id="4484114">doctrinarum</w> <w id="4484115">notae</w> <w id="4484116">cumque</w> <w id="4484117">vulgo</w> <w id="4484118">scripta</w> <w id="4484119">nostra</w>
<w id="4484120">legerentur</w>, <w id="4484122">dissimulare</w><ref id="n376" target="ref376" /> <w id="4484123">me</w> <w id="4484124">didicisse</w>? <w id="4484125">Quid</w><ref id="n377" target="ref377" /> <del><w id="4484126">erat</w> <w id="4484127">cur</w></del>
<w id="4484128">probarem</w><ref id="n378" target="ref378" /> <w id="4484129">nisi</w> <w id="4484130">quod</w> <w id="4484131">parum</w> <w id="4484132">fortasse</w> <w id="4484133">profeceram</w>?
</p>
<p><milestone n="43" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4484134">quod</w></reg> <w id="4484135">cum</w> <w id="4484136">ita</w> <w id="4484137">sit</w>, <w id="4484139">tamen</w> <w id="4484140">ea</w> <w id="4484141">quae</w> <w id="4484142">supra</w> <w id="4484143">dicta</w> <w id="4484144">sunt</w> <w id="4484145">plus</w>

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<w id="4484146">in</w> <w id="4484147">disputando</w> <w id="4484148">quam</w> <w id="4484149">ea</w> <w id="4484150">de</w> <w id="4484151">quibus</w> <w id="4484152">dicendum</w> <w id="4484153">est</w> <w id="4484154">dignitatis</w>
<w id="4484155">habuerunt</w>.
<milestone n="147" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4484157">de</w></reg> <w id="4484158">verbis</w> <w id="4484159">enim</w> <w id="4484160">componendis</w> <w id="4484161">et</w> <w id="4484162">de</w> <w id="4484163">syllabis</w>
<w id="4484164">prope</w> <w id="4484165">modum</w> <w id="4484166">dinumerandis</w> <w id="4484167">et</w> <w id="4484168">dimetiendis</w> <w id="4484169">loquemur</w>; <w id="4484171">quae</w>
<w id="4484172">etiam</w> <w id="4484173">si</w> <w id="4484174">sunt</w>, <w id="4484176">sicuti</w> <w id="4484177">mihi</w> <w id="4484178">videntur</w>, <w id="4484180">necessaria</w>, <w id="4484182">tamen</w> <w id="4484183">fiunt</w>
<w id="4484184">magnificentius</w> <w id="4484185">quam</w> <w id="4484186">docentur</w>. <w id="4484188">Est</w> <w id="4484189">id</w> <w id="4484190">omnino</w> <w id="4484191">verum</w>, <w id="4484193">at</w><ref id="n379" target="ref379" />
<w id="4484194">proprie</w> <w id="4484195">in</w> <w id="4484196">hoc</w> <w id="4484197">dicitur</w>. <w id="4484199">Nam</w> <w id="4484200">omnium</w> <w id="4484201">magnarum</w> <w id="4484202">artium</w>
<w id="4484203">sicut</w> <w id="4484204">arborum</w> <w id="4484205">altitudo</w> <w id="4484206">nos</w> <w id="4484207">delectat</w>, <w id="4484209">radices</w> <w id="4484210">stirpesque</w> <w id="4484211">non</w>
<w id="4484212">item</w>; <w id="4484214">sed</w> <w id="4484215">esse</w> <w id="4484216">illa</w> <w id="4484217">sine</w> <w id="4484218">his</w> <w id="4484219">non</w> <w id="4484220">potest</w>. <w id="4484222">Me</w> <w id="4484223">autem</w> <w id="4484224">sive</w>
<w id="4484225">pervulgatissimus</w><ref id="n380" target="ref380" /> <w id="4484226">ille</w> <w id="4484227">versus</w>, <w id="4484229">qui</w> <w id="4484230">vetat</w>
<quote rend="blockquote"><l part="M"><w id="4484231">artem</w> <w id="4484232">pudere</w> <w id="4484233">proloqui</w> <w id="4484234">quam</w> <w id="4484235">factites</w>,</l></quote>
<w id="4484237">dissimulare</w> <w id="4484238">non</w> <w id="4484239">sinit</w> <w id="4484240">qui</w><ref id="n381" target="ref381" /> <w id="4484241">delecter</w>, <w id="4484243">sive</w> <w id="4484244">tuum</w> <w id="4484245">studium</w>
<w id="4484246">a</w> <w id="4484247">me</w> <w id="4484248">hoc</w> <w id="4484249">volumen</w> <w id="4484250">expressit</w>, <w id="4484252">tamen</w> <w id="4484253">eis</w> <w id="4484254">quos</w> <w id="4484255">aliquid</w> <w id="4484256">reprehensuros</w>
<w id="4484257">suspicabar</w> <w id="4484258">respondendum</w> <w id="4484259">fuit</w>.
<milestone n="148" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4484261">quod</w></reg> <w id="4484262">si</w> <w id="4484263">ea</w> <w id="4484264">quae</w>
<w id="4484265">dixi</w> <w id="4484266">non</w> <w id="4484267">ita</w> <w id="4484268">essent</w>, <w id="4484270">quis</w> <w id="4484271">tamen</w> <w id="4484272">se</w> <w id="4484273">tam</w> <w id="4484274">durum</w> <w id="4484275">agrestemque</w>
<w id="4484276">praeberet</w> <w id="4484277">qui</w> <w id="4484278">hanc</w> <w id="4484279">mihi</w> <w id="4484280">non</w> <w id="4484281">daret</w> <w id="4484282">veniam</w>, <w id="4484284">ut</w> <w id="4484285">cum</w> <w id="4484286">meae</w>
<w id="4484287">forenses</w> <w id="4484288">artes</w> <w id="4484289">et</w> <w id="4484290">actiones</w> <w id="4484291">publicae</w> <w id="4484292">concidissent</w>, <w id="4484294">non</w> <w id="4484295">me</w>
<w id="4484296">aut</w> <w id="4484297">desidiae</w>, <w id="4484299">quod</w> <w id="4484300">facere</w> <w id="4484301">non</w> <w id="4484302">possum</w>, <w id="4484304">aut</w> <w id="4484305">maestitiae</w>, <w id="4484307">cui</w>
<w id="4484308">resisto</w>, <w id="4484310">potius</w> <w id="4484311">quam</w> <w id="4484312">litteris</w> <w id="4484313">dederem</w>? <reg><w id="4484314">quae</w></reg> <w id="4484315">quidem</w> <w id="4484316">me</w>
<w id="4484317">antea</w> <w id="4484318">in</w> <w id="4484319">iudicia</w> <w id="4484320">atque</w> <w id="4484321">in</w> <w id="4484322">curiam</w> <w id="4484323">deducebant</w>, <w id="4484325">nunc</w> <w id="4484326">oblectant</w>
<w id="4484327">domi</w>; <w id="4484329">nec</w> <w id="4484330">vero</w> <w id="4484331">talibus</w> <w id="4484332">modo</w> <w id="4484333">rebus</w> <w id="4484334">qualis</w> <w id="4484335">hic</w> <w id="4484336">liber</w> <w id="4484337">continet</w>,
<w id="4484339">sed</w> <w id="4484340">multo</w> <w id="4484341">etiam</w> <w id="4484342">gravioribus</w> <w id="4484343">et</w> <w id="4484344">maioribus</w>; <w id="4484346">quae</w> <w id="4484347">si</w>
<w id="4484348">erunt</w> <w id="4484349">perfectae</w>, <w id="4484351">profecto</w> <w id="4484352">maximis</w><ref id="n382" target="ref382" /> <w id="4484353">rebus</w> <w id="4484354">forensibus</w> <w id="4484355">nostris</w>
<del><w id="4484356">et</w> <w id="4484357">externis</w><ref id="n383" target="ref383" /></del> <w id="4484358">inclusae</w> <del><w id="4484359">et</w> <w id="4484360">domesticae</w><ref id="n384" target="ref384" /></del> <w id="4484361">litterae</w> <w id="4484362">respondebunt</w>.
<w id="4484364">Sed</w> <w id="4484365">ad</w> <w id="4484366">institutam</w> <w id="4484367">disputationem</w> <w id="4484368">revertamur</w>.
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<p><milestone n="44" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="149" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4484370">conlocabuntur</w></reg> <w id="4484371">igitur</w> <w id="4484372">verba</w>, <w id="4484374">aut</w> <w id="4484375">ut</w> <w id="4484376">inter</w> <w id="4484377">se</w> <w id="4484378">quam</w> <w id="4484379">aptissime</w>
<w id="4484380">cohaereant</w> <w id="4484381">extrema</w> <w id="4484382">cum</w> <w id="4484383">primis</w> <w id="4484384">eaque</w> <w id="4484385">sint</w> <w id="4484386">quam</w> <w id="4484387">suavissimis</w>
<w id="4484388">vocibus</w>, <w id="4484390">aut</w> <w id="4484391">ut</w><ref id="n385" target="ref385" /> <w id="4484392">forma</w> <w id="4484393">ipsa</w> <w id="4484394">concinnitasque</w> <w id="4484395">verborum</w>
<w id="4484396">conficiat</w> <w id="4484397">orbem</w> <w id="4484398">suum</w>, <w id="4484400">aut</w> <w id="4484401">ut</w> <w id="4484402">comprehensio</w> <w id="4484403">numerose</w> <w id="4484404">et</w>
<w id="4484405">apte</w> <w id="4484406">cadat</w>. <w id="4484408">Atque</w> <w id="4484409">illud</w> <w id="4484410">primum</w> <w id="4484411">videamus</w> <w id="4484412">quale</w> <w id="4484413">sit</w>, <w id="4484415">quod</w>
<w id="4484416">vel</w> <w id="4484417">maxime</w> <w id="4484418">desiderat</w> <w id="4484419">diligentiam</w>, <w id="4484421">ut</w> <w id="4484422">fiat</w><ref id="n386" target="ref386" /> <w id="4484423">quasi</w> <w id="4484424">structura</w>
<w id="4484425">quaedam</w> <w id="4484426">nec</w> <w id="4484427">tamen</w> <w id="4484428">fiat</w><ref id="n387" target="ref387" /> <w id="4484429">operose</w>; <w id="4484431">nam</w> <w id="4484432">esset</w> <w id="4484433">cum</w> <w id="4484434">infinitus</w>

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<w id="4484435">tum</w> <w id="4484436">puerilis</w> <w id="4484437">labor</w>; <w id="4484439">quod</w> <w id="4484440">apud</w> <name><w id="4484441">Lucilium</w></name> <w id="4484442">scite</w> <w id="4484443">exagitat</w> <w id="4484444">in</w>
<name><w id="4484445">Albucio</w></name> <w id="4484446">Scaevola</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote">
<l><w id="4484447">quam</w> <w id="4484448">lepide</w> <w id="4484449">lexis</w><ref id="n388" target="ref388" /> <w id="4484450">compostae</w><ref id="n389" target="ref389" /> <w id="4484451">ut</w> <w id="4484452">tesserulae</w> <w id="4484453">omnes</w></l>
<l><w id="4484454">arte</w> <w id="4484455">pavimento</w> <w id="4484456">atque</w> <w id="4484457">emblemate</w> <w id="4484458">vermiculato</w>!</l></quote>
<milestone n="150" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4484459">nolo</w></reg> <w id="4484460">haec</w> <w id="4484461">tam</w> <w id="4484462">minuta</w> <w id="4484463">constructio</w> <w id="4484464">appareat</w>; <w id="4484466">sed</w> <w id="4484467">tamen</w>
<w id="4484468">stilus</w> <w id="4484469">exercitatus</w> <w id="4484470">efficiet</w> <w id="4484471">facile</w> <w id="4484472">formulam</w><ref id="n390" target="ref390" /> <w id="4484473">componendi</w>. <w id="4484475">Nam</w>
<w id="4484476">ut</w> <w id="4484477">in</w> <w id="4484478">legendo</w> <w id="4484479">oculus</w> <w id="4484480">sic</w> <w id="4484481">animus</w> <w id="4484482">in</w> <w id="4484483">dicendo</w> <w id="4484484">prospiciet</w> <w id="4484485">quid</w>
<w id="4484486">sequatur</w>, <w id="4484488">ne</w> <w id="4484489">extremorum</w> <w id="4484490">verborum</w> <w id="4484491">cum</w> <w id="4484492">insequentibus</w>
<w id="4484493">primis</w> <w id="4484494">concursus</w> <w id="4484495">aut</w> <w id="4484496">hiulcas</w> <w id="4484497">voces</w> <w id="4484498">efficiat</w> <w id="4484499">aut</w> <w id="4484500">asperas</w>.
<w id="4484502">Quamvis</w> <w id="4484503">enim</w> <w id="4484504">suaves</w> <w id="4484505">gravesque</w> <w id="4484506">sententiae</w> <w id="4484507">tamen</w>, <w id="4484509">si</w> <w id="4484510">incondite</w><ref id="n391" target="ref391" />
<w id="4484511">positis</w> <w id="4484512">verbis</w> <w id="4484513">efferuntur</w>, <w id="4484515">offendent</w> <w id="4484516">auris</w>, <w id="4484518">quarum</w>
<w id="4484519">est</w> <w id="4484520">iudicium</w> <w id="4484521">superbissimum</w>. <w id="4484523">Quod</w> <w id="4484524">quidem</w> <name><w id="4484525">Latina</w></name> <w id="4484526">lingua</w>
<w id="4484527">sic</w> <w id="4484528">observat</w>, <w id="4484530">nemo</w> <w id="4484531">ut</w> <w id="4484532">tam</w> <w id="4484533">rusticus</w> <w id="4484534">sit</w> <w id="4484535">qui</w><ref id="n392" target="ref392" /> <w id="4484536">vocalis</w> <w id="4484537">nolit</w>
<w id="4484538">coniungere</w>.
<milestone n="151" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4484540">in</w></reg> <w id="4484541">quo</w> <w id="4484542">quidam</w> <w id="4484543">etiam</w> <name><w id="4484544">Theopompum</w></name> <w id="4484545">reprehendunt</w>,
<w id="4484547">quod</w> <w id="4484548">eas</w> <w id="4484549">litteras</w> <w id="4484550">tanto</w> <w id="4484551">opere</w> <w id="4484552">fugerit</w>, <w id="4484554">etsi</w> <w id="4484555">idem</w> <w id="4484556">magister</w>
<w id="4484557">eius</w> <name><w id="4484558">Isocrates</w></name> <w id="4484559">fecerat</w>; <w id="4484561">at</w> <w id="4484562">non</w> <name><w id="4484563">Thucydides</w></name>, <w id="4484565">ne</w> <w id="4484566">ille</w> <w id="4484567">quidem</w>
<w id="4484568">haud</w> <w id="4484569">paulo</w> <w id="4484570">maior</w> <w id="4484571">scriptor</w> <name><w id="4484572">Plato</w></name> <w id="4484573">nec</w> <w id="4484574">solum</w> <w id="4484575">in</w> <w id="4484576">eis</w> <w id="4484577">sermonibus</w>
<w id="4484578">qui</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4484579">διάλογοι</w></foreign> <w id="4484580">dicuntur</w>, <w id="4484582">ubi</w> <w id="4484583">etiam</w> <w id="4484584">de</w> <w id="4484585">industria</w> <w id="4484586">id</w> <w id="4484587">faciendum</w>
<w id="4484588">fuit</w> <w id="4484589">sed</w> <w id="4484590">in</w> <w id="4484591">populari</w> <w id="4484592">oratione</w>, <w id="4484594">qua</w> <w id="4484595">mos</w> <w id="4484596">est</w> <name><w id="4484597">Athenis</w></name>
<w id="4484598">laudari</w> <w id="4484599">in</w> <w id="4484600">contione</w> <w id="4484601">eos</w> <w id="4484602">qui</w> <w id="4484603">sint</w> <w id="4484604">in</w> <w id="4484605">proeliis</w> <w id="4484606">interfecti</w>; <w id="4484608">quae</w>
<w id="4484609">sic</w><ref id="n393" target="ref393" /> <w id="4484610">probata</w> <w id="4484611">est</w>, <w id="4484613">ut</w> <w id="4484614">eam</w> <w id="4484615">quotannis</w>, <w id="4484617">ut</w> <w id="4484618">scis</w>, <w id="4484620">illo</w> <w id="4484621">die</w> <w id="4484622">recitari</w>
<w id="4484623">necesse</w> <w id="4484624">sit</w>. <w id="4484626">In</w> <w id="4484627">ea</w> <w id="4484628">est</w> <w id="4484629">crebra</w> <w id="4484630">ista</w> <w id="4484631">vocalium</w><ref id="n394" target="ref394" /> <w id="4484632">concursio</w>, <w id="4484634">quam</w>
<w id="4484635">magna</w> <w id="4484636">ex</w> <w id="4484637">parte</w> <w id="4484638">ut</w> <w id="4484639">vitiosam</w> <w id="4484640">fugit</w> <name><w id="4484641">Demosthenes</w></name>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="45" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="152" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4484643">sed</w></reg> <name><w id="4484644">Graeci</w></name> <w id="4484645">viderint</w>; <w id="4484647">nobis</w> <w id="4484648">ne</w> <w id="4484649">si</w><ref id="n395" target="ref395" /> <w id="4484650">cupiamus</w>. <w id="4484652">quidem</w> <w id="4484653">distrahere</w>
<w id="4484654">voces</w> <w id="4484655">conceditur</w>. <w id="4484657">Indicant</w> <w id="4484658">orationes</w> <w id="4484659">illae</w> <w id="4484660">ipsae</w>
<w id="4484661">horridulae</w> <name><w id="4484662">Catonis</w></name>, <w id="4484664">indicant</w> <w id="4484665">omnes</w> <w id="4484666">poetae</w> <w id="4484667">praeter</w> <w id="4484668">eos</w> <w id="4484669">qui</w>,
<w id="4484671">ut</w> <w id="4484672">versum</w> <w id="4484673">facerent</w>, <w id="4484675">saepe</w> <w id="4484676">hiabant</w>, <w id="4484678">ut</w> <name><w id="4484679">Naevius</w></name>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4484680">vos</w>, <w id="4484682">qui</w> <w id="4484683">accolitis</w> <w id="4484684">Histrum</w> <w id="4484685">fluvium</w> <w id="4484686">atque</w> <w id="4484687">algidam</w></quote>
<w id="4484688">et</w> <w id="4484689">ibidem</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4484690">quam</w> <w id="4484691">numquam</w> <w id="4484692">vobis</w> <name><w id="4484693">Grai</w></name> <w id="4484694">atque</w> <w id="4484695">barbari</w>.</quote>
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<reg><w id="4484697">at</w></reg> <name><w id="4484698">Ennius</w></name> <w id="4484699">saepe</w><ref id="n396" target="ref396" />
<quote rend="blockquote"><name><w id="4484700">Scipio</w></name> <w id="4484701">invicte</w>,</quote>
<w id="4484703">et</w> <w id="4484704">semel</w> <w id="4484705">quidem</w> <w id="4484706">nos</w><ref id="n397" target="ref397" />:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4484707">hoc</w> <w id="4484708">motu</w> <w id="4484709">radiantis</w> <w id="4484710">etesiae</w> <w id="4484711">in</w> <w id="4484712">vada</w> <w id="4484713">ponti</w>.</quote>
<milestone n="153" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4484715">hoc</w></reg> <w id="4484716">idem</w> <w id="4484717">nostri</w> <w id="4484718">saepius</w> <w id="4484719">non</w> <w id="4484720">tulissent</w>, <w id="4484722">quod</w> <name><w id="4484723">Graeci</w></name> <w id="4484724">laudare</w>
<w id="4484725">etiam</w> <w id="4484726">solent</w>. <w id="4484728">Sed</w> <w id="4484729">quid</w> <w id="4484730">ego</w> <w id="4484731">vocalis</w>? <reg><w id="4484732">sine</w></reg> <w id="4484733">vocalibus</w> <w id="4484734">saepe</w>
<w id="4484735">brevitatis</w> <w id="4484736">causa</w> <w id="4484737">contrahebant</w>, <w id="4484739">ut</w> <w id="4484740">ita</w> <w id="4484741">dicerent</w>: <w id="4484742">multi</w>' <w id="4484743">modis</w>,
<w id="4484745">in</w> <w id="4484746">vas</w>'<ref id="n398" target="ref398" /> <w id="4484747">argenteis</w>, <w id="4484749">palmi</w>'<ref id="n399" target="ref399" /> <w id="4484750">crinibus</w>, <w id="4484752">tecti</w>' <w id="4484753">fractis</w>. <w id="4484755">Quid</w> <w id="4484756">vero</w>
<w id="4484757">licentius</w> <w id="4484758">quam</w> <w id="4484759">quod</w> <w id="4484760">hominum</w> <w id="4484761">etiam</w> <w id="4484762">nomina</w> <w id="4484763">contrahebant</w>,
<w id="4484765">quo</w> <w id="4484766">essent</w> <w id="4484767">aptiora</w>? <w id="4484768">nam</w> <w id="4484769">ut</w> <w id="4484770">duellum</w> <w id="4484771">bellum</w>, <del><w id="4484773">et</w><ref id="n400" target="ref400" /></del>
<w id="4484774">duis</w> <w id="4484775">bis</w>, <w id="4484777">sic</w> <name><w id="4484778">Duellium</w></name> <w id="4484779">eum</w> <w id="4484780">qui</w> <name><w id="4484781">Poenos</w></name> <w id="4484782">classe</w> <w id="4484783">devicit</w> <name><w id="4484784">Bellium</w></name>
<w id="4484785">nominaverunt</w>, <w id="4484787">cum</w> <w id="4484788">superiores</w> <w id="4484789">appellati</w> <w id="4484790">essent</w> <w id="4484791">semper</w>
<name><w id="4484792">Duellii</w></name>. <w id="4484794">Quin</w> <w id="4484795">etiam</w> <w id="4484796">verba</w> <w id="4484797">saepe</w> <w id="4484798">contrahuntur</w> <w id="4484799">non</w> <w id="4484800">usus</w>
<w id="4484801">causa</w> <w id="4484802">sed</w> <w id="4484803">aurium</w>. <w id="4484805">Quo</w> <w id="4484806">modo</w> <w id="4484807">enim</w> <w id="4484808">vester</w> <name><w id="4484809">Axilla</w></name> <name><w id="4484810">Ala</w></name> <w id="4484811">factus</w>
<w id="4484812">est</w> <w id="4484813">nisi</w> <w id="4484814">fuga</w> <w id="4484815">litterae</w> <w id="4484816">vastioris</w>? <w id="4484817">quam</w> <w id="4484818">litteram</w> <w id="4484819">etiam</w> <w id="4484820">e</w> <w id="4484821">maxillis</w>
<w id="4484822">et</w> <w id="4484823">taxillis</w><ref id="n401" target="ref401" /> <w id="4484824">et</w> <w id="4484825">paxillo</w><ref id="n402" target="ref402" /> <w id="4484826">et</w> <w id="4484827">vexillo</w> <w id="4484828">consuetudo</w> <w id="4484829">elegans</w> <name><w id="4484830">Latini</w></name> <w id="4484831">sermonis</w>
<w id="4484832">evellit</w>.
<milestone n="154" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4484834">libenter</w></reg> <w id="4484835">etiam</w> <w id="4484836">copulando</w> <w id="4484837">verba</w> <w id="4484838">iungebant</w>,
<w id="4484840">ut</w> <w id="4484841">sodes</w> <w id="4484842">pro</w> <w id="4484843">si</w> <w id="4484844">audes</w>, <w id="4484846">sis</w> <w id="4484847">pro</w> <w id="4484848">si</w> <w id="4484849">vis</w>. <w id="4484851">Iam</w> <w id="4484852">in</w> <w id="4484853">uno</w> <w id="4484854">capsis</w> <w id="4484855">tria</w>
<w id="4484856">verba</w> <w id="4484857">sunt</w>. <w id="4484859">Ain</w> <w id="4484860">pro</w> <w id="4484861">aisne</w>, <w id="4484863">nequire</w> <w id="4484864">pro</w> <w id="4484865">non</w> <w id="4484866">quire</w>, <w id="4484868">malle</w>
<w id="4484869">pro</w> <w id="4484870">magis</w> <w id="4484871">velle</w>, <w id="4484873">nolle</w> <w id="4484874">pro</w> <w id="4484875">non</w> <w id="4484876">velle</w>, <w id="4484878">dein</w> <w id="4484879">etiam</w> <w id="4484880">saepe</w> <w id="4484881">et</w>
<w id="4484882">exin</w> <w id="4484883">pro</w> <w id="4484884">deinde</w> <w id="4484885">et</w> <w id="4484886">pro</w> <w id="4484887">exinde</w> <w id="4484888">dicimus</w>. <w id="4484890">Quid</w>, <w id="4484892">illud</w> <w id="4484893">non</w>
<w id="4484894">olet</w> <w id="4484895">unde</w> <w id="4484896">sit</w>, <w id="4484898">quod</w> <w id="4484899">dicitur</w> <w id="4484900">cum</w> <w id="4484901">illis</w>, <w id="4484903">cum</w> <w id="4484904">autem</w> <w id="4484905">nobis</w> <w id="4484906">non</w>
<w id="4484907">dicitur</w>, <w id="4484909">sed</w> <w id="4484910">nobiscum</w>? <w id="4484911">quia</w> <w id="4484912">si</w> <w id="4484913">ita</w> <w id="4484914">diceretur</w>, <w id="4484916">obscaenius</w>
<w id="4484917">concurrerent</w> <w id="4484918">litterae</w>, <w id="4484920">ut</w> <w id="4484921">etiam</w> <w id="4484922">modo</w>, <w id="4484924">nisi</w> <w id="4484925">autem</w> <w id="4484926">interposuissem</w>,
<w id="4484928">concurrissent</w>. <w id="4484930">Ex</w> <w id="4484931">eo</w> <w id="4484932">est</w> <w id="4484933">mecum</w> <w id="4484934">et</w> <w id="4484935">tecum</w>, <w id="4484937">non</w>
<w id="4484938">cum</w> <w id="4484939">me</w> <w id="4484940">et</w> <w id="4484941">cum</w> <w id="4484942">te</w>, <w id="4484944">ut</w> <w id="4484945">esset</w> <w id="4484946">simile</w> <w id="4484947">illis</w> <w id="4484948">nobiscum</w> <w id="4484949">atque</w>
<w id="4484950">vobiscum</w><ref id="n403" target="ref403" />.
</p>
<p><milestone n="46" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="155" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4484952">atque</w></reg> <w id="4484953">etiam</w> <w id="4484954">a</w> <w id="4484955">quibusdam</w> <w id="4484956">sero</w> <w id="4484957">iam</w> <w id="4484958">emendatur</w> <w id="4484959">antiquitas</w>,
<w id="4484961">qui</w> <w id="4484962">haec</w> <w id="4484963">reprehendunt</w>. <w id="4484965">Nam</w> <w id="4484966">pro</w> <w id="4484967">deum</w> <w id="4484968">atque</w> <w id="4484969">hominum</w>
<w id="4484970">fidem</w> <w id="4484971">deorum</w> <w id="4484972">aiunt</w>. <w id="4484974">Ita</w> <w id="4484975">credo</w> <w id="4484976">hoc</w> <w id="4484977">illi</w> <w id="4484978">nesciebant</w>: <w id="4484979">an</w>

<pb id="p.2049" />

<w id="4484980">dabat</w> <w id="4484981">hanc</w> <w id="4484982">consuetudo</w> <w id="4484983">licentiam</w>? <reg><w id="4484984">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4484985">idem</w> <w id="4484986">poeta</w> <w id="4484987">qui</w>
<w id="4484988">inusitatius</w> <w id="4484989">contraxerat</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4484990">patris</w> <w id="4484991">mei</w> <w id="4484992">meum</w> <w id="4484993">factum</w> <w id="4484994">pudet</w></quote>
<w id="4484995">pro</w> <w id="4484996">meorum</w> <w id="4484997">factorum</w>, <w id="4484999">et</w>
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485000">texitur</w>, <w id="4485002">exitium</w> <w id="4485003">examen</w> <w id="4485004">rapit</w></quote>
<w id="4485005">pro</w> <w id="4485006">exitiorum</w>,<w id="4485008">non</w> <w id="4485009">dicit</w> <w id="4485010">liberum</w>, <w id="4485012">ut</w> <w id="4485013">plerique</w> <w id="4485014">loquimur</w>, <w id="4485016">cum</w>
<w id="4485017">cupidos</w> <w id="4485018">liberum</w> <w id="4485019">aut</w> <w id="4485020">in</w> <w id="4485021">liberum</w> <w id="4485022">loco</w> <w id="4485023">dicimus</w>, <w id="4485025">sed</w> <w id="4485026">ut</w> <w id="4485027">isti</w>
<w id="4485028">volunt</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote">
<l><w id="4485029">neque</w> <w id="4485030">tuom</w><ref id="n404" target="ref404" /> <w id="4485031">umquam</w> <w id="4485032">in</w> <w id="4485033">gremium</w> <w id="4485034">extollas</w> <w id="4485035">liberorum</w></l>
<l part="I"><w id="4485036">ex</w> <w id="4485037">te</w> <w id="4485038">genus</w>,</l></quote>
<w id="4485040">et</w> <w id="4485041">idem</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485042">namque</w> <name><w id="4485043">Aesculapi</w></name> <w id="4485044">liberorum</w>.</quote>
<reg><w id="4485046">at</w></reg> <w id="4485047">ille</w> <w id="4485048">alter</w> <w id="4485049">in</w> <name><w id="4485050">Chryse</w></name> <w id="4485051">non</w> <w id="4485052">solum</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485053">cives</w>, <w id="4485055">antiqui</w> <w id="4485056">amici</w> <w id="4485057">maiorum</w> <w id="4485058">meum</w>,</quote>
<w id="4485060">quod</w> <w id="4485061">erat</w> <w id="4485062">usitatum</w>, <w id="4485064">sed</w> <w id="4485065">durius</w> <w id="4485066">etiam</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485067">consilium</w> <w id="4485068">socii</w>, <w id="4485070">augurium</w> <w id="4485071">atque</w> <w id="4485072">extum</w> <w id="4485073">interpretes</w>;</quote>
<w id="4485075">idemque</w> <w id="4485076">pergit</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485077">postquam</w> <w id="4485078">prodigium</w> <w id="4485079">horriferum</w>, <w id="4485081">portentum</w><ref id="n405" target="ref405" /> <w id="4485082">pavos</w>;</quote>
<w id="4485084">quae</w> <w id="4485085">non</w> <w id="4485086">sane</w> <w id="4485087">sunt</w> <w id="4485088">in</w> <w id="4485089">omnibus</w><ref id="n406" target="ref406" /> <w id="4485090">neutris</w> <w id="4485091">usitata</w>. <w id="4485093">Nec</w> <w id="4485094">enim</w>
<w id="4485095">dixerim</w> <w id="4485096">tam</w> <w id="4485097">libenter</w> <w id="4485098">armum</w> <w id="4485099">iudicium</w>,—<w id="4485101">etsi</w> <w id="4485102">est</w> <w id="4485103">apud</w>
<w id="4485104">eundem</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485105">nihilne</w> <w id="4485106">ad</w> <w id="4485107">te</w> <w id="4485108">de</w> <w id="4485109">iudicio</w> <w id="4485110">armum</w> <w id="4485111">accidit</w>?—</quote>
<w id="4485112">quam</w> <w id="4485113">centuriam</w> <w id="4485114">fabrum</w> <w id="4485115">et</w> <w id="4485116">procum</w>,
<milestone n="156" unit="section" /><w id="4485118">ut</w> <w id="4485119">censoriae</w> <w id="4485120">tabulae</w>
<w id="4485121">loquuntur</w>, <w id="4485123">audeo</w> <w id="4485124">dicere</w>, <w id="4485126">non</w> <w id="4485127">fabrorum</w> <w id="4485128">aut</w> <w id="4485129">procorum</w>; <w id="4485131">planeque</w>
<w id="4485132">duorum</w> <w id="4485133">virorum</w> <w id="4485134">iudicium</w> <w id="4485135">aut</w> <w id="4485136">trium</w> <w id="4485137">virorum</w> <w id="4485138">capitalium</w>
<w id="4485139">aut</w> <w id="4485140">decem</w> <w id="4485141">virorum</w> <w id="4485142">stlitibus</w> <w id="4485143">iudicandis</w> <w id="4485144">dico</w> <w id="4485145">numquam</w>. <w id="4485147">Et</w>
<w id="4485148">quid</w><ref id="n407" target="ref407" /> <w id="4485149">dixit</w><ref id="n408" target="ref408" /> <name><w id="4485150">Accius</w></name>?
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485151">video</w> <w id="4485152">sepulcra</w> <w id="4485153">duo</w> <w id="4485154">duorum</w> <w id="4485155">corporum</w>;</quote>
<w id="4485157">idemque</w>
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485158">mulier</w> <w id="4485159">una</w> <w id="4485160">duum</w> <w id="4485161">virum</w>.</quote>
<pb id="p.2050" />
<reg><w id="4485163">quid</w></reg> <w id="4485164">verum</w> <w id="4485165">sit</w> <w id="4485166">intellego</w>; <w id="4485168">sed</w> <w id="4485169">alias</w> <w id="4485170">ita</w> <w id="4485171">loquor</w> <w id="4485172">ut</w> <w id="4485173">concessum</w>
<w id="4485174">est</w>, <w id="4485176">ut</w> <w id="4485177">hoc</w> <del><w id="4485178">vel</w><ref id="n409" target="ref409" /></del> <w id="4485179">pro</w> <w id="4485180">deum</w> <w id="4485181">dico</w> <w id="4485182">vel</w> <w id="4485183">pro</w> <w id="4485184">deorum</w>, <w id="4485186">alias</w> <w id="4485187">ut</w>
<w id="4485188">necesse</w> <w id="4485189">est</w>, <w id="4485191">cum</w> <w id="4485192">trium</w> <w id="4485193">virum</w>, <w id="4485195">non</w> <w id="4485196">virorum</w>, <w id="4485198">et</w> <w id="4485199">sestertium</w>
<w id="4485200">nummum</w>, <w id="4485202">non</w> <w id="4485203">sestertiorum</w><ref id="n410" target="ref410" /> <w id="4485204">nummorum</w>, <w id="4485206">quod</w> <w id="4485207">in</w> <w id="4485208">his</w> <w id="4485209">consuetudo</w>
<w id="4485210">varia</w> <w id="4485211">non</w> <w id="4485212">est</w>.
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<p><milestone n="47" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="157" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4485214">quid</w></reg> <w id="4485215">quod</w> <w id="4485216">sic</w> <w id="4485217">loqui</w>, <w id="4485219">nosse</w>, <w id="4485221">iudicasse</w> <w id="4485222">vetant</w>, <w id="4485224">novisse</w>
<w id="4485225">iubent</w> <w id="4485226">et</w> <w id="4485227">iudicavisse</w>? <w id="4485228">quasi</w> <w id="4485229">vero</w> <w id="4485230">nesciamus</w> <w id="4485231">in</w> <w id="4485232">hoc</w> <w id="4485233">genere</w>
<w id="4485234">et</w> <w id="4485235">plenum</w> <w id="4485236">verbum</w> <w id="4485237">recte</w> <w id="4485238">dici</w> <w id="4485239">et</w> <w id="4485240">imminutum</w> <w id="4485241">usitate</w>. <w id="4485243">Itaque</w>
<w id="4485244">utrumque</w> <name><w id="4485245">Terentius</w></name>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485246">eho</w> <w id="4485247">tu</w>, <w id="4485249">cognatum</w><ref id="n411" target="ref411" /> <w id="4485250">tuom</w> <w id="4485251">non</w> <w id="4485252">noras</w>?</quote>
<w id="4485253">post</w> <w id="4485254">idem</w>
<quote rend="blockquote"><name><w id="4485255">Stilponem</w></name> <w id="4485256">inquam</w> <w id="4485257">noveras</w>.</quote>
<w id="4485259">Sient</w> <w id="4485260">plenum</w> <w id="4485261">est</w>, <w id="4485263">sint</w><ref id="n412" target="ref412" /> <w id="4485264">imminutum</w>; <w id="4485266">licet</w> <w id="4485267">utare</w> <w id="4485268">utroque</w>.
<w id="4485270">Ergo</w> <w id="4485271">ibidem</w><ref id="n413" target="ref413" />:
<quote rend="blockquote">
<l><w id="4485272">quae</w> <w id="4485273">quam</w> <w id="4485274">sint</w> <w id="4485275">cara</w><ref id="n414" target="ref414" /> <w id="4485276">post</w> <w id="4485277">carendo</w><ref id="n415" target="ref415" /> <w id="4485278">intellegunt</w>,</l>
<l><w id="4485280">quamque</w> <w id="4485281">attinendi</w> <w id="4485282">magni</w> <w id="4485283">dominatus</w> <w id="4485284">sient</w></l><ref id="n416" target="ref416" />.</quote>
<w id="4485286">Nec</w> <w id="4485287">vero</w> <w id="4485288">reprehenderim</w>
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485289">scripsere</w> <w id="4485290">alii</w> <w id="4485291">rem</w></quote>
<w id="4485292">et</w><ref id="n417" target="ref417" /> <w id="4485293">scripserunt</w> <w id="4485294">esse</w> <w id="4485295">verius</w> <w id="4485296">sentio</w>, <w id="4485298">sed</w> <w id="4485299">consuetudini</w> <w id="4485300">auribus</w>
<w id="4485301">indulgenti</w> <w id="4485302">libenter</w> <w id="4485303">obsequor</w>.
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485305">isdem</w><ref id="n418" target="ref418" /> <w id="4485306">campus</w> <w id="4485307">habet</w></quote>
<w id="4485308">inquit</w> <w id="4485309">Ennius</w>; <w id="4485311">et</w> <w id="4485312">in</w> <w id="4485313">templis</w>: <w id="4485314">EIDEM</w><ref id="n419" target="ref419" /> <w id="4485315">PROBAVIT</w>; <w id="4485317">at</w>
<w id="4485318">isdem</w><ref id="n420" target="ref420" /> <w id="4485319">erat</w> <w id="4485320">verius</w>, <w id="4485322">nec</w> <w id="4485323">tamen</w> <w id="4485324">eisdem</w> <w id="4485325">ut</w> <w id="4485326">opimius</w>.; <w id="4485329">male</w>
<w id="4485330">sonabat</w> <w id="4485331">isdem</w><ref id="n421" target="ref421" />: <w id="4485332">impetratum</w> <w id="4485333">est</w> <w id="4485334">a</w> <w id="4485335">consuetudine</w> <w id="4485336">ut</w> <w id="4485337">peccare</w>
<w id="4485338">suavitatis</w> <w id="4485339">causa</w> <w id="4485340">liceret</w>. <w id="4485342">Et</w> <w id="4485343">posmeridianas</w><ref id="n422" target="ref422" /> <w id="4485344">quadrigas</w> <w id="4485345">quam</w>
<w id="4485346">postmeridianas</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4485347">quadriiugas</w></hi><ref id="n423" target="ref423" /> <w id="4485348">libentius</w> <w id="4485349">dixerim</w> <w id="4485350">et</w> <w id="4485351">me</w> <w id="4485352">hercule</w>

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<w id="4485353">quam</w> <w id="4485354">me</w> <w id="4485355">hercules</w>. <w id="4485357">Non</w> <w id="4485358">scire</w> <w id="4485359">quidem</w> <w id="4485360">barbarum</w> <w id="4485361">iam</w> <w id="4485362">videtur</w><ref id="n424" target="ref424" />,
<w id="4485364">nescire</w> <w id="4485365">dulcius</w>. <w id="4485367">Ipsum</w> <w id="4485368">meridiem</w> <w id="4485369">cur</w> <w id="4485370">non</w> <w id="4485371">medidiem</w>?
<milestone n="158" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4485372">credo</w></reg>, <w id="4485374">quod</w> <w id="4485375">erat</w> <w id="4485376">insuavius</w>. †<reg><w id="4485378">vna</w></reg><ref id="n425" target="ref425" /> <w id="4485379">praepositio</w> <w id="4485380">est</w> <w id="4485381">af</w><ref id="n426" target="ref426" />, <w id="4485383">quae</w>
<w id="4485384">nunc</w> <w id="4485385">tantum</w> <w id="4485386">in</w> <w id="4485387">accepti</w> <w id="4485388">tabulis</w> <w id="4485389">manet</w> <w id="4485390">ac</w> <w id="4485391">ne</w> <w id="4485392">his</w><ref id="n427" target="ref427" /> <w id="4485393">quidem</w>
<w id="4485394">omnium</w>, <w id="4485396">in</w> <w id="4485397">reliquo</w> <w id="4485398">sermone</w> <w id="4485399">mutata</w> <w id="4485400">est</w>; <w id="4485402">nam</w> <w id="4485403">amovit</w>
<w id="4485404">dicimus</w> <w id="4485405">et</w> <w id="4485406">abegit</w> <w id="4485407">et</w> <w id="4485408">abstulit</w>, <w id="4485410">ut</w> <w id="4485411">iam</w> <w id="4485412">nescias</w> <w id="4485413">a</w>'<w id="4485414">ne</w><ref id="n428" target="ref428" /> <w id="4485415">verum</w> <w id="4485416">sit</w>
<w id="4485417">an</w> <w id="4485418">ab</w> <w id="4485419">an</w> <w id="4485420">abs</w><ref id="n429" target="ref429" />. <w id="4485422">Quid</w> <w id="4485423">si</w> <w id="4485424">etiam</w> <w id="4485425">abfugit</w><ref id="n430" target="ref430" /> <w id="4485426">turpe</w><ref id="n431" target="ref431" /> <w id="4485427">visum</w> <w id="4485428">est</w> <w id="4485429">et</w>
<w id="4485430">abfer</w> <w id="4485431">noluerunt</w>, <hi rend="italics"><w id="4485433">aufugit</w> <w id="4485434">et</w></hi><ref id="n432" target="ref432" /> <w id="4485435">aufer</w> <w id="4485436">maluerunt</w><ref id="n433" target="ref433" />? <w id="4485437">quae</w> <w id="4485438">praepositio</w>
<w id="4485439">praeter</w> <w id="4485440">haec</w> <w id="4485441">duo</w> <w id="4485442">verba</w> <w id="4485443">nullo</w> <w id="4485444">alio</w> <w id="4485445">in</w> <w id="4485446">verbo</w> <w id="4485447">reperietur</w>. <w id="4485449">Noti</w>
<w id="4485450">erant</w> <w id="4485451">et</w> <w id="4485452">navi</w> <w id="4485453">et</w> <w id="4485454">nari</w>, <w id="4485456">quibus</w> <w id="4485457">cum</w> <w id="4485458">IN</w> <w id="4485459">praeponi</w>
<w id="4485460">oporteret</w>, <w id="4485462">dulcius</w> <w id="4485463">visum</w> <w id="4485464">est</w> <w id="4485465">ignotos</w>, <w id="4485467">ignavos</w>, <w id="4485469">ignaros</w><ref id="n434" target="ref434" /> <w id="4485470">dicere</w>
<w id="4485471">quam</w> <w id="4485472">ut</w> <w id="4485473">veritas</w> <w id="4485474">postulabat</w>. <w id="4485476">Ex</w> <w id="4485477">usu</w> <w id="4485478">dicunt</w> <w id="4485479">et</w> <w id="4485480">e</w> <w id="4485481">re</w> <w id="4485482">publica</w>,
<w id="4485484">quod</w> <w id="4485485">in</w> <w id="4485486">altero</w> <w id="4485487">vocalis</w> <w id="4485488">excipiebat</w>, <w id="4485490">in</w> <w id="4485491">altero</w> <w id="4485492">esset</w> <w id="4485493">asperitas</w>,
<w id="4485495">nisi</w><ref id="n435" target="ref435" /> <w id="4485496">litteram</w> <w id="4485497">sustulisses</w>, <w id="4485499">ut</w> <w id="4485500">exegit</w>, <w id="4485502">edixit</w>; <w id="4485504">refecit</w>, <w id="4485506">rettulit</w>,
<w id="4485508">reddidit</w>: <w id="4485509">adiuncti</w> <w id="4485510">verbi</w> <w id="4485511">prima</w> <w id="4485512">littera</w> <w id="4485513">praepositionem</w><ref id="n436" target="ref436" /> <w id="4485514">commutavit</w>,
<w id="4485516">ut</w> <w id="4485517">subegit</w>, <w id="4485519">summovit</w><ref id="n437" target="ref437" />, <w id="4485521">sustulit</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="48" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="159" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4485523">quid</w></reg> <w id="4485524">in</w> <w id="4485525">verbis</w> <w id="4485526">iunctis</w>? <w id="4485527">quam</w> <w id="4485528">scite</w> <w id="4485529">insipientem</w> <w id="4485530">non</w> <w id="4485531">insapientem</w>,
<w id="4485533">iniquum</w> <w id="4485534">non</w> <w id="4485535">inaequum</w>, <w id="4485537">tricipitem</w> <w id="4485538">non</w> <w id="4485539">tricapitem</w>, <w id="4485541">concisum</w> <w id="4485542">non</w>
<w id="4485543">concaesum</w>! <w id="4485544">Ex</w> <w id="4485545">quo</w> <w id="4485546">quidam</w> <w id="4485547">pertisum</w>
<w id="4485548">etiam</w> <w id="4485549">volunt</w>, <w id="4485551">quod</w> <w id="4485552">eadem</w> <w id="4485553">consuetudo</w> <w id="4485554">non</w> <w id="4485555">probavit</w>. <w id="4485557">Quid</w>
<w id="4485558">vero</w> <w id="4485559">hoc</w> <w id="4485560">elegantius</w>, <w id="4485562">quod</w> <w id="4485563">non</w> <w id="4485564">fit</w> <w id="4485565">natura</w>, <w id="4485567">sed</w> <w id="4485568">quodam</w>
<w id="4485569">instituto</w>? <reg><w id="4485570">indoctus</w></reg><ref id="n438" target="ref438" /> <w id="4485571">dicimus</w> <w id="4485572">brevi</w> <w id="4485573">prima</w> <w id="4485574">littera</w>, <w id="4485576">insanus</w>
<w id="4485577">producta</w>, <w id="4485579">inhumanus</w><ref id="n439" target="ref439" /> <w id="4485580">brevi</w>, <w id="4485582">infelix</w> <w id="4485583">longa</w>. <w id="4485585">Et</w>, <w id="4485587">ne</w> <w id="4485588">multis</w>,
<w id="4485590">quibus</w> <w id="4485591">in</w> <w id="4485592">verbis</w> <w id="4485593">eae</w> <w id="4485594">primae</w> <w id="4485595">litterae</w> <w id="4485596">sunt</w> <w id="4485597">quae</w> <w id="4485598">in</w> <w id="4485599">sapiente</w><ref id="n440" target="ref440" />
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<w id="4485600">atque</w> <w id="4485601">felice</w><ref id="n441" target="ref441" />, <w id="4485603">producte</w> <w id="4485604">dicitur</w>, <w id="4485606">in</w> <w id="4485607">ceteris</w> <w id="4485608">omnibus</w> <w id="4485609">breviter</w>;
<w id="4485611">itemque</w> <w id="4485612">composuit</w>, <w id="4485614">consuevit</w>, <w id="4485616">concrepuit</w>, <w id="4485618">confecit</w>. <w id="4485620">Consule</w>
<w id="4485621">veritatem</w>: <w id="4485622">reprehendet</w>; <w id="4485624">refer</w> <w id="4485625">ad</w> <w id="4485626">auris</w>: <w id="4485627">probabunt</w>. <w id="4485629">Quaere</w>
<w id="4485630">cur</w> <w id="4485631">ita</w> <w id="4485632">sit</w>: <w id="4485633">dicent</w> <w id="4485634">iuvare</w><ref id="n442" target="ref442" />. <w id="4485636">Voluptati</w> <w id="4485637">autem</w> <w id="4485638">aurium</w> <w id="4485639">morigerari</w>
<w id="4485640">debet</w> <w id="4485641">oratio</w>.
<milestone n="160" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4485643">quin</w></reg> <w id="4485644">ego</w> <w id="4485645">ipse</w>, <w id="4485647">cum</w> <w id="4485648">scirem</w> <w id="4485649">ita</w> <w id="4485650">maiores</w>
<w id="4485651">locutos</w> <w id="4485652">esse</w><ref id="n443" target="ref443" />, <w id="4485654">ut</w> <w id="4485655">nusquam</w> <w id="4485656">nisi</w> <w id="4485657">in</w> <w id="4485658">vocali</w> <w id="4485659">aspiratione</w> <w id="4485660">uterentur</w>,
<w id="4485662">loquebar</w> <w id="4485663">sic</w>, <w id="4485665">ut</w> <w id="4485666">pulcros</w>, <name><w id="4485668">Cetegos</w></name>, <w id="4485670">triumpos</w>, <name><w id="4485672">Cartaginem</w></name><ref id="n444" target="ref444" />
<w id="4485673">dicerem</w>; <w id="4485675">aliquando</w>, <w id="4485677">idque</w> <w id="4485678">sero</w>, <w id="4485680">convicio</w> <w id="4485681">aurium</w> <w id="4485682">cum</w> <w id="4485683">extorta</w>
<w id="4485684">mihi</w> <w id="4485685">veritas</w> <w id="4485686">esset</w>, <w id="4485688">usum</w> <w id="4485689">loquendi</w> <w id="4485690">populo</w> <w id="4485691">concessi</w>, <w id="4485693">scienotiam</w>
<w id="4485694">mihi</w> <w id="4485695">reservavi</w>. <w id="4485697">Orcivios</w> <w id="4485698">tamen</w> <w id="4485699">et</w> <name><w id="4485700">Matones</w></name>, <name><w id="4485702">Otones</w></name>,
<name><w id="4485704">Caepiones</w></name>, <w id="4485706">sepulcra</w>, <w id="4485708">coronas</w>, <w id="4485710">lacrimas</w><ref id="n445" target="ref445" /> <w id="4485711">dicimus</w>, <w id="4485713">quia</w> <w id="4485714">per</w>
<w id="4485715">aurium</w> <w id="4485716">iudicium</w> <w id="4485717">licet</w>. <w id="4485719">Burrum</w> <w id="4485720">semper</w> <name><w id="4485721">Ennius</w></name>, <w id="4485723">numquam</w><ref id="n446" target="ref446" />
<name><w id="4485724">Pyrrhum</w></name>;
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485726">vi</w> <w id="4485727">patefecerunt</w> <name><w id="4485728">Bruges</w></name><ref id="n447" target="ref447" />,</quote>
<w id="4485730">non</w> <name><w id="4485731">Phryges</w></name>, <w id="4485733">ipsius</w> <w id="4485734">antiqui</w> <w id="4485735">declarant</w> <w id="4485736">libri</w>. <w id="4485738">Nec</w> <w id="4485739">enim</w>
<name><w id="4485740">Graecam</w></name> <w id="4485741">litteram</w> <w id="4485742">adhibebant</w>, <w id="4485744">nunc</w> <w id="4485745">autem</w> <w id="4485746">etiam</w> <w id="4485747">duas</w>, <w id="4485749">et</w>
<w id="4485750">cum</w> <name><w id="4485751">Phrygum</w></name><ref id="n448" target="ref448" /> <w id="4485752">et</w> <name><w id="4485753">Phrygibus</w></name> <w id="4485754">dicendum</w> <w id="4485755">esset</w>, <w id="4485757">absurdum</w> <w id="4485758">erat</w>
<w id="4485759">aut</w> <w id="4485760">etiam</w> <w id="4485761">in</w><ref id="n449" target="ref449" /> <w id="4485762">barbaris</w> <w id="4485763">casibus</w> <name><w id="4485764">Graecam</w></name> <w id="4485765">litteram</w> <w id="4485766">adhibere</w>
<w id="4485767">aut</w> <w id="4485768">recto</w> <w id="4485769">casu</w> <w id="4485770">solum</w> <name><w id="4485771">Graece</w></name> <w id="4485772">loqui</w>; <w id="4485774">tamen</w> <w id="4485775">et</w> <name><w id="4485776">Phryges</w></name> <w id="4485777">et</w>
<name><w id="4485778">Pyrrhum</w></name> <w id="4485779">aurium</w> <w id="4485780">causa</w> <w id="4485781">dicimus</w>.
<milestone n="161" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4485783">quin</w></reg> <w id="4485784">etiam</w>, <w id="4485786">quod</w> <w id="4485787">iam</w>
<w id="4485788">subrusticum</w> <w id="4485789">videtur</w>, <w id="4485791">olim</w> <w id="4485792">autem</w> <w id="4485793">politius</w>, <w id="4485795">eorum</w> <w id="4485796">verborum</w>,
<w id="4485798">quorum</w> <w id="4485799">eaedem</w> <w id="4485800">erant</w> <w id="4485801">postremae</w> <w id="4485802">duae</w> <w id="4485803">litterae</w>, <w id="4485805">quae</w> <w id="4485806">sunt</w> <w id="4485807">in</w>
<w id="4485808">optimus</w>, <w id="4485810">postremam</w> <w id="4485811">litteram</w> <w id="4485812">detrahebant</w>, <w id="4485814">nisi</w> <w id="4485815">vocalis</w> <w id="4485816">insequebatur</w>. <w id="4485818">Ita</w>
<w id="4485819">non</w> <w id="4485820">erat</w> <w id="4485821">ea</w> <w id="4485822">offensio</w> <w id="4485823">in</w> <w id="4485824">versibus</w> <w id="4485825">quam</w> <w id="4485826">nunc</w>
<w id="4485827">fugiunt</w> <w id="4485828">poetae</w> <w id="4485829">novi</w>. <w id="4485831">Sic</w><ref id="n450" target="ref450" /> <w id="4485832">enim</w> <w id="4485833">loquebamur</w><ref id="n451" target="ref451" />:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485834">qui</w> <w id="4485835">est</w> <w id="4485836">omnibu</w><ref id="n452" target="ref452" />' <w id="4485837">princeps</w></quote>
<w id="4485838">non</w> <w id="4485839">omnibus</w><ref id="n453" target="ref453" /> <w id="4485840">princeps</w>, <w id="4485842">et</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485843">vita</w> <w id="4485844">illa</w> <w id="4485845">dignu</w><ref id="n454" target="ref454" />' <w id="4485846">locoque</w></quote>
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<w id="4485847">non</w> <w id="4485848">dignus</w>. <w id="4485850">Quod</w> <w id="4485851">si</w> <w id="4485852">indocta</w> <w id="4485853">consuetudo</w> <w id="4485854">tam</w> <w id="4485855">est</w> <w id="4485856">artifex</w>
<w id="4485857">suavitatis</w>, <w id="4485859">quid</w> <w id="4485860">ab</w> <w id="4485861">ipsa</w> <w id="4485862">tandem</w> <w id="4485863">arte</w> <w id="4485864">et</w> <w id="4485865">doctrina</w> <w id="4485866">postulari</w>
<w id="4485867">putamus</w>?
<milestone n="162" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4485868">haec</w></reg> <w id="4485869">dixi</w> <w id="4485870">brevius</w> <w id="4485871">quam</w> <w id="4485872">si</w> <w id="4485873">hac</w> <w id="4485874">de</w> <w id="4485875">re</w> <w id="4485876">una</w><ref id="n455" target="ref455" />
<w id="4485877">disputarem</w>—<w id="4485878">est</w> <w id="4485879">enim</w> <w id="4485880">locus</w> <w id="4485881">hic</w> <w id="4485882">late</w> <w id="4485883">patens</w> <w id="4485884">de</w> <w id="4485885">natura</w>
<w id="4485886">usuque</w> <w id="4485887">verborum</w>—<w id="4485888">longius</w> <w id="4485889">autem</w> <w id="4485890">quam</w> <w id="4485891">instituta</w> <w id="4485892">ratio</w>
<w id="4485893">postulabat</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="49" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4485895">sed</w></reg> <w id="4485896">quia</w> <w id="4485897">rerum</w> <w id="4485898">verborumque</w> <w id="4485899">iudicium</w> <w id="4485900">in</w> <w id="4485901">prudentia</w><ref id="n456" target="ref456" /> <w id="4485902">est</w>,
<w id="4485904">vocum</w> <w id="4485905">autem</w> <w id="4485906">et</w> <w id="4485907">numerorum</w> <w id="4485908">aures</w> <w id="4485909">sunt</w> <w id="4485910">iudices</w>, <w id="4485912">et</w> <w id="4485913">quod</w>
<w id="4485914">illa</w> <w id="4485915">ad</w> <w id="4485916">intellegentiam</w> <w id="4485917">referuntur</w>, <w id="4485919">haec</w> <w id="4485920">ad</w> <w id="4485921">voluptatem</w>, <w id="4485923">in</w>
<w id="4485924">illis</w> <w id="4485925">ratio</w> <w id="4485926">invenit</w>, <w id="4485928">in</w> <w id="4485929">his</w> <w id="4485930">sensus</w> <w id="4485931">artem</w>. <w id="4485933">Aut</w> <w id="4485934">enim</w> <w id="4485935">neglegenda</w>
<w id="4485936">fuit</w> <w id="4485937">nobis</w> <w id="4485938">voluntas</w><ref id="n457" target="ref457" /> <w id="4485939">aurium</w>, <w id="4485941">quibus</w> <w id="4485942">probari</w> <w id="4485943">nitebamur</w><ref id="n458" target="ref458" />,
<w id="4485945">aut</w> <w id="4485946">ars</w> <w id="4485947">eius</w> <w id="4485948">conciliandae</w> <w id="4485949">reperienda</w>.
<milestone n="163" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4485951">duae</w></reg> <w id="4485952">sunt</w> <w id="4485953">igitur</w> <w id="4485954">res</w>
<w id="4485955">quae</w> <w id="4485956">permulceant</w> <w id="4485957">auris</w>, <w id="4485959">sonus</w> <w id="4485960">et</w> <w id="4485961">numerus</w>. <w id="4485963">De</w> <w id="4485964">numero</w>
<w id="4485965">mox</w>, <w id="4485967">nunc</w> <w id="4485968">de</w> <w id="4485969">sono</w> <w id="4485970">quaerimus</w>. <w id="4485972">Verba</w>, <w id="4485974">ut</w> <w id="4485975">supra</w> <w id="4485976">diximus</w>,
<w id="4485978">legenda</w> <w id="4485979">sunt</w> <w id="4485980">potissimum</w> <w id="4485981">bene</w> <w id="4485982">sonantia</w>, <w id="4485984">sed</w> <w id="4485985">ea</w> <w id="4485986">non</w> <w id="4485987">ut</w>
<w id="4485988">poetae</w> <w id="4485989">exquisita</w> <w id="4485990">ad</w> <w id="4485991">sonum</w>, <w id="4485993">sed</w> <w id="4485994">sumpta</w> <w id="4485995">de</w> <w id="4485996">medio</w>.
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4485998">qua</w> <w id="4485999">pontus</w> <name><w id="4486000">Helles</w></name><ref id="n459" target="ref459" />, †<w id="4486002">supera</w> <name><w id="4486003">Tmolum</w></name> <w id="4486004">ac</w> <name><w id="4486005">Tauricos</w>†</name><ref id="n460" target="ref460" />:</quote>
<w id="4486006">locorum</w><ref id="n461" target="ref461" /> <w id="4486007">splendidis</w> <w id="4486008">nominibus</w> <w id="4486009">inluminatus</w> <w id="4486010">est</w> <w id="4486011">versus</w>, <w id="4486013">sed</w>
<w id="4486014">proximus</w> <w id="4486015">inquinatus</w> <w id="4486016">insuavissima</w> <w id="4486017">littera</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4486018">finis</w><ref id="n462" target="ref462" /> <w id="4486019">frugifera</w> <w id="4486020">et</w> <w id="4486021">efferta</w><ref id="n463" target="ref463" /> <w id="4486022">arva</w> <name><w id="4486023">Asiae</w></name><ref id="n464" target="ref464" /> <w id="4486024">tenet</w>.</quote>
<milestone n="164" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4486026">qua</w></reg> <w id="4486027">re</w> <w id="4486028">bonitate</w> <w id="4486029">potius</w> <w id="4486030">nostrorum</w> <w id="4486031">verborum</w> <w id="4486032">utamur</w> <w id="4486033">quam</w>
<w id="4486034">splendore</w> <name><w id="4486035">Graecorum</w></name>, <w id="4486037">nisi</w> <w id="4486038">forte</w> <w id="4486039">sic</w> <w id="4486040">loqui</w> <w id="4486041">paenitet</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4486042">qua</w> <w id="4486043">tempestate</w> <name><w id="4486044">Helenam</w></name> <name><w id="4486045">Paris</w></name><ref id="n465" target="ref465" /></quote>
<w id="4486046">et</w> <w id="4486047">quae</w> <w id="4486048">sequuntur</w>. <w id="4486050">Immo</w> <w id="4486051">vero</w> <w id="4486052">ista</w> <w id="4486053">sequamur</w> <w id="4486054">asperitatemque</w>
<w id="4486055">fugiamus</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4486056">habeo</w> <w id="4486057">istanc</w><ref id="n466" target="ref466" /> <w id="4486058">ego</w> <w id="4486059">perterricrepam</w></quote>
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<w id="4486060">itemque</w><ref id="n467" target="ref467" />:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4486061">versutiloquas</w> <w id="4486062">malitias</w>.</quote>
<reg><w id="4486064">nec</w></reg> <w id="4486065">solum</w> <w id="4486066">componentur</w> <w id="4486067">verba</w> <w id="4486068">ratione</w>, <w id="4486070">sed</w> <w id="4486071">etiam</w> <w id="4486072">finientur</w><ref id="n468" target="ref468" />,
<w id="4486074">quoniam</w> <w id="4486075">id</w> <w id="4486076">iudicium</w> <w id="4486077">esse</w> <w id="4486078">alterum</w> <w id="4486079">aurium</w> <w id="4486080">diximus</w>. <w id="4486082">Et</w><ref id="n469" target="ref469" />
<w id="4486083">finiuntur</w><ref id="n470" target="ref470" /> <w id="4486084">aut</w> <w id="4486085">ipsa</w> <w id="4486086">compositione</w> <w id="4486087">et</w> <w id="4486088">quasi</w><ref id="n471" target="ref471" /> <w id="4486089">sua</w> <w id="4486090">sponte</w>, <w id="4486092">aut</w>
<w id="4486093">quodam</w> <w id="4486094">genere</w> <w id="4486095">verborum</w>, <w id="4486097">in</w><ref id="n472" target="ref472" /> <w id="4486098">quibus</w> <w id="4486099">ipsis</w> <w id="4486100">concinnitas</w> <w id="4486101">inest</w>;
<w id="4486103">quae</w> <w id="4486104">sive</w> <w id="4486105">casus</w> <w id="4486106">habent</w> <w id="4486107">in</w> <w id="4486108">exitu</w> <w id="4486109">similis</w> <w id="4486110">sive</w> <w id="4486111">paribus</w> <w id="4486112">paria</w>
<w id="4486113">redduntur</w> <w id="4486114">sive</w> <w id="4486115">opponuntur</w> <w id="4486116">contraria</w>, <w id="4486118">suapte</w> <w id="4486119">natura</w> <w id="4486120">numerosa</w>
<w id="4486121">sunt</w>, <w id="4486123">etiam</w> <w id="4486124">si</w> <w id="4486125">nihil</w> <w id="4486126">est</w> <w id="4486127">factum</w> <w id="4486128">de</w> <w id="4486129">industria</w>.
<milestone n="165" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4486131">in</w></reg>
<w id="4486132">huius</w> <w id="4486133">concinnitatis</w> <w id="4486134">consectatione</w> <name><w id="4486135">Gorgiam</w></name> <w id="4486136">fuisse</w> <w id="4486137">principem</w>
<w id="4486138">accepimus</w>; <w id="4486140">quo</w> <w id="4486141">de</w> <w id="4486142">genere</w> <w id="4486143">illa</w> <w id="4486144">nostra</w> <w id="4486145">sunt</w> <w id="4486146">in</w> <name><w id="4486147">Miloniana</w></name>:
<name><w id="4486148">Est</w></name> <w id="4486149">enim</w>, <w id="4486151">iudices</w>, <w id="4486153">haec</w> <w id="4486154">non</w> <w id="4486155">scripta</w>. <w id="4486157">sed</w> <w id="4486158">nata</w> <w id="4486159">lex</w>, <w id="4486161">quam</w> <w id="4486162">non</w>
<w id="4486163">didicimus</w>, <w id="4486165">accepimus</w>, <w id="4486167">legimus</w>, <w id="4486169">verum</w> <w id="4486170">ex</w> <w id="4486171">natura</w> <w id="4486172">ipsa</w> <w id="4486173">arripuimus</w>,
<w id="4486175">hausimus</w>, <w id="4486177">expressimus</w>, <w id="4486179">ad</w> <w id="4486180">quam</w> <w id="4486181">non</w> <w id="4486182">docti</w>, <w id="4486184">sed</w>
<w id="4486185">facti</w>, <w id="4486187">non</w> <w id="4486188">instituti</w>, <w id="4486190">sed</w> <w id="4486191">imbuti</w> <w id="4486192">sumus</w>. <w id="4486194">Haec</w> <w id="4486195">enim</w> <w id="4486196">talia</w>
<w id="4486197">sunt</w>, <w id="4486199">ut</w>, <w id="4486201">quia</w> <w id="4486202">referuntur</w> <w id="4486203">eo</w> <w id="4486204">quo</w><ref id="n473" target="ref473" /> <w id="4486205">debent</w> <w id="4486206">referri</w>, <w id="4486208">intellegamus</w>
<w id="4486209">non</w> <w id="4486210">quaesitum</w> <w id="4486211">esse</w> <w id="4486212">numerum</w>, <w id="4486214">sed</w> <w id="4486215">secutum</w>.
<milestone n="166" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4486217">quod</w></reg> <w id="4486218">fit</w> <w id="4486219">item</w>
<w id="4486220">in</w> <w id="4486221">contrariis</w> <w id="4486222">referendis</w>, <w id="4486224">ut</w> <w id="4486225">illa</w> <w id="4486226">sunt</w> <w id="4486227">quibus</w> <w id="4486228">non</w> <w id="4486229">modo</w>
<w id="4486230">numerosa</w> <w id="4486231">oratio</w> <w id="4486232">sed</w> <w id="4486233">etiam</w> <w id="4486234">versus</w> <w id="4486235">efficitur</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4486236">eam</w> <w id="4486237">quam</w> <w id="4486238">nihil</w> <w id="4486239">accusas</w> <w id="4486240">damnas</w>—</quote>
<w id="4486241">condemnas</w> <w id="4486242">dixisset</w> <w id="4486243">qui</w> <w id="4486244">versum</w> <w id="4486245">effugere</w> <w id="4486246">vellet</w><ref id="n474" target="ref474" />—,
<quote rend="blockquote">
<l part="F"><w id="4486248">bene</w> <w id="4486249">quam</w> <w id="4486250">meritam</w> <w id="4486251">esse</w> <w id="4486252">autumas</w> <del><w id="4486253">dicis</w><ref id="n475" target="ref475" /></del></l>
<l><w id="4486254">male</w> <w id="4486255">merere</w><ref id="n476" target="ref476" />? <w id="4486256">id</w> <w id="4486257">quod</w> <w id="4486258">scis</w> <w id="4486259">prodest</w> <w id="4486260">nihil</w>; <w id="4486262">id</w> <w id="4486263">quod</w></l>
<l><w id="4486264">nescis</w> <w id="4486265">obest</w>?</l></quote>
<reg><w id="4486266">versum</w></reg> <w id="4486267">efficit</w> <w id="4486268">ipsa</w> <w id="4486269">relatio</w> <w id="4486270">contrariorum</w>. <w id="4486272">Idem</w><ref id="n477" target="ref477" /> <w id="4486273">esset</w> <w id="4486274">in</w>
<w id="4486275">oratione</w> <w id="4486276">numerosum</w>: <reg><w id="4486277">quod</w></reg> <w id="4486278">scis</w> <w id="4486279">nihil</w> <w id="4486280">prodest</w>; <w id="4486282">quod</w>
<w id="4486283">nescis</w> <w id="4486284">multum</w> <w id="4486285">obest</w>.
<milestone n="50" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4486287">semper</w></reg> <w id="4486288">haec</w>, <w id="4486290">quae</w> <name><w id="4486291">Graeci</w></name> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4486292">ἀντίθετα</w></foreign>
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<w id="4486293">nominant</w>, <w id="4486295">cum</w> <w id="4486296">contrariis</w> <w id="4486297">opponuntur</w> <w id="4486298">contraria</w>, <w id="4486300">numerum</w>
<w id="4486301">oratorium</w> <w id="4486302">necessitate</w> <w id="4486303">ipsa</w> <w id="4486304">efficiunt</w> <w id="4486305">etiam</w><ref id="n478" target="ref478" /> <w id="4486306">sine</w> <w id="4486307">industria</w>.
<milestone n="167" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4486309">hoc</w></reg> <w id="4486310">genere</w> <w id="4486311">antiqui</w> <w id="4486312">iam</w> <w id="4486313">ante</w> <name><w id="4486314">Isocratem</w></name> <w id="4486315">delectabantur</w> <w id="4486316">et</w>
<w id="4486317">maxime</w> <name><w id="4486318">Gorgias</w></name>, <w id="4486320">cuius</w> <w id="4486321">in</w> <w id="4486322">oratione</w> <w id="4486323">plerumque</w> <w id="4486324">efficit</w> <w id="4486325">numerum</w>
<w id="4486326">ipsa</w> <w id="4486327">concinnitas</w>. <w id="4486329">Nos</w> <w id="4486330">etiam</w> <w id="4486331">in</w> <w id="4486332">hoc</w> <w id="4486333">genere</w> <w id="4486334">frequentes</w>,
<w id="4486336">ut</w> <w id="4486337">illa</w> <w id="4486338">sunt</w> <w id="4486339">in</w> <w id="4486340">quarto</w> <w id="4486341">accusationis</w>: <name><w id="4486342">Conferte</w></name> <w id="4486343">hanc</w> <w id="4486344">pacem</w>
<w id="4486345">cum</w> <w id="4486346">illo</w> <w id="4486347">bello</w>, <w id="4486349">huius</w> <w id="4486350">praetoris</w> <w id="4486351">adventum</w> <w id="4486352">cum</w> <w id="4486353">illius</w> <w id="4486354">imperatoris</w>
<w id="4486355">victoria</w>, <w id="4486357">huius</w> <w id="4486358">cohortem</w> <w id="4486359">impuram</w> <w id="4486360">cum</w> <w id="4486361">illius</w> <w id="4486362">exercitu</w>
<w id="4486363">invicto</w>, <w id="4486365">huius</w> <w id="4486366">libidines</w> <w id="4486367">cum</w> <w id="4486368">illius</w> <w id="4486369">continentia</w>: <w id="4486370">ab</w> <w id="4486371">illo</w>
<w id="4486372">qui</w> <w id="4486373">cepit</w> <w id="4486374">conditas</w>, <w id="4486376">ab</w> <w id="4486377">hoc</w> <w id="4486378">qui</w> <w id="4486379">constitutas</w> <w id="4486380">accepit</w> <w id="4486381">captas</w>
<w id="4486382">dicetis</w> <name><w id="4486383">Syracusas</w></name>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="168" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4486385">ergo</w></reg> <w id="4486386">et</w> <w id="4486387">hi</w> <w id="4486388">numeri</w> <w id="4486389">sint</w> <w id="4486390">cogniti</w> <w id="4486391">et</w> <w id="4486392">genus</w> <w id="4486393">illud</w> <w id="4486394">tertium</w>
<w id="4486395">explicetur</w> <w id="4486396">quale</w> <w id="4486397">sit</w>, <w id="4486399">numerosae</w> <w id="4486400">et</w> <w id="4486401">aptae</w> <w id="4486402">orationis</w>. <w id="4486404">Quod</w>
<w id="4486405">qui</w> <w id="4486406">non</w> <w id="4486407">sentiunt</w>, <w id="4486409">quas</w> <w id="4486410">auris</w> <w id="4486411">habeant</w> <w id="4486412">aut</w> <w id="4486413">quid</w> <w id="4486414">in</w> <w id="4486415">his</w>
<w id="4486416">hominis</w> <w id="4486417">simile</w> <w id="4486418">sit</w> <w id="4486419">nescio</w>. <w id="4486421">Meae</w> <w id="4486422">quidem</w> <w id="4486423">et</w> <w id="4486424">perfecto</w> <w id="4486425">completoque</w>
<w id="4486426">verborum</w> <w id="4486427">ambitu</w> <w id="4486428">gaudent</w> <w id="4486429">et</w> <w id="4486430">curta</w> <w id="4486431">sentiunt</w> <w id="4486432">nec</w>
<w id="4486433">amant</w> <w id="4486434">redundantia</w>. <w id="4486436">Quid</w> <w id="4486437">dico</w> <w id="4486438">meas</w>? <reg><w id="4486439">contiones</w></reg> <w id="4486440">saepe</w>
<w id="4486441">exclamare</w> <w id="4486442">vidi</w>, <w id="4486444">cum</w> <w id="4486445">apte</w> <w id="4486446">verba</w> <w id="4486447">cecidissent</w>. <w id="4486449">Id</w> <w id="4486450">enim</w> <w id="4486451">exspectant</w>
<w id="4486452">aures</w>, <w id="4486454">ut</w> <w id="4486455">verbis</w> <w id="4486456">conligetur</w> <w id="4486457">sententia</w><ref id="n479" target="ref479" />. '<reg><w id="4486459">non</w></reg> <w id="4486460">erat</w>
<w id="4486461">hoc</w> <w id="4486462">apud</w> <w id="4486463">antiquos</w>.' <w id="4486465">Et</w> <w id="4486466">quidem</w> <w id="4486467">nihil</w> <w id="4486468">aliud</w> <w id="4486469">fere</w> <w id="4486470">non</w> <w id="4486471">erat</w>;
<w id="4486473">nam</w> <w id="4486474">et</w> <w id="4486475">verba</w> <w id="4486476">eligebant</w><ref id="n480" target="ref480" /> <w id="4486477">et</w> <w id="4486478">sententias</w> <w id="4486479">gravis</w> <w id="4486480">et</w> <w id="4486481">suavis</w> <w id="4486482">reperiebant</w>,
<w id="4486484">sed</w> <w id="4486485">eas</w> <w id="4486486">aut</w> <w id="4486487">vinciebant</w> <w id="4486488">aut</w> <w id="4486489">explebant</w> <w id="4486490">parum</w>.
<milestone n="169" unit="section" />'<reg><w id="4486492">hoc</w></reg>
<w id="4486493">me</w> <w id="4486494">ipsum</w> <w id="4486495">delectat</w>' <w id="4486496">inquiunt</w>. <w id="4486498">Quid</w> <w id="4486499">si</w> <w id="4486500">antiquissima</w> <w id="4486501">illa</w>
<w id="4486502">pictura</w> <w id="4486503">paucorum</w> <w id="4486504">colorum</w> <w id="4486505">magis</w> <w id="4486506">quam</w><ref id="n481" target="ref481" /> <w id="4486507">haec</w> <w id="4486508">iam</w> <w id="4486509">perfecta</w>
<w id="4486510">delectet</w>, <w id="4486512">illa</w> <w id="4486513">nobis</w> <w id="4486514">sit</w> <w id="4486515">credo</w> <w id="4486516">repetenda</w>, <w id="4486518">haec</w> <w id="4486519">scilicet</w> <w id="4486520">repudianda</w>!
<reg><w id="4486521">nominibus</w></reg> <w id="4486522">veterum</w> <w id="4486523">gloriantur</w>. <w id="4486525">Habet</w> <w id="4486526">autem</w> <w id="4486527">ut</w>
<w id="4486528">in</w> <w id="4486529">aetatibus</w> <w id="4486530">auctoritatem</w> <w id="4486531">senectus</w>, <w id="4486533">sic</w> <w id="4486534">in</w> <w id="4486535">exemplis</w> <w id="4486536">antiquitas</w>,
<w id="4486538">quae</w> <w id="4486539">quidem</w> <w id="4486540">apud</w> <w id="4486541">me</w> <w id="4486542">ipsum</w> <w id="4486543">valet</w> <w id="4486544">plurimum</w>. <w id="4486546">Nec</w>
<w id="4486547">ego</w> <w id="4486548">id</w> <w id="4486549">quod</w> <w id="4486550">deest</w> <w id="4486551">antiquitati</w> <w id="4486552">flagito</w> <w id="4486553">potius</w> <w id="4486554">quam</w> <w id="4486555">laudo</w>
<w id="4486556">quod</w> <w id="4486557">est</w>; <w id="4486559">praesertim</w> <w id="4486560">cum</w> <del><w id="4486561">ea</w><ref id="n482" target="ref482" /></del> <w id="4486562">maiora</w> <w id="4486563">iudicem</w> <w id="4486564">quae</w> <w id="4486565">sunt</w>
<w id="4486566">quam</w> <w id="4486567">illa</w> <w id="4486568">quae</w> <w id="4486569">desunt</w>. <w id="4486571">Plus</w> <w id="4486572">est</w> <w id="4486573">enim</w> <w id="4486574">in</w> <w id="4486575">verbis</w> <w id="4486576">et</w> <w id="4486577">in</w> <w id="4486578">sententiis</w>
<w id="4486579">boni</w>, <w id="4486581">quibus</w> <w id="4486582">illi</w> <w id="4486583">excellunt</w>, <w id="4486585">quam</w> <w id="4486586">in</w> <w id="4486587">conclusione</w>

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<w id="4486588">sententiarum</w>, <w id="4486590">quam</w> <w id="4486591">non</w> <w id="4486592">habent</w>.
<milestone n="51" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4486594">post</w></reg> <w id="4486595">inventa</w> <w id="4486596">conclusio</w>
<w id="4486597">est</w>, <w id="4486599">qua</w> <w id="4486600">credo</w> <w id="4486601">usuros</w> <w id="4486602">veteres</w> <w id="4486603">illos</w> <w id="4486604">fuisse</w>, <w id="4486606">si</w> <w id="4486607">iam</w> <w id="4486608">nota</w> <w id="4486609">atque</w>
<w id="4486610">usurpata</w> <w id="4486611">res</w> <w id="4486612">esset</w>; <w id="4486614">qua</w> <w id="4486615">inventa</w> <w id="4486616">omnis</w> <w id="4486617">usos</w> <w id="4486618">magnos</w> <w id="4486619">oratores</w>
<w id="4486620">videmus</w>.
<milestone n="170" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4486622">sed</w></reg> <w id="4486623">habet</w> <w id="4486624">nomen</w> <w id="4486625">invidiam</w>, <w id="4486627">cum</w> <w id="4486628">in</w> <w id="4486629">oratione</w>
<w id="4486630">iudiciali</w> <w id="4486631">et</w> <w id="4486632">forensi</w> <w id="4486633">numerus</w> <del><name><w id="4486634">Latine</w></name>, <name><w id="4486636">Graece</w></name> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4486637">ῥυθμός</w></foreign><ref id="n483" target="ref483" /></del> <w id="4486638">inesse</w>
<w id="4486639">dicitur</w><ref id="n484" target="ref484" />. <w id="4486641">Nimis</w> <w id="4486642">enim</w> <w id="4486643">insidiarum</w> <w id="4486644">ad</w> <w id="4486645">capiendas</w> <w id="4486646">auris</w> <w id="4486647">adhiberi</w>
<w id="4486648">videtur</w>, <w id="4486650">si</w><ref id="n485" target="ref485" /> <w id="4486651">etiam</w> <w id="4486652">in</w> <w id="4486653">dicendo</w> <w id="4486654">numeri</w> <w id="4486655">ab</w> <w id="4486656">oratore</w> <w id="4486657">quaeruntur</w>. <w id="4486659">Hoc</w>
<w id="4486660">freti</w> <w id="4486661">isti</w> <w id="4486662">et</w> <w id="4486663">ipsi</w> <w id="4486664">infracta</w> <w id="4486665">et</w> <w id="4486666">amputata</w> <w id="4486667">loquuntur</w>
<w id="4486668">et</w> <w id="4486669">eos</w> <w id="4486670">vituperant</w> <w id="4486671">qui</w> <w id="4486672">apta</w> <w id="4486673">et</w> <w id="4486674">finita</w> <w id="4486675">pronuntiant</w>; <w id="4486677">si</w> <w id="4486678">inanibus</w>
<w id="4486679">verbis</w> <w id="4486680">levibusque</w> <w id="4486681">sententiis</w>, <w id="4486683">iure</w>; <w id="4486685">sin</w><ref id="n486" target="ref486" /> <w id="4486686">probae</w> <w id="4486687">res</w>, <w id="4486689">lecta</w>
<w id="4486690">verba</w>, <w id="4486692">quid</w> <w id="4486693">est</w> <w id="4486694">cur</w> <w id="4486695">claudere</w> <w id="4486696">aut</w> <w id="4486697">insistere</w> <w id="4486698">orationem</w> <w id="4486699">malint</w>
<w id="4486700">quam</w> <w id="4486701">cum</w> <w id="4486702">sententia</w> <w id="4486703">pariter</w> <w id="4486704">excurrere</w>? <reg><w id="4486705">hic</w></reg> <w id="4486706">enim</w> <w id="4486707">invidiosus</w>
<w id="4486708">numerus</w> <w id="4486709">nihil</w> <w id="4486710">adfert</w> <w id="4486711">aliud</w> <w id="4486712">nisi</w> <w id="4486713">ut</w> <w id="4486714">sit</w> <w id="4486715">apte</w> <w id="4486716">verbis</w> <w id="4486717">comprehensa</w>
<w id="4486718">sententia</w>; <w id="4486720">quod</w> <w id="4486721">fit</w> <w id="4486722">etiam</w> <w id="4486723">ab</w> <w id="4486724">antiquis</w>, <w id="4486726">sed</w> <w id="4486727">plerumque</w>
<w id="4486728">casu</w> <w id="4486729">saepe</w><ref id="n487" target="ref487" /> <w id="4486730">natura</w>; <w id="4486732">et</w> <w id="4486733">quae</w> <w id="4486734">valde</w> <w id="4486735">laudantur</w> <w id="4486736">apud</w> <w id="4486737">illos</w>,
<w id="4486739">ea</w> <w id="4486740">fere</w> <w id="4486741">quia</w> <w id="4486742">sunt</w> <w id="4486743">conclusa</w> <w id="4486744">laudantur</w>.
<milestone n="171" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4486746">et</w></reg> <w id="4486747">apud</w> <name><w id="4486748">Graecos</w></name>
<w id="4486749">quidem</w> <w id="4486750">iam</w> <w id="4486751">anni</w> <w id="4486752">prope</w> <w id="4486753">quadringenti</w> <w id="4486754">sunt</w> <w id="4486755">cum</w> <w id="4486756">hoc</w> <w id="4486757">probatur</w>;
<w id="4486759">nos</w> <w id="4486760">nuper</w> <w id="4486761">agnovimus</w>. <w id="4486763">Ergo</w> <w id="4486764">Ennio</w> <w id="4486765">licuit</w> <w id="4486766">vetera</w>
<w id="4486767">contemnenti</w> <w id="4486768">dicere</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4486769">versibus</w>, <w id="4486771">quos</w> <w id="4486772">olim</w> <name><w id="4486773">Fauni</w></name> <w id="4486774">vatesque</w> <w id="4486775">canebant</w>,</quote>
<w id="4486777">mihi</w> <w id="4486778">de</w> <w id="4486779">antiquis</w> <w id="4486780">eodem</w> <w id="4486781">modo</w> <w id="4486782">non</w> <w id="4486783">licebit</w>? <w id="4486784">praesertim</w> <w id="4486785">cum</w>
<w id="4486786">dicturus</w> <w id="4486787">non</w> <w id="4486788">sim</w> <w id="4486789">ante</w> <w id="4486790">hunc</w>, <w id="4486792">ut</w> <w id="4486793">ille</w>, <w id="4486795">nec</w> <w id="4486796">quae</w> <w id="4486797">sequuntur</w>:
<w id="4486798">Nos</w> <w id="4486799">ausi</w> <w id="4486800">reserare</w>;—<w id="4486802">egi</w> <w id="4486803">enim</w> <w id="4486804">audivique</w> <w id="4486805">non</w> <w id="4486806">nullos</w>, <w id="4486808">quorum</w>
<w id="4486809">prope</w> <w id="4486810">modum</w> <w id="4486811">absolute</w> <w id="4486812">concluderetur</w> <w id="4486813">oratio</w>. <w id="4486815">Quod</w> <w id="4486816">qui</w><ref id="n488" target="ref488" /> <w id="4486817">non</w>
<w id="4486818">possunt</w>, <w id="4486820">non</w> <w id="4486821">est</w> <w id="4486822">eis</w> <w id="4486823">satis</w> <w id="4486824">non</w> <w id="4486825">contemni</w>, <w id="4486827">laudari</w> <w id="4486828">etiam</w> <w id="4486829">volunt</w>. <w id="4486831">Ego</w>
<w id="4486832">autem</w> <w id="4486833">illos</w> <w id="4486834">ipsos</w> <w id="4486835">laudo</w> <w id="4486836">idque</w> <w id="4486837">merito</w>, <w id="4486839">quorum</w>
<w id="4486840">se</w> <w id="4486841">isti</w> <w id="4486842">imitatores</w> <w id="4486843">esse</w> <w id="4486844">dicunt</w>, <w id="4486846">etsi</w> <w id="4486847">in</w> <w id="4486848">eis</w> <w id="4486849">aliquid</w> <w id="4486850">desidero</w>,
<w id="4486852">hos</w> <w id="4486853">vero</w> <w id="4486854">minime</w>, <w id="4486856">qui</w> <w id="4486857">nihil</w> <w id="4486858">illorum</w> <w id="4486859">nisi</w> <w id="4486860">vitium</w> <w id="4486861">sequuntur</w>,
<w id="4486863">cum</w> <w id="4486864">a</w> <w id="4486865">bonis</w> <w id="4486866">absint</w> <w id="4486867">longissime</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="172" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4486869">quod</w></reg> <w id="4486870">si</w> <w id="4486871">auris</w> <w id="4486872">tam</w> <w id="4486873">inhumanas</w> <w id="4486874">tamque</w> <w id="4486875">agrestis</w> <w id="4486876">habent</w>,
<w id="4486878">ne</w> <w id="4486879">doctissimorum</w> <w id="4486880">quidem</w> <w id="4486881">virorum</w> <w id="4486882">eos</w> <w id="4486883">movebit</w><ref id="n489" target="ref489" /> <w id="4486884">auctoritas</w>?

<pb id="p.2057" />
<reg><w id="4486885">omitto</w></reg> <name><w id="4486886">Isocratem</w></name> <w id="4486887">discipulosque</w> <w id="4486888">eius</w> <name><w id="4486889">Ephorum</w></name> <w id="4486890">et</w> <name><w id="4486891">Naucratem</w></name>, <w id="4486893">quamquam</w> <w id="4486894">orationis</w> <w id="4486895">faciendae</w> <w id="4486896">et</w> <w id="4486897">ornandae</w> <w id="4486898">auctores</w>
<w id="4486899">locupletissimi</w> <w id="4486900">summi</w><ref id="n490" target="ref490" /> <w id="4486901">ipsi</w> <w id="4486902">oratores</w> <w id="4486903">esse</w> <w id="4486904">debebant</w><ref id="n491" target="ref491" />. <w id="4486906">Sed</w> <w id="4486907">quis</w>
<w id="4486908">omnium</w><ref id="n492" target="ref492" /> <w id="4486909">doctior</w>, <w id="4486911">quis</w> <w id="4486912">acutior</w>, <w id="4486914">quis</w><ref id="n493" target="ref493" /> <w id="4486915">in</w> <w id="4486916">rebus</w> <w id="4486917">vel</w> <w id="4486918">inveniendis</w>
<w id="4486919">vel</w> <w id="4486920">iudicandis</w> <w id="4486921">acrior</w> <name><w id="4486922">Aristotele</w></name> <w id="4486923">fuit</w>? <w id="4486924">quis</w> <w id="4486925">porro</w> <name><w id="4486926">Isocrati</w></name>
<w id="4486927">est</w> <w id="4486928">adversatus</w> <w id="4486929">infensius</w><ref id="n494" target="ref494" />? <reg><w id="4486930">is</w></reg> <w id="4486931">igitur</w> <w id="4486932">versum</w> <w id="4486933">in</w> <w id="4486934">oratione</w> <w id="4486935">vetat</w>
<w id="4486936">esse</w>, <w id="4486938">numerum</w> <w id="4486939">iubet</w>. <w id="4486941">Eius</w> <w id="4486942">auditor</w> <name><w id="4486943">Theodectes</w></name> <w id="4486944">in</w> <w id="4486945">primis</w>,
<w id="4486947">ut</w> <name><w id="4486948">Aristoteles</w></name> <w id="4486949">saepe</w> <w id="4486950">significat</w>, <w id="4486952">politus</w> <w id="4486953">scriptor</w> <w id="4486954">atque</w> <w id="4486955">artifex</w>
<w id="4486956">hoc</w> <w id="4486957">idem</w> <w id="4486958">et</w> <w id="4486959">sentit</w> <w id="4486960">et</w> <w id="4486961">praecipit</w>; <name><w id="4486963">Theophrastus</w></name> <w id="4486964">vero</w> <w id="4486965">eisdem</w>
<w id="4486966">de</w> <w id="4486967">rebus</w> <w id="4486968">etiam</w> <w id="4486969">accuratius</w>. <w id="4486971">Quis</w> <w id="4486972">ergo</w> <w id="4486973">istos</w> <w id="4486974">ferat</w>, <w id="4486976">qui</w> <w id="4486977">hos</w>
<w id="4486978">auctores</w> <w id="4486979">non</w> <w id="4486980">probent</w>? <w id="4486981">nisi</w> <w id="4486982">omnino</w> <w id="4486983">haec</w> <w id="4486984">esse</w> <w id="4486985">ab</w> <w id="4486986">eis</w> <w id="4486987">praecepta</w>
<w id="4486988">nesciunt</w>.
<milestone n="173" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4486990">quod</w></reg> <w id="4486991">si</w> <w id="4486992">ita</w> <w id="4486993">est</w>—<w id="4486994">nec</w> <w id="4486995">vero</w> <w id="4486996">aliter</w> <w id="4486997">existimo</w>—
<w id="4486998">quid</w>, <w id="4487000">ipsi</w> <w id="4487001">suis</w> <w id="4487002">sensibus</w> <w id="4487003">non</w> <w id="4487004">moventur</w>? <w id="4487005">nihilne</w> <w id="4487006">eis</w> <w id="4487007">inane</w>
<w id="4487008">videtur</w>, <w id="4487010">nihil</w> <w id="4487011">inconditum</w>, <w id="4487013">nihil</w> <w id="4487014">curtum</w><ref id="n495" target="ref495" />, <w id="4487016">nihil</w> <w id="4487017">claudicans</w>,
<w id="4487019">nihil</w> <w id="4487020">redundans</w>? <reg><w id="4487021">in</w></reg> <w id="4487022">versu</w> <w id="4487023">quidem</w> <w id="4487024">theatra</w> <w id="4487025">tota</w> <w id="4487026">exclamant</w>,
<w id="4487028">si</w> <w id="4487029">fuit</w> <w id="4487030">una</w> <w id="4487031">syllaba</w> <w id="4487032">aut</w> <w id="4487033">brevior</w> <w id="4487034">aut</w> <w id="4487035">longior</w>; <w id="4487037">nec</w> <w id="4487038">vero</w> <w id="4487039">multitudo</w>
<w id="4487040">pedes</w> <w id="4487041">novit</w> <w id="4487042">nec</w> <w id="4487043">ullos</w> <w id="4487044">numeros</w> <w id="4487045">tenet</w> <w id="4487046">nec</w> <w id="4487047">illud</w> <w id="4487048">quod</w><ref id="n496" target="ref496" />
<w id="4487049">offendit</w> <w id="4487050">aut</w> <w id="4487051">curat</w><ref id="n497" target="ref497" /> <w id="4487052">aut</w><ref id="n498" target="ref498" /> <w id="4487053">in</w> <w id="4487054">quo</w> <w id="4487055">offendit</w><ref id="n499" target="ref499" /> <w id="4487056">intellegit</w><ref id="n500" target="ref500" />; <w id="4487058">et</w> <w id="4487059">tamen</w>
<w id="4487060">omnium</w> <w id="4487061">longitudinum</w> <w id="4487062">et</w> <w id="4487063">brevitatum</w> <w id="4487064">in</w> <w id="4487065">sonis</w> <w id="4487066">sicut</w> <w id="4487067">acutarum</w>
<w id="4487068">graviumque</w> <w id="4487069">vocum</w> <w id="4487070">iudicium</w> <w id="4487071">ipsa</w> <w id="4487072">natura</w> <w id="4487073">in</w> <w id="4487074">auribus</w> <w id="4487075">nostris</w>
<w id="4487076">conlocavit</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="52" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="174" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4487078">visne</w></reg> <w id="4487079">igitur</w>, <name><w id="4487081">Brute</w></name>, <w id="4487083">totum</w> <w id="4487084">hunc</w> <w id="4487085">locum</w> <w id="4487086">accuratius</w> <w id="4487087">etiam</w>
<w id="4487088">explicemus</w> <w id="4487089">quam</w> <w id="4487090">illi</w> <w id="4487091">ipsi</w>, <w id="4487093">qui</w> <w id="4487094">et</w> <w id="4487095">haec</w> <w id="4487096">et</w> <w id="4487097">alia</w><ref id="n501" target="ref501" /> <w id="4487098">nobis</w> <w id="4487099">tradiderunt</w>,
<w id="4487101">an</w> <w id="4487102">his</w> <w id="4487103">contenti</w> <w id="4487104">esse</w> <w id="4487105">quae</w> <w id="4487106">ab</w> <w id="4487107">illis</w> <w id="4487108">dicta</w> <w id="4487109">sunt</w> <w id="4487110">possumus</w>?
<reg><w id="4487111">sed</w></reg> <w id="4487112">quid</w> <w id="4487113">quaero</w> <w id="4487114">velisne</w>, <w id="4487116">cum</w> <w id="4487117">litteris</w> <w id="4487118">tuis</w> <w id="4487119">eruditissime</w> <w id="4487120">scriptis</w>
<w id="4487121">te</w> <w id="4487122">id</w> <w id="4487123">vel</w> <w id="4487124">maxime</w> <w id="4487125">velle</w> <w id="4487126">perspexerim</w>? <reg><w id="4487127">primum</w></reg> <w id="4487128">ergo</w> <w id="4487129">origo</w>,
<w id="4487131">deinde</w> <w id="4487132">causa</w>, <w id="4487134">post</w> <w id="4487135">natura</w>, <w id="4487137">tum</w> <w id="4487138">ad</w> <w id="4487139">extremum</w> <w id="4487140">usus</w> <w id="4487141">ipse</w> <w id="4487142">explicetur</w>
<w id="4487143">orationis</w> <w id="4487144">aptae</w> <w id="4487145">atque</w> <w id="4487146">numerosae</w>.
</p>
<p><reg><w id="4487148">nam</w></reg> <w id="4487149">qui</w> <name><w id="4487150">Isocratem</w></name> <w id="4487151">maxime</w> <w id="4487152">mirantur</w>, <w id="4487154">hoc</w> <w id="4487155">in</w> <w id="4487156">eius</w><ref id="n502" target="ref502" /> <w id="4487157">summis</w>

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<w id="4487158">laudibus</w> <w id="4487159">ferunt</w>, <w id="4487161">quod</w> <w id="4487162">verbis</w> <w id="4487163">solutis</w> <w id="4487164">numeros</w> <w id="4487165">primum</w> <w id="4487166">adiunxerit</w>. <w id="4487168">Cum</w>
<w id="4487169">enim</w> <w id="4487170">videret</w> <w id="4487171">oratores</w> <w id="4487172">cum</w> <w id="4487173">severitate</w> <w id="4487174">audiri</w>,
<w id="4487176">poetas</w> <w id="4487177">autem</w> <w id="4487178">cum</w> <w id="4487179">voluptate</w>, <w id="4487181">tum</w><ref id="n503" target="ref503" /> <w id="4487182">dicitur</w> <w id="4487183">numeros</w> <w id="4487184">secutus</w>,
<w id="4487186">quibus</w> <w id="4487187">etiam</w> <w id="4487188">in</w> <w id="4487189">oratione</w> <w id="4487190">uteretur</w><ref id="n504" target="ref504" />, <w id="4487192">cum</w> <w id="4487193">iucunditatis</w> <w id="4487194">causa</w>
<w id="4487195">turn</w> <w id="4487196">ut</w> <w id="4487197">varietas</w> <w id="4487198">occurreret</w> <w id="4487199">satietati</w>.
<milestone n="175" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4487201">quod</w></reg> <w id="4487202">ab</w> <w id="4487203">eis</w> <w id="4487204">vere</w>
<w id="4487205">quadam</w> <w id="4487206">ex</w> <w id="4487207">parte</w>, <w id="4487209">non</w> <w id="4487210">totum</w> <w id="4487211">dicitur</w>. <w id="4487213">Nam</w> <w id="4487214">neminem</w> <w id="4487215">in</w>
<w id="4487216">eo</w> <w id="4487217">genere</w> <w id="4487218">scientius</w> <w id="4487219">versatum</w> <name><w id="4487220">Isocrate</w></name> <w id="4487221">confitendum</w> <w id="4487222">est</w>, <w id="4487224">sed</w>
<w id="4487225">princeps</w> <w id="4487226">inveniendi</w> <w id="4487227">fuit</w> <name><w id="4487228">Thrasymachus</w></name>, <w id="4487230">cuius</w> <w id="4487231">omnia</w> <w id="4487232">nimis</w>
<w id="4487233">etiam</w> <w id="4487234">exstant</w> <w id="4487235">scripta</w><ref id="n505" target="ref505" /> <w id="4487236">numerose</w>. <w id="4487238">Nam</w>, <w id="4487240">ut</w> <w id="4487241">paulo</w> <w id="4487242">ante</w> <w id="4487243">dixi</w>,
<w id="4487245">paria</w> <w id="4487246">paribus</w> <w id="4487247">adiuncta</w> <w id="4487248">et</w> <w id="4487249">similiter</w> <w id="4487250">definita</w> <w id="4487251">itemque</w> <w id="4487252">contrariis</w>
<w id="4487253">relata</w> <w id="4487254">contraria</w>, <w id="4487256">quae</w> <w id="4487257">sua</w> <w id="4487258">sponte</w>, <w id="4487260">etiam</w> <w id="4487261">si</w> <w id="4487262">id</w><ref id="n506" target="ref506" /> <w id="4487263">non</w>
<w id="4487264">agas</w>, <w id="4487266">cadunt</w> <w id="4487267">plerumque</w> <w id="4487268">numerose</w>, <name><w id="4487270">Gorgias</w></name> <w id="4487271">primum</w> <w id="4487272">invenit</w>,
<w id="4487274">sed</w> <w id="4487275">eis</w> <w id="4487276">est</w> <w id="4487277">usus</w> <w id="4487278">intemperatius</w>. <w id="4487280">Id</w> <w id="4487281">autem</w> <w id="4487282">est</w> <w id="4487283">genus</w>, <w id="4487285">ut</w>
<w id="4487286">ante</w> <w id="4487287">dictum</w> <w id="4487288">est</w>, <w id="4487290">ex</w> <w id="4487291">tribus</w> <w id="4487292">partibus</w> <w id="4487293">conlocationis</w> <w id="4487294">alterum</w>.
<milestone n="176" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4487296">horum</w></reg> <w id="4487297">uterque</w> <name><w id="4487298">Isocratem</w></name> <w id="4487299">aetate</w> <w id="4487300">praecurrit</w>, <w id="4487302">ut</w> <w id="4487303">eos</w> <w id="4487304">ille</w>
<w id="4487305">moderatione</w>, <w id="4487307">non</w> <w id="4487308">inventione</w> <w id="4487309">vicerit</w>. <w id="4487311">Est</w> <w id="4487312">enim</w>, <w id="4487314">ut</w> <w id="4487315">in</w> <w id="4487316">transferendis</w>
<w id="4487317">faciendisque</w> <w id="4487318">verbis</w> <w id="4487319">tranquillior</w> <w id="4487320">sic</w> <w id="4487321">in</w> <w id="4487322">ipsis</w> <w id="4487323">numeris</w>
<w id="4487324">sedatior</w>. <w id="4487326">Gorgias</w> <w id="4487327">autem</w> <w id="4487328">avidior</w> <w id="4487329">est</w> <w id="4487330">generis</w> <w id="4487331">eius</w> <w id="4487332">et</w> <w id="4487333">his</w>
<w id="4487334">festivitatibus</w>—<w id="4487335">sic</w> <w id="4487336">enim</w> <w id="4487337">ipse</w> <w id="4487338">censet</w>—<w id="4487339">insolentius</w> <w id="4487340">abutitur</w>;
<w id="4487342">quas</w> <name><w id="4487343">Isocrates</w></name> <w id="4487344">tamen</w>, <w id="4487346">cum</w><ref id="n507" target="ref507" /> <w id="4487347">audivisset</w> <w id="4487348">adulescens</w> <w id="4487349">in</w> <name><w id="4487350">Thessalia</w></name> <w id="4487351">senem</w> <w id="4487352">iam</w> <name><w id="4487353">Gorgiam</w></name>, <w id="4487355">moderatius</w> <w id="4487356">temperavit</w>. <w id="4487358">Quin</w>
<w id="4487359">etiam</w> <w id="4487360">se</w> <w id="4487361">ipse</w> <w id="4487362">tantum</w> <w id="4487363">quantum</w> <w id="4487364">aetate</w> <w id="4487365">procedebat</w>—<w id="4487366">prope</w>
<w id="4487367">enim</w> <w id="4487368">centum</w> <w id="4487369">confecit</w> <w id="4487370">annos</w>—<w id="4487371">relaxabat</w><ref id="n508" target="ref508" /> <w id="4487372">a</w> <w id="4487373">nimia</w> <w id="4487374">necessitate</w>
<w id="4487375">numerorum</w>, <w id="4487377">quod</w> <w id="4487378">declarat</w> <w id="4487379">in</w> <w id="4487380">eo</w> <w id="4487381">libro</w> <w id="4487382">quem</w> <w id="4487383">ad</w> <name><w id="4487384">Philippum</w></name>
<name><w id="4487385">Macedonem</w></name> <w id="4487386">scripsit</w>, <w id="4487388">cum</w> <w id="4487389">iam</w> <w id="4487390">admodum</w> <w id="4487391">esset</w> <w id="4487392">senex</w>; <w id="4487394">in</w>
<w id="4487395">quo</w> <w id="4487396">dicit</w> <w id="4487397">sese</w> <w id="4487398">minus</w> <w id="4487399">iam</w> <w id="4487400">servire</w> <w id="4487401">numeris</w> <w id="4487402">quam</w> <w id="4487403">solitus</w> <w id="4487404">esset</w>.
<w id="4487406">Ita</w> <w id="4487407">non</w> <w id="4487408">modo</w> <w id="4487409">superiores</w> <w id="4487410">sed</w> <w id="4487411">etiam</w> <w id="4487412">se</w> <w id="4487413">ipse</w> <w id="4487414">correxerat</w><ref id="n509" target="ref509" />.
</p>
<p><milestone n="53" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="177" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4487416">quoniam</w></reg> <w id="4487417">igitur</w> <w id="4487418">habemus</w> <w id="4487419">aptae</w> <w id="4487420">orationis</w> <w id="4487421">eos</w> <w id="4487422">principes</w>
<w id="4487423">auctoresque</w> <w id="4487424">quos</w> <w id="4487425">diximus</w> <w id="4487426">et</w> <w id="4487427">origo</w> <w id="4487428">inventa</w> <w id="4487429">est</w>, <w id="4487431">causa</w> <w id="4487432">quaeratur</w>. <w id="4487434">Quae</w>
<w id="4487435">sic</w> <w id="4487436">aperta</w> <w id="4487437">est</w>, <w id="4487439">ut</w> <w id="4487440">mirer</w> <w id="4487441">veteres</w><ref id="n510" target="ref510" /> <w id="4487442">non</w> <w id="4487443">esse</w> <w id="4487444">com</w>-

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<w id="4487445">motos</w>, <w id="4487447">praesertim</w> <w id="4487448">cum</w>, <w id="4487450">ut</w> <w id="4487451">fit</w>, <w id="4487453">fortuito</w> <w id="4487454">saepe</w> <w id="4487455">aliquid</w> <w id="4487456">concluse</w>
<w id="4487457">apteque</w> <w id="4487458">dicerent</w>. <w id="4487460">Quod</w> <w id="4487461">cum</w> <w id="4487462">animos</w> <w id="4487463">hominum</w> <w id="4487464">aurisque</w>
<w id="4487465">pepulisset</w>, <w id="4487467">ut</w> <w id="4487468">intellegi</w> <w id="4487469">posset</w> <w id="4487470">id</w> <w id="4487471">quod</w> <w id="4487472">casus</w> <w id="4487473">effudisset</w> <w id="4487474">cecidisse</w>
<w id="4487475">iucunde</w>, <w id="4487477">notandum</w> <w id="4487478">certe</w> <w id="4487479">genus</w> <w id="4487480">atque</w> <w id="4487481">ipsi</w> <w id="4487482">sibi</w> <w id="4487483">imitandi</w>
<w id="4487484">fuerunt</w>. <w id="4487486">Ipsae</w> <w id="4487487">enim</w> <w id="4487488">aures</w><ref id="n511" target="ref511" /> <w id="4487489">vel</w> <w id="4487490">animus</w> <w id="4487491">aurium</w> <w id="4487492">nuntio</w> <w id="4487493">naturalem</w>
<w id="4487494">quandam</w> <w id="4487495">in</w> <w id="4487496">se</w> <w id="4487497">continet</w> <w id="4487498">vocum</w> <w id="4487499">omnium</w> <w id="4487500">mensionem</w><ref id="n512" target="ref512" />.
<milestone n="178" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4487502">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4487503">et</w> <w id="4487504">longiora</w> <w id="4487505">et</w> <w id="4487506">breviora</w> <w id="4487507">iudicat</w> <w id="4487508">et</w> <w id="4487509">perfecta</w> <w id="4487510">ac</w> <w id="4487511">moderata</w>
<w id="4487512">semper</w> <w id="4487513">exspectat</w>; <w id="4487515">mutila</w> <w id="4487516">sentit</w> <w id="4487517">quaedam</w> <w id="4487518">et</w> <w id="4487519">quasi</w><ref id="n513" target="ref513" /> <w id="4487520">decurtata</w>,
<w id="4487522">quibus</w> <w id="4487523">tamquam</w> <w id="4487524">debito</w> <w id="4487525">fraudetur</w> <w id="4487526">offenditur</w>, <w id="4487528">productiora</w>
<w id="4487529">alia</w><ref id="n514" target="ref514" /> <w id="4487530">et</w> <w id="4487531">quasi</w> <w id="4487532">immoderatius</w> <w id="4487533">excurrentia</w>, <w id="4487535">quae</w> <w id="4487536">magis</w> <w id="4487537">etiam</w>
<w id="4487538">aspernantur</w> <w id="4487539">aures</w>; <w id="4487541">quod</w> <w id="4487542">cum</w> <w id="4487543">in</w> <w id="4487544">plerisque</w> <w id="4487545">tum</w> <w id="4487546">in</w> <w id="4487547">hoc</w>
<w id="4487548">genere</w> <w id="4487549">nimium</w> <w id="4487550">quod</w> <w id="4487551">est</w> <w id="4487552">offendit</w> <w id="4487553">vehementius</w> <w id="4487554">quam</w> <w id="4487555">id</w>
<w id="4487556">quod</w> <w id="4487557">videtur</w> <w id="4487558">parum</w>. <w id="4487560">Vt</w> <w id="4487561">igitur</w> <w id="4487562">poeticae</w><ref id="n515" target="ref515" /> <w id="4487563">versus</w> <w id="4487564">inventus</w>
<w id="4487565">est</w> <w id="4487566">terminatione</w> <w id="4487567">aurium</w>, <w id="4487569">observatione</w> <w id="4487570">prudentium</w>, <w id="4487572">sic</w> <w id="4487573">in</w>
<w id="4487574">oratione</w> <w id="4487575">animadversum</w> <w id="4487576">est</w>, <w id="4487578">multo</w> <w id="4487579">illud</w> <w id="4487580">quidem</w> <w id="4487581">serius</w>, <w id="4487583">sed</w>
<w id="4487584">eadem</w> <w id="4487585">natura</w> <w id="4487586">admonente</w>, <w id="4487588">esse</w> <w id="4487589">quosdam</w> <w id="4487590">certos</w> <w id="4487591">cursus</w> <w id="4487592">conclusionesque</w>
<w id="4487593">verborum</w>.
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<p><milestone n="179" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4487595">quoniam</w></reg> <w id="4487596">igitur</w> <w id="4487597">causam</w> <w id="4487598">quoque</w> <w id="4487599">ostendimus</w>, <w id="4487601">naturam</w>
<w id="4487602">nunc</w>—<w id="4487603">id</w> <w id="4487604">enim</w> <w id="4487605">erat</w> <w id="4487606">tertium</w>—<w id="4487607">si</w> <w id="4487608">placet</w> <w id="4487609">explicemus</w>; <w id="4487611">quae</w>
<w id="4487612">disputatio</w> <w id="4487613">non</w> <w id="4487614">huius</w> <w id="4487615">instituti</w> <w id="4487616">sermonis</w> <w id="4487617">est</w>, <w id="4487619">sed</w> <w id="4487620">artis</w> <w id="4487621">intimae</w>. <w id="4487623">Quaeri</w>
<w id="4487624">enim</w> <w id="4487625">potest</w>, <w id="4487627">qui</w> <w id="4487628">sit</w> <w id="4487629">orationis</w> <w id="4487630">numerus</w> <w id="4487631">et</w>
<w id="4487632">ubi</w> <w id="4487633">sit</w> <w id="4487634">positus</w> <w id="4487635">et</w> <w id="4487636">natus</w> <w id="4487637">ex</w> <w id="4487638">quo</w>, <w id="4487640">et</w> <w id="4487641">is</w> <w id="4487642">unusne</w> <w id="4487643">sit</w> <w id="4487644">an</w> <w id="4487645">duo</w> <w id="4487646">an</w>
<w id="4487647">plures</w><ref id="n516" target="ref516" /> <w id="4487648">quaque</w> <w id="4487649">ratione</w> <w id="4487650">componatur</w> <w id="4487651">et</w> <w id="4487652">ad</w> <w id="4487653">quam</w> <w id="4487654">rem</w> <w id="4487655">et</w>
<w id="4487656">quando</w> <w id="4487657">et</w> <w id="4487658">quo</w> <w id="4487659">loco</w> <w id="4487660">et</w> <w id="4487661">quem</w> <w id="4487662">ad</w> <w id="4487663">modum</w> <w id="4487664">adhibitus</w> <w id="4487665">aliquid</w>
<w id="4487666">voluptatis</w> <w id="4487667">adferat</w>.
<milestone n="180" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4487669">sed</w></reg> <w id="4487670">ut</w> <w id="4487671">in</w> <w id="4487672">plerisque</w> <w id="4487673">rebus</w> <w id="4487674">sic</w> <w id="4487675">in</w> <w id="4487676">hac</w>
<w id="4487677">duplex</w> <w id="4487678">est</w> <w id="4487679">considerandi</w> <w id="4487680">via</w> <w id="4487681">quarum</w> <w id="4487682">altera</w> <w id="4487683">est</w> <w id="4487684">longior</w>,
<w id="4487686">brevior</w> <w id="4487687">altera</w>, <w id="4487689">eadem</w> <w id="4487690">etiam</w> <w id="4487691">planior</w>.
<milestone n="54" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4487693">est</w></reg> <w id="4487694">autem</w> <w id="4487695">longioris</w>
<w id="4487696">prima</w> <w id="4487697">illa</w> <w id="4487698">quaestio</w> <w id="4487699">sitne</w> <w id="4487700">omnino</w> <w id="4487701">ulla</w> <w id="4487702">numerosa</w> <w id="4487703">oratio</w>;
<w id="4487705">quibusdam</w> <w id="4487706">enim</w> <w id="4487707">non</w> <w id="4487708">videtur</w>, <w id="4487710">quia</w> <w id="4487711">nihil</w> <w id="4487712">insit</w> <w id="4487713">in</w> <w id="4487714">ea</w> <w id="4487715">certi</w> <w id="4487716">ut</w>
<w id="4487717">in</w> <w id="4487718">versibus</w>, <w id="4487720">et</w> <w id="4487721">quod</w> <w id="4487722">ipsi</w><ref id="n517" target="ref517" />, <w id="4487724">qui</w> <w id="4487725">adfirment</w><ref id="n518" target="ref518" /> <w id="4487726">esse</w> <w id="4487727">eos</w> <w id="4487728">numeros</w>,

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<w id="4487730">rationem</w> <w id="4487731">cur</w> <w id="4487732">sint</w> <w id="4487733">non</w> <w id="4487734">queant</w> <w id="4487735">reddere</w>. <w id="4487737">Deinde</w>, <w id="4487739">si</w> <w id="4487740">sit</w>
<w id="4487741">numerus</w> <w id="4487742">in</w> <w id="4487743">oratione</w>, <w id="4487745">qualis</w> <w id="4487746">sit</w> <w id="4487747">aut</w> <w id="4487748">quales</w>, <w id="4487750">et</w> <w id="4487751">e</w> <w id="4487752">poeticisne</w>
<w id="4487753">numeris</w> <w id="4487754">an</w> <w id="4487755">ex</w> <w id="4487756">alio</w> <w id="4487757">genere</w> <w id="4487758">quodam</w> <w id="4487759">et</w>, <w id="4487761">si</w> <w id="4487762">e</w> <w id="4487763">poeticis</w>, <w id="4487765">quis</w>
<w id="4487766">eorum</w> <w id="4487767">sit</w> <w id="4487768">aut</w> <w id="4487769">qui</w>; <w id="4487771">namque</w> <w id="4487772">aliis</w> <w id="4487773">unus</w> <w id="4487774">modo</w> <w id="4487775">aliis</w> <w id="4487776">plures</w> <w id="4487777">aliis</w>
<w id="4487778">omnes</w> <w id="4487779">idem</w> <w id="4487780">videntur</w>. <w id="4487782">Deinde</w>, <w id="4487784">quicumque</w> <w id="4487785">sunt</w> <w id="4487786">sive</w> <w id="4487787">unus</w>
<w id="4487788">sive</w> <w id="4487789">plures</w>, <w id="4487791">communesne</w> <w id="4487792">sint</w> <w id="4487793">omni</w> <w id="4487794">generi</w> <w id="4487795">orationis</w><ref id="n519" target="ref519" />—<w id="4487796">quoniam</w>
<w id="4487797">aliud</w> <w id="4487798">genus</w> <w id="4487799">est</w> <w id="4487800">narrandi</w> <w id="4487801">aliud</w> <w id="4487802">persuadendi</w> <w id="4487803">aliud</w> <w id="4487804">docendi</w>—<w id="4487805">an</w>
<w id="4487806">dispares</w> <w id="4487807">numeri</w> <w id="4487808">cuique</w> <w id="4487809">orationis</w> <w id="4487810">generi</w> <w id="4487811">accommodentur</w>;
<w id="4487813">si</w> <w id="4487814">communes</w><ref id="n520" target="ref520" />, <w id="4487816">qui</w> <w id="4487817">sint</w>; <w id="4487819">si</w> <w id="4487820">dispares</w>, <w id="4487822">quid</w> <w id="4487823">intersit</w>, <w id="4487825">et</w> <w id="4487826">cur</w> <w id="4487827">non</w>
<w id="4487828">aeque</w> <w id="4487829">in</w> <w id="4487830">oratione</w> <w id="4487831">atque</w> <w id="4487832">in</w> <w id="4487833">versu</w> <w id="4487834">numerus</w> <w id="4487835">appareat</w>.
<milestone n="181" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4487837">deinde</w></reg>, <w id="4487839">quod</w> <w id="4487840">dicitur</w> <w id="4487841">in</w> <w id="4487842">oratione</w> <w id="4487843">numerosum</w>, <w id="4487845">id</w> <w id="4487846">utrum</w> <w id="4487847">numero</w>
<w id="4487848">solum</w> <w id="4487849">efficiatur</w>, <w id="4487851">an</w> <w id="4487852">etiam</w> <w id="4487853">vel</w> <w id="4487854">compositione</w> <w id="4487855">quadam</w> <w id="4487856">vel</w>
<w id="4487857">genere</w> <w id="4487858">verborum</w>; <w id="4487860">an</w> <w id="4487861">sit</w><ref id="n521" target="ref521" /> <w id="4487862">suum</w> <w id="4487863">cuiusque</w>, <w id="4487865">ut</w> <w id="4487866">numerus</w> <w id="4487867">intervallis</w>,
<w id="4487869">compositio</w> <w id="4487870">vocibus</w>, <w id="4487872">genus</w> <w id="4487873">ipsum</w><ref id="n522" target="ref522" /> <w id="4487874">verborum</w> <w id="4487875">quasi</w>
<w id="4487876">quadam</w><ref id="n523" target="ref523" /> <w id="4487877">forma</w> <w id="4487878">et</w> <w id="4487879">lumine</w> <w id="4487880">orationis</w> <w id="4487881">appareat</w>, <w id="4487883">sitque</w><ref id="n524" target="ref524" /> <w id="4487884">omnium</w>
<w id="4487885">fons</w> <w id="4487886">compositio</w> <w id="4487887">ex</w> <w id="4487888">eaque</w> <w id="4487889">et</w> <w id="4487890">numerus</w> <w id="4487891">efficiatur</w> <w id="4487892">et</w> <w id="4487893">ea</w> <w id="4487894">quae</w>
<w id="4487895">dicuntur</w> <w id="4487896">orationis</w> <w id="4487897">quasi</w> <w id="4487898">formae</w> <w id="4487899">et</w> <w id="4487900">lumina</w>, <w id="4487902">quae</w>, <w id="4487904">ut</w> <w id="4487905">dixi</w>,
<name><w id="4487907">Graeci</w></name> <w id="4487908">vocant</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4487909">σχήματα</w></foreign>.
<milestone n="182" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4487911">at</w></reg> <w id="4487912">non</w> <w id="4487913">est</w> <w id="4487914">unum</w> <w id="4487915">nec</w> <w id="4487916">idem</w> <w id="4487917">quod</w>
<w id="4487918">voce</w> <w id="4487919">iucundum</w> <w id="4487920">est</w> <w id="4487921">et</w> <w id="4487922">quod</w> <w id="4487923">moderatione</w> <w id="4487924">absolutum</w> <w id="4487925">et</w>
<w id="4487926">quod</w> <w id="4487927">inluminatum</w> <w id="4487928">genere</w> <w id="4487929">verborum</w>; <w id="4487931">quamquam</w> <w id="4487932">id</w> <w id="4487933">quidem</w>
<w id="4487934">finitimum</w> <w id="4487935">est</w> <w id="4487936">numero</w>, <w id="4487938">quia</w> <w id="4487939">per</w> <w id="4487940">se</w> <w id="4487941">plerumque</w> <w id="4487942">perfectum</w>
<w id="4487943">est</w>; <w id="4487945">compositio</w> <w id="4487946">autem</w> <w id="4487947">ab</w> <w id="4487948">utroque</w> <w id="4487949">differt</w>, <w id="4487951">quae</w> <w id="4487952">tota</w> <w id="4487953">servit</w>
<w id="4487954">gravitati</w> <w id="4487955">vocum</w> <w id="4487956">aut</w> <w id="4487957">suavitati</w>. <w id="4487959">Haec</w> <w id="4487960">igitur</w> <w id="4487961">fere</w> <w id="4487962">sunt</w> <w id="4487963">in</w>
<w id="4487964">quibus</w> <w id="4487965">rei</w> <w id="4487966">natura</w> <w id="4487967">quaerenda</w> <w id="4487968">sit</w>.
</p>
<p><milestone n="55" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="183" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4487970">esse</w></reg> <w id="4487971">ergo</w> <w id="4487972">in</w> <w id="4487973">oratione</w> <w id="4487974">numerum</w> <w id="4487975">quendam</w> <w id="4487976">non</w> <w id="4487977">est</w> <w id="4487978">difficile</w>
<w id="4487979">cognoscere</w>. <w id="4487981">Iudicat</w> <w id="4487982">enim</w> <w id="4487983">sensus</w>; <w id="4487985">in</w> <w id="4487986">quo</w> <w id="4487987">est</w> <w id="4487988">iniquum</w> <w id="4487989">quod</w>
<w id="4487990">accidit</w> <w id="4487991">non</w> <w id="4487992">agnoscere</w>, <w id="4487994">si</w> <w id="4487995">cur</w> <w id="4487996">id</w> <w id="4487997">accidat</w> <w id="4487998">reperire</w> <w id="4487999">nequeamus</w>.
<w id="4488001">Neque</w> <w id="4488002">enim</w> <w id="4488003">ipse</w> <w id="4488004">versus</w> <w id="4488005">ratione</w> <w id="4488006">est</w> <w id="4488007">cognitus</w>, <w id="4488009">sed</w> <w id="4488010">natura</w>
<w id="4488011">atque</w> <w id="4488012">sensu</w>, <w id="4488014">quem</w> <w id="4488015">dimensa</w> <w id="4488016">ratio</w> <w id="4488017">docuit</w> <w id="4488018">quid</w> <w id="4488019">accideret</w><ref id="n525" target="ref525" />. <w id="4488021">Ita</w>

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<w id="4488022">notatio</w> <w id="4488023">naturae</w> <w id="4488024">et</w> <w id="4488025">animadversio</w> <w id="4488026">peperit</w> <w id="4488027">artem</w>. <w id="4488029">Sed</w> <w id="4488030">in</w> <w id="4488031">versibus</w> <w id="4488032">res</w> <w id="4488033">est</w> <w id="4488034">apertior</w>, <w id="4488036">quamquam</w> <w id="4488037">etiam</w> <w id="4488038">a</w> <w id="4488039">modis</w> <w id="4488040">quibusdam</w>
<w id="4488041">cantu</w> <w id="4488042">remoto</w> <w id="4488043">soluta</w> <w id="4488044">esse</w> <w id="4488045">videtur</w><ref id="n526" target="ref526" /> <w id="4488046">oratio</w> <w id="4488047">maximeque</w> <w id="4488048">id</w> <w id="4488049">in</w>
<w id="4488050">optimo</w> <w id="4488051">quoque</w> <w id="4488052">eorum</w> <w id="4488053">poetarum</w> <w id="4488054">qui</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4488055">λυρικοὶ</w></foreign> <w id="4488056">a</w> <w id="4488057">Graecis</w> <w id="4488058">no</w>-
<w id="4488059">minantur</w>, <w id="4488061">quos</w><ref id="n527" target="ref527" /> <w id="4488062">cum</w> <w id="4488063">cantu</w> <w id="4488064">spoliaveris</w>, <w id="4488066">nuda</w> <w id="4488067">paene</w> <w id="4488068">remanet</w>
<w id="4488069">oratio</w>. <milestone n="184" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4488071">quorum</w></reg> <w id="4488072">similia</w> <w id="4488073">sunt</w> <w id="4488074">quaedam</w> <w id="4488075">etiam</w> <w id="4488076">apud</w> <w id="4488077">nostros</w><ref id="n528" target="ref528" />,
<w id="4488079">velut</w> <w id="4488080">illa</w> <w id="4488081">in</w> <w id="4488082">Thyeste</w>:
<quote rend="blockquote"><w id="4488083">quemnam</w> <w id="4488084">te</w> <w id="4488085">esse</w> <w id="4488086">dicam</w>? <w id="4488087">qui</w> <w id="4488088">tarda</w> <w id="4488089">in</w> <w id="4488090">senecta</w><ref id="n529" target="ref529" /></quote>
<w id="4488091">et</w> <w id="4488092">quae</w> <w id="4488093">sequuntur</w>; <w id="4488095">quake</w>, <w id="4488097">nisi</w> <w id="4488098">cum</w> <w id="4488099">tibicen</w> <w id="4488100">accessit</w>, <w id="4488102">orationis</w> <w id="4488103">sunt</w> <w id="4488104">solutae</w> <w id="4488105">simillima</w>. <w id="4488107">At</w> <w id="4488108">comicorum</w> <w id="4488109">senarii</w> <w id="4488110">propter</w> 
<w id="4488111">similitudinem</w> <w id="4488112">sermonis</w> <w id="4488113">sic</w> <w id="4488114">saepe</w> <w id="4488115">sunt</w> <w id="4488116">abiecti</w>, <w id="4488118">ut</w> <w id="4488119">non</w> <w id="4488120">numquam</w> <w id="4488121">vix</w> <w id="4488122">in</w> <w id="4488123">eis</w> <w id="4488124">numerus</w> <w id="4488125">et</w> <w id="4488126">versus</w> <w id="4488127">intellegi</w> <w id="4488128">possit</w>. <w id="4488130">Quo</w><ref id="n530" target="ref530" />
<w id="4488131">est</w> <w id="4488132">ad</w> <w id="4488133">inveniendum</w> <w id="4488134">difficilior</w> <w id="4488135">in</w> <w id="4488136">oratione</w> <w id="4488137">numerus</w> <w id="4488138">quam</w><ref id="n531" target="ref531" /> <w id="4488139">in</w>
<w id="4488140">versibus</w><ref id="n532" target="ref532" />. <milestone n="185" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4488142">omnino</w></reg> <w id="4488143">duo</w>. <w id="4488145">sunt</w> <w id="4488146">quae</w> <w id="4488147">condiant</w> <w id="4488148">orationem</w>,
<w id="4488150">verborum</w> <w id="4488151">numerorumque</w> <w id="4488152">iucunditas</w>. <w id="4488154">In</w> <w id="4488155">verbis</w> <w id="4488156">inest</w> <w id="4488157">quasi</w> 
<w id="4488158">materia</w> <w id="4488159">quaedam</w>, <w id="4488161">in</w> <w id="4488162">numero</w> <w id="4488163">autem</w> <w id="4488164">expolitio</w>. <w id="4488166">Sed</w> <w id="4488167">ut</w>
<w id="4488168">ceteris</w> <w id="4488169">in</w> <w id="4488170">rebus</w> <w id="4488171">necessitatis</w> <w id="4488172">inventa</w> <w id="4488173">antiquiora</w> <w id="4488174">sunt</w> <w id="4488175">quam</w>
<w id="4488176">voluptatis</w><del>. <milestone n="186" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4488178">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4488179">et</w> <w id="4488180">Herodotus</w> <w id="4488181">et</w> <w id="4488182">eadem</w> <w id="4488183">superiorque</w>
<w id="4488184">aetas</w> <w id="4488185">numero</w> <w id="4488186">caruit</w><ref id="n533" target="ref533" /> <w id="4488187">nisi</w> <w id="4488188">quando</w> <w id="4488189">temere</w> <w id="4488190">ac</w> <w id="4488191">fortuito</w><ref id="n534" target="ref534" />, <w id="4488193">et</w>
<w id="4488194">scriptores</w> <w id="4488195">perveteres</w> <w id="4488196">de</w> <w id="4488197">numero</w> <w id="4488198">nihil</w> <w id="4488199">omnino</w>, <w id="4488201">de</w> <w id="4488202">oratione</w>
<w id="4488203">praecepta</w> <w id="4488204">multa</w> <w id="4488205">nobis</w> <w id="4488206">reliquerunt</w><ref id="n535" target="ref535" />.</del>—<w id="4488208">nam</w> <w id="4488209">quod</w> <w id="4488210">et</w> <w id="4488211">facilius</w>
<w id="4488212">est</w> <w id="4488213">et</w> <w id="4488214">magis</w> <w id="4488215">necessarium</w>, <w id="4488217">id</w> <w id="4488218">semper</w><ref id="n536" target="ref536" /> <w id="4488219">ante</w> <w id="4488220">cognoscitur</w>—<milestone n="56" unit="chapter" /><w id="4488221">ita</w>
<w id="4488222">translata</w> <w id="4488223">aut</w> <w id="4488224">facta</w> <w id="4488225">aut</w> <w id="4488226">coniuncta</w><ref id="n537" target="ref537" /> <w id="4488227">verba</w> <w id="4488228">facile</w> <w id="4488229">sunt</w> <w id="4488230">cognita</w>,
<w id="4488232">quia</w> <w id="4488233">sumebantur</w> <w id="4488234">e</w> <w id="4488235">consuetudine</w> <w id="4488236">cotidianoque</w> <w id="4488237">sermone</w>.
<w id="4488239">Numerus</w> <w id="4488240">autem</w> <w id="4488241">non</w> <w id="4488242">domo</w><ref id="n538" target="ref538" /> <w id="4488243">depromebatur</w> <w id="4488244">neque</w> <w id="4488245">habebat</w>
<w id="4488246">aliquam</w> <w id="4488247">necessitudinem</w> <w id="4488248">aut</w> <w id="4488249">cognationem</w> <w id="4488250">cum</w> <w id="4488251">oratione</w>.
<w id="4488253">Itaque</w> <w id="4488254">serius</w> <w id="4488255">aliquanto</w> <w id="4488256">notatus</w> <w id="4488257">et</w> <w id="4488258">cognitus</w> <w id="4488259">quasi</w> <w id="4488260">quandam</w>
<w id="4488261">palaestram</w> <w id="4488262">et</w> <w id="4488263">extrema</w><ref id="n539" target="ref539" /> <w id="4488264">liniamenta</w> <w id="4488265">orationi</w> <w id="4488266">attulit</w>. <milestone n="187" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4488268">quod</w></reg> <w id="4488269">si</w>

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<w id="4488270">et</w> <w id="4488271">angusta</w> <w id="4488272">quaedam</w> <w id="4488273">atque</w> <w id="4488274">concisa</w><ref id="n540" target="ref540" /> <w id="4488275">et</w> <w id="4488276">alia</w> <w id="4488277">est</w> <w id="4488278">dilatata</w><ref id="n541" target="ref541" /> <w id="4488279">et</w>
<w id="4488280">fusa</w><ref id="n542" target="ref542" /> <w id="4488281">oratio</w>, <w id="4488283">necesse</w> <w id="4488284">est</w> <w id="4488285">id</w> <w id="4488286">non</w> <w id="4488287">litterarum</w> <w id="4488288">accidere</w><ref id="n543" target="ref543" /> <w id="4488289">natura</w>,
<w id="4488291">sed</w> <w id="4488292">intervallorum</w> <w id="4488293">longorum</w><ref id="n544" target="ref544" /> <w id="4488294">et</w> <w id="4488295">brevium</w> <w id="4488296">varietate</w>; <w id="4488298">quibus</w><ref id="n545" target="ref545" />
<w id="4488299">implicata</w> <w id="4488300">atque</w> <w id="4488301">permixta</w> <w id="4488302">oratio</w> <w id="4488303">quoniam</w> <w id="4488304">tum</w> <w id="4488305">stabilis</w> <w id="4488306">est</w>
<w id="4488307">tum</w> <w id="4488308">volubilis</w>, <w id="4488310">necesse</w> <w id="4488311">est</w> <w id="4488312">eius</w> <w id="4488313">modi</w> <w id="4488314">vi</w><ref id="n546" target="ref546" /> <w id="4488315">naturam</w> <w id="4488316">numeri</w><ref id="n547" target="ref547" />
<w id="4488317">contineri</w>. <w id="4488319">Nam</w> <w id="4488320">circuitus</w> <w id="4488321">ille</w>, <w id="4488323">quem</w> <w id="4488324">saepe</w> <w id="4488325">iam</w> <w id="4488326">diximus</w>,
<w id="4488328">incitatior</w> <w id="4488329">numero</w> <w id="4488330">ipso</w> <w id="4488331">fertur</w> <w id="4488332">et</w> <w id="4488333">labitur</w>, <w id="4488335">quoad</w> <w id="4488336">perveniat</w> <w id="4488337">ad</w>
<w id="4488338">finem</w> <w id="4488339">et</w> <w id="4488340">insistat</w>. <w id="4488342">Perspicuum</w> <w id="4488343">est</w> <w id="4488344">igitur</w> <w id="4488345">numeris</w> <w id="4488346">astrictam</w>
<w id="4488347">orationem</w> <w id="4488348">esse</w> <w id="4488349">debere</w>, <w id="4488351">carere</w> <w id="4488352">versibus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="188" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4488354">sed</w></reg> <w id="4488355">hi</w> <w id="4488356">numeri</w> <w id="4488357">poeticine</w> <w id="4488358">sint</w> <w id="4488359">an</w> <w id="4488360">ex</w> <w id="4488361">alio</w> <w id="4488362">genere</w> <w id="4488363">quodam</w> 
<w id="4488364">deinceps</w> <w id="4488365">est</w> <w id="4488366">videndum</w>. <w id="4488368">Nullus</w> <w id="4488369">est</w> <w id="4488370">igitur</w> <w id="4488371">numerus</w> <w id="4488372">extra</w>
<w id="4488373">poeticos</w>, <w id="4488375">propterea</w> <w id="4488376">quod</w> <w id="4488377">definita</w> <w id="4488378">sunt</w> <w id="4488379">genera</w> <w id="4488380">numerorum</w>.
<w id="4488382">Nam</w> <w id="4488383">omnis</w> <w id="4488384">talis</w> <w id="4488385">est</w>, <w id="4488387">ut</w> <w id="4488388">unus</w> <w id="4488389">sit</w> <w id="4488390">e</w> <w id="4488391">tribus</w>. <w id="4488393">Pes</w> <w id="4488394">enim</w>, <w id="4488396">qui</w>
<w id="4488397">adhibetur</w> <w id="4488398">ad</w> <w id="4488399">numeros</w>, <w id="4488401">partitur</w> <w id="4488402">in</w> <w id="4488403">tria</w>, <w id="4488405">ut</w> <w id="4488406">necesse</w> <w id="4488407">sit</w> <w id="4488408">partem</w>
<w id="4488409">pedis</w> <w id="4488410">aut</w> <w id="4488411">aequalem</w> <w id="4488412">esse</w> <w id="4488413">alteri</w> <w id="4488414">parti</w> <w id="4488415">aut</w> <w id="4488416">altero</w> <w id="4488417">tanto</w> <w id="4488418">aut</w>
<w id="4488419">sesqui</w><ref id="n548" target="ref548" /> <w id="4488420">esse</w> <w id="4488421">maiorem</w>. <w id="4488423">Ita</w> <w id="4488424">fit</w> <w id="4488425">aequalis</w> <w id="4488426">dactylus</w>, <w id="4488428">duplex</w>
<w id="4488429">iambus</w>, <w id="4488431">sesquiplex</w><ref id="n549" target="ref549" /> <w id="4488432">paean</w>; <w id="4488434">qui</w> <w id="4488435">pedes</w> <w id="4488436">in</w> <w id="4488437">orationem</w> <w id="4488438">non</w>
<w id="4488439">cadere</w> <w id="4488440">qui</w> <w id="4488441">possunt</w>? <w id="4488442">quibus</w> <w id="4488443">ordine</w> <w id="4488444">locatis</w> <w id="4488445">quod</w> <w id="4488446">efficitur</w>
<w id="4488447">numerosum</w> <w id="4488448">sit</w> <w id="4488449">necesse</w> <w id="4488450">est</w>. <milestone n="189" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4488452">sed</w></reg> <w id="4488453">quaeritur</w> <w id="4488454">quo</w> <w id="4488455">numero</w> <w id="4488456">aut</w> 
<w id="4488457">quibus</w> <w id="4488458">potissimum</w> <w id="4488459">sit</w> <w id="4488460">utendum</w>. <w id="4488462">Incidere</w> <w id="4488463">vero</w> <w id="4488464">omnis</w> <w id="4488465">in</w>
<w id="4488466">orationem</w> <w id="4488467">etiam</w> <w id="4488468">ex</w> <w id="4488469">hoc</w> <w id="4488470">intellegi</w> <w id="4488471">potest</w>, <w id="4488473">quod</w> <w id="4488474">versus</w> <w id="4488475">saepe</w>
<w id="4488476">in</w> <w id="4488477">oratione</w> <w id="4488478">per</w> <w id="4488479">imprudentiam</w> <w id="4488480">dicimus</w>. <w id="4488482">Est</w> <w id="4488483">id</w> <w id="4488484">vehementer</w><ref id="n550" target="ref550" />
<w id="4488485">vitiosum</w>, <w id="4488487">sed</w> <w id="4488488">non</w> <w id="4488489">attendimus</w> <w id="4488490">neque</w> <w id="4488491">exaudimus</w> <w id="4488492">nosmet</w>
<w id="4488493">ipsos</w>; <w id="4488495">senarios</w> <w id="4488496">vero</w> <w id="4488497">et</w> <w id="4488498">Hipponacteos</w> <w id="4488499">effugere</w> <w id="4488500">vix</w> <w id="4488501">possu</w>-
<w id="4488502">mus</w>; <w id="4488504">magnam</w> <w id="4488505">enim</w> <w id="4488506">partem</w> <w id="4488507">ex</w> <w id="4488508">iambis</w> <w id="4488509">nostra</w> <w id="4488510">constat</w> <w id="4488511">oratio</w>.
<w id="4488513">Sed</w> <w id="4488514">tamen</w> <w id="4488515">eos</w> <w id="4488516">versus</w> <w id="4488517">facile</w> <w id="4488518">agnoscit</w><ref id="n551" target="ref551" /> <w id="4488519">auditor</w>; <w id="4488521">sunt</w> <w id="4488522">enim</w>
<w id="4488523">usitatissimi</w>; <w id="4488525">inculcamus</w> <w id="4488526">autem</w> <w id="4488527">per</w> <w id="4488528">imprudentiam</w> <w id="4488529">saepe</w>
<w id="4488530">etiam</w> <w id="4488531">minus</w> <w id="4488532">usitatos</w>, <w id="4488534">sed</w> <w id="4488535">tamen</w> <w id="4488536">versus</w>: <w id="4488537">vitiosum</w> <w id="4488538">genus</w> <w id="4488539">et</w>

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<w id="4488540">longa</w> <w id="4488541">animi</w> <w id="4488542">provisione</w> <w id="4488543">fugiendum</w>. <milestone n="190" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4488545">elegit</w></reg> <w id="4488546">ex</w> <w id="4488547">multis</w> <w id="4488548">Iso</w>-
<w id="4488549">crati</w> <w id="4488550">libris</w> <w id="4488551">triginta</w> <w id="4488552">fortasse</w> <w id="4488553">versus</w> <w id="4488554">Hieronymus</w> <w id="4488555">Peripateticus</w>
<w id="4488556">in</w> <w id="4488557">primis</w> <w id="4488558">nobilis</w>, <w id="4488560">plerosque</w> <w id="4488561">senarios</w>, <w id="4488563">sed</w> <w id="4488564">etiam</w> <w id="4488565">anapaestos</w><ref id="n552" target="ref552" />;
<w id="4488567">quo</w> <w id="4488568">quid</w> <w id="4488569">potest</w> <w id="4488570">esse</w> <w id="4488571">turpius</w>? <w id="4488572">Etsi</w> <w id="4488573">in</w> <w id="4488574">legendo</w><ref id="n553" target="ref553" /> <w id="4488575">fecit</w> <w id="4488576">malitiose</w>; <w id="4488578">prima</w> <w id="4488579">enim</w> <w id="4488580">syllaba</w> <w id="4488581">dempta</w> <w id="4488582">ex</w><ref id="n554" target="ref554" /> <w id="4488583">primo</w> <w id="4488584">verbo</w> <w id="4488585">sententiae</w>
<w id="4488586">postremum</w> <w id="4488587">ad</w> <w id="4488588">verbum</w> <w id="4488589">primam</w> <w id="4488590">rursus</w> <w id="4488591">syllabam</w> <w id="4488592">adiunxit</w>
<w id="4488593">insequentis</w> <w id="4488594">sententiae</w>; <w id="4488596">ita</w><ref id="n555" target="ref555" /> <w id="4488597">factus</w> <w id="4488598">est</w> <w id="4488599">anapaestus</w> <w id="4488600">is</w> <w id="4488601">qui</w>
<w id="4488602">Aristophaneus</w> <w id="4488603">nominatur</w>; <w id="4488605">quod</w> <w id="4488606">ne</w> <w id="4488607">accidat</w> <w id="4488608">observari</w> <w id="4488609">nec</w>
<w id="4488610">potest</w> <w id="4488611">nec</w> <w id="4488612">necesse</w> <w id="4488613">est</w>. <w id="4488615">Sed</w> <w id="4488616">tamen</w> <w id="4488617">hic</w> <w id="4488618">corrector</w> <w id="4488619">in</w> <w id="4488620">eo</w> <w id="4488621">ipso</w>
<w id="4488622">loco</w> <w id="4488623">quo</w> <w id="4488624">reprehendit</w>, <w id="4488626">ut</w> <w id="4488627">a</w> <w id="4488628">me</w> <w id="4488629">animum</w> <w id="4488630">adversum</w> <w id="4488631">est</w> <w id="4488632">studiose</w> 
<w id="4488633">inquirente</w> <w id="4488634">in</w> <w id="4488635">eum</w>, <w id="4488637">immittit</w> <w id="4488638">imprudens</w> <w id="4488639">ipse</w> <w id="4488640">senarium</w>. <w id="4488642">Sit</w>
<w id="4488643">igitur</w> <w id="4488644">hoc</w> <w id="4488645">cognitum</w> <w id="4488646">in</w> <w id="4488647">solutis</w> <w id="4488648">etiam</w> <w id="4488649">verbis</w> <w id="4488650">inesse</w> <w id="4488651">numeros</w>
<w id="4488652">eosdemque</w> <w id="4488653">esse</w> <w id="4488654">oratorios</w> <w id="4488655">qui</w> <w id="4488656">sint</w> <w id="4488657">poetici</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="57" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="191" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4488659">sequitur</w></reg> <w id="4488660">ergo</w> <w id="4488661">ut</w> <w id="4488662">qui</w> <w id="4488663">maxime</w> <w id="4488664">cadant</w> <w id="4488665">in</w> <w id="4488666">orationem</w> <w id="4488667">aptam</w>
<w id="4488668">numeri</w> <w id="4488669">videndum</w> <w id="4488670">sit</w>. <w id="4488672">Sunt</w> <w id="4488673">enim</w> <w id="4488674">qui</w> <w id="4488675">iambicum</w><ref id="n556" target="ref556" /> <w id="4488676">putent</w>, 
<w id="4488678">quod</w> <w id="4488679">sit</w> <w id="4488680">orationis</w><ref id="n557" target="ref557" /> <w id="4488681">simillimus</w>, <w id="4488683">qua</w> <w id="4488684">de</w> <w id="4488685">causa</w> <w id="4488686">fieri</w> <w id="4488687">ut</w> <w id="4488688">is</w><ref id="n558" target="ref558" /> <w id="4488689">potissimum</w> <w id="4488690">propter</w> <w id="4488691">similitudinem</w> <w id="4488692">veritatis</w> <w id="4488693">adhibeatur</w> <w id="4488694">in</w> <w id="4488695">fabulis</w>,
<w id="4488697">quod</w><ref id="n559" target="ref559" /> <w id="4488698">ille</w> <w id="4488699">dactylicus</w><ref id="n560" target="ref560" /> <w id="4488700">numerus</w> <w id="4488701">hexametrorum</w> <w id="4488702">magniloquentiae</w> <w id="4488703">sit</w> <w id="4488704">accommodatior</w><ref id="n561" target="ref561" />. <w id="4488706">Ephorus</w> <w id="4488707">autem</w>, <w id="4488709">levis</w> <w id="4488710">ipse</w> <w id="4488711">orator</w> <w id="4488712">et</w><ref id="n562" target="ref562" />
<w id="4488713">profectus</w> <w id="4488714">ex</w> <w id="4488715">optima</w> <w id="4488716">disciplina</w>, <w id="4488718">paeana</w> <w id="4488719">sequitur</w> <w id="4488720">aut</w> <w id="4488721">dacty</w>- 
<w id="4488722">lum</w>, <w id="4488724">fugit</w> <w id="4488725">autem</w> <w id="4488726">spondeum</w> <w id="4488727">et</w> <w id="4488728">trochaeum</w>. <w id="4488730">Quod</w> <w id="4488731">enim</w><ref id="n563" target="ref563" />
<w id="4488732">paean</w> <w id="4488733">habebat</w> <w id="4488734">tris</w> <w id="4488735">brevis</w>, <w id="4488737">dactylus</w> <w id="4488738">autem</w> <w id="4488739">duas</w>, <w id="4488741">brevitate</w> <w id="4488742">et</w>
<w id="4488743">celeritate</w> <w id="4488744">syllabarum</w> <w id="4488745">labi</w> <w id="4488746">putat</w> <w id="4488747">verba</w> <w id="4488748">proclivius</w> <w id="4488749">contraque</w>
<w id="4488750">accidere</w> <w id="4488751">in</w> <w id="4488752">spondeo</w> <w id="4488753">et</w> <w id="4488754">trochaeo</w>; <hi rend="italics"><w id="4488756">quorum</w> </hi><ref id="n564" target="ref564" /><w id="4488757">quod</w> <w id="4488758">alter</w> <w id="4488759">e</w> <w id="4488760">longis</w>
<w id="4488761">constet</w> <w id="4488762">alter</w> <w id="4488763">e</w> <w id="4488764">brevibus</w>, <w id="4488766">fieri</w><ref id="n565" target="ref565" /> <w id="4488767">alteram</w> <w id="4488768">nimis</w> <w id="4488769">incitatam</w> <w id="4488770">alteram</w>
<w id="4488771">nimis</w> <w id="4488772">tardam</w> <w id="4488773">orationem</w>, <w id="4488775">neutram</w> <w id="4488776">temperatam</w>. <milestone n="192" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4488778">sed</w></reg> <w id="4488779">et</w> <w id="4488780">illi</w>
<w id="4488781">priores</w> <w id="4488782">errant</w> <w id="4488783">et</w> <w id="4488784">Ephorus</w> <w id="4488785">in</w> <w id="4488786">culpa</w> <w id="4488787">est</w>. <w id="4488789">Nam</w> <w id="4488790">et</w><ref id="n566" target="ref566" /> <w id="4488791">qui</w> <w id="4488792">paeana</w>

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<w id="4488793">praetereunt</w>, <w id="4488795">non</w> <w id="4488796">vident</w> <w id="4488797">mollissimum</w> <w id="4488798">a</w> <w id="4488799">sese</w> <w id="4488800">numer</w> <w id="4488801">m</w> <w id="4488802">eundemque</w> <w id="4488803">amplissimum</w> <w id="4488804">praeteriri</w>. <w id="4488806">Quod</w> <w id="4488807">longe</w> <w id="4488808">Aristoteli</w>
<w id="4488809">videtur</w> <w id="4488810">secus</w>, <w id="4488812">qui</w> <w id="4488813">iudicat</w> <w id="4488814">heroum</w> <w id="4488815">numerum</w> <w id="4488816">grandiorem</w>
<w id="4488817">quam</w> <w id="4488818">desideret</w> <w id="4488819">soluta</w> <w id="4488820">oratio</w>, <w id="4488822">iambum</w> <w id="4488823">autem</w> <w id="4488824">nimis</w> <w id="4488825">e</w> <w id="4488826">vul</w>-
<w id="4488827">gari</w> <w id="4488828">esse</w> <w id="4488829">sermone</w>. <w id="4488831">Ita</w> <w id="4488832">neque</w> <w id="4488833">humilem</w> <w id="4488834">et</w> <w id="4488835">abiectam</w><ref id="n567" target="ref567" /> <w id="4488836">oratio</w>-
<w id="4488837">nem</w> <w id="4488838">nec</w> <w id="4488839">nimis</w> <w id="4488840">altam</w> <w id="4488841">et</w> <w id="4488842">exaggeratam</w> <w id="4488843">probat</w>, <w id="4488845">plenam</w> <w id="4488846">tamen</w>
<w id="4488847">eam</w> <w id="4488848">vult</w> <w id="4488849">esse</w> <w id="4488850">gravitatis</w>, <w id="4488852">ut</w> <w id="4488853">eos</w> <w id="4488854">qui</w> <w id="4488855">audient</w><ref id="n568" target="ref568" /> <w id="4488856">ad</w> <w id="4488857">maiorem</w>
<w id="4488858">admirationem</w> <w id="4488859">possit</w> <w id="4488860">traducere</w>. <milestone n="193" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4488862">trochaeum</w></reg> <w id="4488863">autem</w>, <w id="4488865">qui</w> <w id="4488866">est</w> 
<w id="4488867">eodem</w> <w id="4488868">spatio</w> <w id="4488869">quo</w> <w id="4488870">choreus</w>, <w id="4488872">cordacem</w> <w id="4488873">appellat</w>, <w id="4488875">qia</w> <w id="4488876">con</w>-
<w id="4488877">tractio</w> <w id="4488878">et</w><ref id="n569" target="ref569" /> <w id="4488879">brevitas</w> <w id="4488880">dignitatem</w> <w id="4488881">non</w> <w id="4488882">habeat</w>. <w id="4488884">Ita</w> <w id="4488885">paeana</w> <w id="4488886">pro</w>-
<w id="4488887">bat</w> <w id="4488888">eoque</w> <w id="4488889">ait</w> <w id="4488890">uti</w> <w id="4488891">omnis</w>, <w id="4488893">sed</w> <w id="4488894">ipsos</w> <w id="4488895">non</w> <w id="4488896">sentire</w> <w id="4488897">cum</w> <w id="4488898">utantur</w>;
<w id="4488900">esse</w> <w id="4488901">autem</w> <w id="4488902">tertium</w> <w id="4488903">ac</w> <w id="4488904">medium</w> <w id="4488905">inter</w> <w id="4488906">illos</w>, <w id="4488908">et</w> <w id="4488909">ita</w> <w id="4488910">fatos</w> <w id="4488911">eos</w>
<w id="4488912">pedes</w> <w id="4488913">esse</w>, <w id="4488915">ut</w> <w id="4488916">in</w> <w id="4488917">eis</w><ref id="n570" target="ref570" /> <w id="4488918">singulis</w> <w id="4488919">modus</w> <w id="4488920">insit</w> <w id="4488921">aut</w> <w id="4488922">sesqui</w> <w id="4488923">lex</w> <w id="4488924">aut</w>
<w id="4488925">duplex</w> <w id="4488926">aut</w> <w id="4488927">par</w>. <w id="4488929">Itaque</w> <w id="4488930">illi</w> <w id="4488931">de</w> <w id="4488932">quibus</w> <w id="4488933">ante</w> <w id="4488934">dixi</w> <w id="4488935">tantum</w>
<w id="4488936">modo</w> <w id="4488937">commoditatis</w> <w id="4488938">habuerunt</w> <w id="4488939">rationem</w>, <w id="4488941">nullam</w> <w id="4488942">dignitatis</w>.
<milestone n="194" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4488944">iambus</w></reg> <w id="4488945">enim</w> <w id="4488946">et</w> <w id="4488947">dactylus</w> <w id="4488948">in</w> <w id="4488949">versum</w> <w id="4488950">cadunt</w> <w id="4488951">maxime</w> <w id="4488952">itaque</w> 
<w id="4488953">ut</w> <w id="4488954">versum</w> <w id="4488955">fugimus</w> <w id="4488956">in</w> <w id="4488957">oratione</w>, <w id="4488959">sic</w> <w id="4488960">hi</w> <w id="4488961">sunt</w> <w id="4488962">evitandi</w> <w id="4488963">continuati</w> <w id="4488964">pedes</w>; <w id="4488966">aliud</w> <w id="4488967">enim</w> <w id="4488968">quiddam</w> <w id="4488969">est</w> <w id="4488970">oratio</w> <w id="4488971">nec</w> <w id="4488972">qicquam</w>
<w id="4488973">inimicius</w> <w id="4488974">quam</w> <w id="4488975">illa</w> <w id="4488976">versibus</w>; <w id="4488978">paean</w> <w id="4488979">autem</w> <w id="4488980">minime</w> <w id="4488981">est</w> <w id="4488982">aptus</w>
<w id="4488983">ad</w> <w id="4488984">versum</w>, <w id="4488986">quo</w> <w id="4488987">libentius</w> <w id="4488988">eum</w> <w id="4488989">recepit</w> <w id="4488990">oratio</w>. <w id="4488992">Ephous</w> <w id="4488993">vero</w>
<w id="4488994">ne</w> <w id="4488995">spondeum</w> <w id="4488996">quidem</w>, <w id="4488998">quem</w> <w id="4488999">fugit</w><ref id="n571" target="ref571" />, <w id="4489001">intellegit</w> <w id="4489002">esse</w> <w id="4489003">aequalem</w>
<w id="4489004">dactylo</w>, <w id="4489006">quem</w> <w id="4489007">probat</w>. <w id="4489009">Syllabis</w> <w id="4489010">enim</w> <w id="4489011">metiendos</w> <w id="4489012">pedes</w>,
<w id="4489014">non</w> <w id="4489015">intervallis</w> <w id="4489016">existimat</w>; <w id="4489018">quod</w> <w id="4489019">idem</w> <w id="4489020">facit</w> <w id="4489021">in</w> <w id="4489022">trochaeo</w>, <w id="4489024">qui</w>
<w id="4489025">temporibus</w> <w id="4489026">et</w> <w id="4489027">intervallis</w> <w id="4489028">est</w> <w id="4489029">par</w> <w id="4489030">iambo</w>, <w id="4489032">sed</w> <w id="4489033">eo</w> <w id="4489034">vitiosus</w><ref id="n572" target="ref572" /> <w id="4489035">in</w>
<w id="4489036">oratione</w>, <w id="4489038">si</w> <w id="4489039">ponatur</w> <w id="4489040">extremus</w>, <w id="4489042">quod</w> <w id="4489043">verba</w> <w id="4489044">melius</w> <w id="4489045">in</w> <w id="4489046">syllabas</w>
<w id="4489047">longiores</w> <w id="4489048">cadunt</w>. <w id="4489050">Atque</w> <w id="4489051">haec</w>, <w id="4489053">quae</w> <w id="4489054">sunt</w> <w id="4489055">apud</w> <w id="4489056">Aristotelem</w>,
<w id="4489058">eadem</w> <w id="4489059">a</w> <w id="4489060">Theophrasto</w> <w id="4489061">Theodecteque</w> <w id="4489062">de</w> <w id="4489063">paeane</w> <w id="4489064">dicuntur</w>.
<milestone n="195" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4489066">ego</w></reg> <w id="4489067">autem</w> <w id="4489068">sentio</w><ref id="n573" target="ref573" /> <w id="4489069">omnis</w> <w id="4489070">in</w> <w id="4489071">oratione</w> <w id="4489072">esse</w><ref id="n574" target="ref574" /> <w id="4489073">quasi</w> <w id="4489074">permixtos</w> 
<w id="4489075">et</w> <w id="4489076">confusos</w> <w id="4489077">pedes</w>, <w id="4489079">nec</w> <w id="4489080">enim</w> <w id="4489081">effugere</w> <w id="4489082">possemus</w> <w id="4489083">animad</w>-
<w id="4489084">versionem</w>, <w id="4489086">si</w> <w id="4489087">semper</w> <w id="4489088">isdem</w> <w id="4489089">uteremur</w>, <w id="4489091">quia</w> <w id="4489092">nec</w> <w id="4489093">numerosa</w>

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<w id="4489094">esse</w>, <w id="4489096">ut</w> <w id="4489097">poema</w>, <w id="4489099">neque</w> <w id="4489100">extra</w> <w id="4489101">numerum</w>, <w id="4489103">ut</w> <w id="4489104">sermo</w> <w id="4489105">vulgi</w>, <w id="4489107">esse</w>
<w id="4489108">debet</w> <w id="4489109">oratio</w>—<w id="4489110">alterum</w> <w id="4489111">nimis</w> <w id="4489112">est</w> <w id="4489113">vinctum</w><ref id="n575" target="ref575" />, <w id="4489115">ut</w> <w id="4489116">de</w> <w id="4489117">industria</w>
<w id="4489118">factum</w> <w id="4489119">appareat</w>, <w id="4489121">alterum</w> <w id="4489122">nimis</w> <w id="4489123">dissolutum</w>, <w id="4489125">ut</w> <w id="4489126">pervagatum</w>
<w id="4489127">ac</w> <w id="4489128">vulgare</w> <w id="4489129">videatur</w>; <w id="4489131">ut</w> <w id="4489132">ab</w> <w id="4489133">altero</w> <w id="4489134">non</w> <w id="4489135">delectere</w>, <w id="4489137">alterum</w>
<w id="4489138">oderis</w>—; <milestone n="196" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4489140">sit</w></reg> <w id="4489141">igitur</w>, <w id="4489143">ut</w> <w id="4489144">supra</w> <w id="4489145">dixi</w>, <w id="4489147">permixta</w> <w id="4489148">et</w> <w id="4489149">temperata</w>
<w id="4489150">numeris</w><ref id="n576" target="ref576" /> <w id="4489151">nec</w> <w id="4489152">dissoluta</w> <w id="4489153">nec</w> <w id="4489154">tota</w> <w id="4489155">numerosa</w><ref id="n577" target="ref577" />, <w id="4489157">paeane</w> <w id="4489158">maxime</w>,
<w id="4489160">quoniam</w> <w id="4489161">optimus</w> <w id="4489162">auctor</w> <w id="4489163">ita</w> <w id="4489164">censet</w>, <w id="4489166">sed</w> <w id="4489167">reliquis</w> <w id="4489168">etiam</w> <w id="4489169">nu</w>-
<w id="4489170">meris</w>, <w id="4489172">quos</w> <w id="4489173">ille</w> <w id="4489174">praeterit</w>, <w id="4489176">temperata</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="58" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4489178">quos</w></reg> <w id="4489179">autem</w> <w id="4489180">numeros</w> <w id="4489181">cum</w> <w id="4489182">quibus</w> <w id="4489183">tamquam</w> <w id="4489184">purpuram</w>
<w id="4489185">misceri</w> <w id="4489186">oporteat</w> <w id="4489187">nunc</w> <w id="4489188">dicendum</w> <w id="4489189">est</w> <w id="4489190">atque</w> <w id="4489191">etiam</w> <w id="4489192">quibus</w> 
<w id="4489193">orationis</w> <w id="4489194">generibus</w> <w id="4489195">sint</w> <w id="4489196">quique</w> <w id="4489197">accommodatissimi</w>. <w id="4489199">Iambus</w>
<w id="4489200">enim</w> <w id="4489201">frequentissimus</w> <w id="4489202">est</w> <w id="4489203">in</w> <w id="4489204">eis</w><ref id="n578" target="ref578" /> <w id="4489205">quae</w> <w id="4489206">demisso</w> <w id="4489207">atque</w> <w id="4489208">humili</w>
<w id="4489209">sermone</w> <w id="4489210">dicuntur</w>; <milestone n="197" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4489212">paean</w></reg> <w id="4489213">autem</w> <w id="4489214">in</w> <w id="4489215">amplioribus</w>, <w id="4489217">in</w> <w id="4489218">utroque</w>
<w id="4489219">dactylus</w>. <w id="4489221">Itaque</w><ref id="n579" target="ref579" /> <w id="4489222">in</w> <w id="4489223">varia</w> <w id="4489224">et</w> <w id="4489225">perpetua</w> <w id="4489226">oratione</w> <w id="4489227">hi</w> <w id="4489228">sunt</w> <w id="4489229">inter</w>
<w id="4489230">se</w> <w id="4489231">miscendi</w> <w id="4489232">et</w> <w id="4489233">temperandi</w>. <w id="4489235">Sic</w> <w id="4489236">minime</w> <w id="4489237">animadvertetur</w> 
<w id="4489238">delectationis</w> <w id="4489239">aucupium</w> <w id="4489240">et</w> <w id="4489241">quadrandae</w> <w id="4489242">orationis</w> <w id="4489243">industria</w>;
<w id="4489245">quae</w> <w id="4489246">latebit</w> <w id="4489247">eo</w> <w id="4489248">magis</w>, <w id="4489250">si</w> <w id="4489251">et</w> <w id="4489252">verborum</w> <w id="4489253">et</w> <w id="4489254">sententiarum</w> <w id="4489255">ponderibus</w> <w id="4489256">utemur</w>. <w id="4489258">Nam</w> <w id="4489259">qui</w> <w id="4489260">audiunt</w> <w id="4489261">haec</w> <w id="4489262">duo</w> <w id="4489263">animadvertunt</w> <w id="4489264">et</w> <w id="4489265">iucunda</w> <w id="4489266">sibi</w> <w id="4489267">censent</w><ref id="n580" target="ref580" />, <w id="4489269">verba</w> <w id="4489270">dico</w> <w id="4489271">et</w> <w id="4489272">sententias</w>, <w id="4489274">eaque</w>
<w id="4489275">dum</w> <w id="4489276">animis</w> <w id="4489277">attentis</w> <w id="4489278">admirantes</w> <w id="4489279">excipiunt</w>, <w id="4489281">fugit</w> <w id="4489282">eos</w> <w id="4489283">et</w> <w id="4489284">prae</w>-
<w id="4489285">tervolat</w> <w id="4489286">numerus</w>; <w id="4489288">qui</w> <w id="4489289">tamen</w> <w id="4489290">si</w> <w id="4489291">abesset</w>, <w id="4489293">illa</w> <w id="4489294">ipsa</w> <w id="4489295">delecta</w>-
<w id="4489296">rent</w> <w id="4489297">minus</w><ref id="n581" target="ref581" />. <milestone n="198" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4489299">nec</w></reg> <w id="4489300">vero</w> <w id="4489301">is</w> <w id="4489302">cursus</w> <w id="4489303">est</w> <w id="4489304">numerorum</w>—<w id="4489305">orationis</w>
<w id="4489306">dico</w>, <w id="4489308">nam</w> <w id="4489309">est</w> <w id="4489310">longe</w> <w id="4489311">aliter</w> <w id="4489312">in</w> <w id="4489313">versibus</w>—, <w id="4489315">nihil</w> <w id="4489316">ut</w> <w id="4489317">fiat</w> <w id="4489318">extra</w>
<w id="4489319">modum</w>; <w id="4489321">nam</w> <w id="4489322">id</w> <w id="4489323">quidem</w> <w id="4489324">esset</w> <w id="4489325">poema</w>; <w id="4489327">sed</w> <w id="4489328">omnis</w> <w id="4489329">nec</w>
<w id="4489330">claudicans</w> <w id="4489331">nec</w> <w id="4489332">quasi</w> <w id="4489333">fluctuans</w> <w id="4489334">sed</w><ref id="n582" target="ref582" /> <w id="4489335">aequabiliter</w><ref id="n583" target="ref583" /> <w id="4489336">constanter</w>-
<w id="4489337">que</w> <w id="4489338">ingrediens</w> <w id="4489339">numerosa</w> <w id="4489340">habetur</w> <w id="4489341">oratio</w>. <w id="4489343">Atque</w> <w id="4489344">id</w> <w id="4489345">in</w>
<w id="4489346">dicendo</w> <w id="4489347">numerosum</w> <w id="4489348">putatur</w>, <w id="4489350">non</w> <w id="4489351">quod</w> <w id="4489352">totum</w> <w id="4489353">constat</w> <w id="4489354">e</w>
<w id="4489355">numeris</w>, <w id="4489357">sed</w> <w id="4489358">quod</w> <w id="4489359">ad</w> <w id="4489360">numeros</w> <w id="4489361">proxime</w> <w id="4489362">accedit</w>; <w id="4489364">quo</w> <w id="4489365">etiam</w>
<w id="4489366">difficilius</w> <w id="4489367">est</w> <w id="4489368">oratione</w> <w id="4489369">uti</w> <w id="4489370">quam</w> <w id="4489371">versibus</w>, <w id="4489373">quod</w> <w id="4489374">in</w> <w id="4489375">illis</w> <w id="4489376">certa</w>
<w id="4489377">quaedam</w> <w id="4489378">et</w> <w id="4489379">definita</w> <w id="4489380">lex</w> <w id="4489381">est</w>, <w id="4489383">quam</w> <w id="4489384">sequi</w> <w id="4489385">sit</w> <w id="4489386">necesse</w>; <w id="4489388">in</w>

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<w id="4489389">dicendo</w> <w id="4489390">autem</w> <w id="4489391">nihil</w> <w id="4489392">est</w> <w id="4489393">propositum</w>, <w id="4489395">nisi</w> <w id="4489396">ut</w> <w id="4489397">ne</w><ref id="n584" target="ref584" /> <w id="4489398">immo</w>-
<w id="4489399">derata</w> <w id="4489400">aut</w> <w id="4489401">angusta</w> <w id="4489402">aut</w> <w id="4489403">dissoluta</w> <w id="4489404">aut</w> <w id="4489405">fluens</w><ref id="n585" target="ref585" /> <w id="4489406">sit</w> <w id="4489407">oratio</w>. <w id="4489409">Itaque</w>
<w id="4489410">non</w> <w id="4489411">sunt</w> <w id="4489412">in</w> <w id="4489413">ea</w> <w id="4489414">tamquam</w> <w id="4489415">tibicini</w><ref id="n586" target="ref586" /> <w id="4489416">percussionum</w> <w id="4489417">modi</w>, <w id="4489419">sed</w>
<w id="4489420">universa</w> <w id="4489421">comprehensio</w> <w id="4489422">et</w> <w id="4489423">species</w> <w id="4489424">orationis</w> <w id="4489425">clausa</w> <w id="4489426">et</w> <w id="4489427">ter</w>-
<w id="4489428">minata</w> <w id="4489429">est</w>, <w id="4489431">quod</w> <w id="4489432">voluptate</w> <w id="4489433">aurium</w> <w id="4489434">iudicatur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="59" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="199" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4489436">solet</w></reg> <w id="4489437">autem</w> <w id="4489438">quaeri</w> <w id="4489439">totone</w> <w id="4489440">in</w> <w id="4489441">ambitu</w> <w id="4489442">verborum</w> <w id="4489443">numeri</w> 
<w id="4489444">tenendi</w> <w id="4489445">sint</w> <w id="4489446">an</w> <w id="4489447">in</w> <w id="4489448">primis</w> <w id="4489449">partibus</w> <w id="4489450">atque</w> <w id="4489451">in</w> <w id="4489452">extremis</w>; <w id="4489454">plerique</w> <w id="4489455">enim</w> <w id="4489456">censent</w> <w id="4489457">cadere</w> <w id="4489458">tantum</w> <w id="4489459">numerose</w> <w id="4489460">oportere</w> <w id="4489461">termi</w>-
<w id="4489462">narique</w> <w id="4489463">sententiam</w>. <w id="4489465">Est</w> <w id="4489466">autem</w>, <w id="4489468">ut</w> <w id="4489469">id</w> <w id="4489470">maxime</w> <w id="4489471">deceat</w>, <w id="4489473">non</w>
<w id="4489474">ut</w> <w id="4489475">solum</w><ref id="n587" target="ref587" />; <w id="4489477">ponendus</w> <w id="4489478">est</w> <w id="4489479">enim</w> <w id="4489480">ille</w> <w id="4489481">ambitus</w>, <w id="4489483">non</w> <w id="4489484">abiciendus</w>.
<w id="4489486">Qua</w> <w id="4489487">re</w> <w id="4489488">cum</w> <w id="4489489">aures</w> <w id="4489490">extremum</w> <w id="4489491">semper</w> <w id="4489492">exspectent</w> <w id="4489493">in</w> <w id="4489494">eoque</w>
<w id="4489495">acquiescant</w>, <w id="4489497">id</w> <w id="4489498">vacare</w> <w id="4489499">numero</w> <w id="4489500">non</w> <w id="4489501">oportet</w>, <w id="4489503">sed</w> <w id="4489504">ad</w> <w id="4489505">hunc</w>
<w id="4489506">exitum</w> <w id="4489507">iam</w><ref id="n588" target="ref588" /> <w id="4489508">a</w> <w id="4489509">principio</w> <w id="4489510">ferri</w> <w id="4489511">debet</w> <w id="4489512">verborum</w> <w id="4489513">illa</w> <w id="4489514">compre</w>-
<w id="4489515">hensio</w> <w id="4489516">et</w> <w id="4489517">tota</w> <w id="4489518">a</w> <w id="4489519">capite</w> <w id="4489520">ita</w> <w id="4489521">fluere</w>, <w id="4489523">ut</w> <w id="4489524">ad</w> <w id="4489525">extremum</w> <w id="4489526">veniens</w>
<w id="4489527">ipsa</w> <w id="4489528">consistat</w>. <milestone n="200" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4489530">id</w></reg> <w id="4489531">autem</w> <w id="4489532">bona</w> <w id="4489533">disciplina</w> <w id="4489534">exercitatis</w>, <w id="4489536">qui</w> <w id="4489537">et</w>
<w id="4489538">multa</w> <w id="4489539">scripserint</w> <w id="4489540">et</w> <w id="4489541">quaecumque</w> <w id="4489542">etiam</w> <w id="4489543">sine</w> <w id="4489544">scripto</w> <w id="4489545">dicent</w><ref id="n589" target="ref589" />
<w id="4489546">similia</w> <w id="4489547">scriptorum</w> <w id="4489548">effecerint</w>, <w id="4489550">non</w> <w id="4489551">erit</w> <w id="4489552">difficillimum</w>. <w id="4489554">Ante</w>
<w id="4489555">enim</w> <w id="4489556">circumscribitur</w> <w id="4489557">mente</w> <w id="4489558">sententia</w> <w id="4489559">confestimque</w> <w id="4489560">verba</w>
<w id="4489561">concurrunt</w>, <w id="4489563">quae</w> <w id="4489564">mens</w> <w id="4489565">eadem</w>, <w id="4489567">qua</w> <w id="4489568">nihil</w> <w id="4489569">est</w> <w id="4489570">celerius</w>, <w id="4489572">statim</w>
<w id="4489573">dimittit</w>, <w id="4489575">ut</w> <w id="4489576">suo</w> <w id="4489577">quodque</w> <w id="4489578">loco</w> <w id="4489579">respondeant</w><ref id="n590" target="ref590" />; <w id="4489581">quorum</w> <w id="4489582">di</w>-
<w id="4489583">scriptus</w> <w id="4489584">ordo</w> <w id="4489585">alias</w> <w id="4489586">alia</w> <w id="4489587">terminatione</w> <w id="4489588">concluditur</w>. <w id="4489590">Atque</w>
<w id="4489591">omnia</w> <w id="4489592">illa</w> <w id="4489593">et</w> <w id="4489594">prima</w> <w id="4489595">et</w> <w id="4489596">media</w> <w id="4489597">verba</w> <w id="4489598">spectare</w> <w id="4489599">debent</w> <w id="4489600">ad</w>
<w id="4489601">ultimum</w>. <milestone n="201" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4489603">interdum</w></reg> <w id="4489604">enim</w> <w id="4489605">cursus</w> <w id="4489606">est</w> <w id="4489607">in</w> <w id="4489608">oratione</w> <w id="4489609">incitatior</w>, 
<w id="4489611">interdum</w> <w id="4489612">moderata</w> <w id="4489613">ingressio</w>, <w id="4489615">ut</w> <w id="4489616">iam</w> <w id="4489617">a</w> <w id="4489618">principio</w> <w id="4489619">videndum</w>
<w id="4489620">sit</w> <w id="4489621">quem</w> <w id="4489622">ad</w> <w id="4489623">modum</w> <w id="4489624">velis</w> <w id="4489625">venire</w> <w id="4489626">ad</w> <w id="4489627">extremum</w>. <w id="4489629">Nec</w> <w id="4489630">in</w>
<w id="4489631">numeris</w> <w id="4489632">magis</w> <w id="4489633">quam</w> <w id="4489634">in</w> <w id="4489635">reliquis</w> <w id="4489636">ornamentis</w> <w id="4489637">orationis</w>, <w id="4489639">eadem</w>
<w id="4489640">cum</w> <w id="4489641">faciamus</w> <w id="4489642">quae</w> <w id="4489643">poetae</w>, <w id="4489645">effugimus</w> <w id="4489646">tamen</w> <w id="4489647">in</w> <w id="4489648">oratione</w>
<w id="4489649">poematis</w> <w id="4489650">similitudinem</w>. <w id="4489652">Est</w> <w id="4489653">enim</w> <w id="4489654">in</w> <w id="4489655">utroque</w> <w id="4489656">et</w> <w id="4489657">materia</w> <w id="4489658">et</w>
<w id="4489659">tractatio</w>: <w id="4489660">materia</w> <w id="4489661">in</w> <w id="4489662">verbis</w>, <w id="4489664">tractatio</w> <w id="4489665">in</w> <w id="4489666">conlocatione</w> <w id="4489667">ver</w>-
<w id="4489668">borum</w>. <milestone n="60" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4489670">ternae</w></reg> <w id="4489671">autem</w> <w id="4489672">sunt</w> <w id="4489673">utriusque</w> <w id="4489674">partes</w>: <w id="4489675">verborum</w> 
<w id="4489676">translatum</w>, <w id="4489678">novum</w>, <w id="4489680">priscum</w>-<w id="4489681">nam</w> <w id="4489682">de</w> <w id="4489683">propriis</w> <w id="4489684">nihil</w> <w id="4489685">hoc</w> <w id="4489686">loco</w>

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<w id="4489687">dicimus</w>—; <w id="4489689">conlocationis</w><ref id="n591" target="ref591" /> <w id="4489690">autem</w> <w id="4489691">eae</w> <w id="4489692">quas</w> <w id="4489693">diximus</w>, <w id="4489695">com</w>-
<w id="4489696">positio</w>, <w id="4489698">concinnitas</w>, <w id="4489700">numerus</w>. <milestone n="202" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4489702">sed</w></reg> <w id="4489703">in</w> <w id="4489704">utroque</w> <w id="4489705">frequen</w>-
<w id="4489706">tiores</w> <w id="4489707">sunt</w> <w id="4489708">et</w> <w id="4489709">liberiores</w> <w id="4489710">poetae</w>; <w id="4489712">nam</w> <w id="4489713">et</w> <w id="4489714">transferunt</w> <w id="4489715">verba</w>
<w id="4489716">cum</w> <w id="4489717">crebrius</w> <w id="4489718">tum</w> <w id="4489719">etiam</w> <w id="4489720">audacius</w> <w id="4489721">et</w> <w id="4489722">priscis</w> <w id="4489723">libentius</w> <w id="4489724">utuntur</w> <w id="4489725">et</w> <w id="4489726">liberius</w> <w id="4489727">novis</w>. <w id="4489729">Quod</w> <w id="4489730">idem</w> <w id="4489731">fit</w> <w id="4489732">in</w> <w id="4489733">numeris</w>, <w id="4489735">in</w> <w id="4489736">quibus</w>
<w id="4489737">quasi</w> <w id="4489738">necessitati</w> <w id="4489739">parere</w> <w id="4489740">coguntur</w>. <w id="4489742">Sed</w> <w id="4489743">tamen</w> <w id="4489744">haec</w> <w id="4489745">nec</w>
<w id="4489746">nimis</w> <w id="4489747">esse</w> <w id="4489748">diversa</w> <w id="4489749">neque</w> <w id="4489750">nullo</w> <w id="4489751">modo</w><ref id="n592" target="ref592" /> <w id="4489752">coniuncta</w> <w id="4489753">intellegi</w>
<w id="4489754">licet</w>. <w id="4489756">Ita</w> <w id="4489757">fit</w> <w id="4489758">ut</w> <w id="4489759">non</w> <w id="4489760">item</w> <w id="4489761">in</w> <w id="4489762">oratione</w> <w id="4489763">ut</w> <w id="4489764">in</w> <w id="4489765">versu</w> <w id="4489766">numerus</w>
<w id="4489767">exstet</w> <w id="4489768">idque</w> <w id="4489769">quod</w> <w id="4489770">numerosum</w> <w id="4489771">in</w> <w id="4489772">oratione</w> <w id="4489773">dicitur</w> <w id="4489774">non</w> <w id="4489775">semper</w>
<w id="4489776">numero</w> <w id="4489777">fiat</w>, <w id="4489779">sed</w> <w id="4489780">non</w> <w id="4489781">numquam</w> <w id="4489782">aut</w> <w id="4489783">concinnitate</w> <w id="4489784">aut</w> <w id="4489785">con</w>- 
<w id="4489786">structione</w> <w id="4489787">verborum</w>. <milestone n="203" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4489789">ita</w></reg> <w id="4489790">si</w> <w id="4489791">numerus</w> <w id="4489792">orationis</w> <w id="4489793">quaeritur</w> <w id="4489794">qui</w>
<w id="4489795">sit</w>, <w id="4489797">omnis</w> <w id="4489798">est</w>, <w id="4489800">sed</w> <w id="4489801">alius</w> <w id="4489802">alio</w> <w id="4489803">melior</w> <w id="4489804">atque</w> <w id="4489805">aptior</w>; <w id="4489807">si</w> <w id="4489808">locus</w>, <w id="4489810">in</w>
<w id="4489811">omni</w> <w id="4489812">parte</w> <w id="4489813">verborum</w>; <w id="4489815">si</w> <w id="4489816">unde</w> <w id="4489817">ortus</w> <w id="4489818">sit</w>, <w id="4489820">ex</w> <w id="4489821">aurium</w> <w id="4489822">voluptate</w>; <w id="4489824">si</w> <w id="4489825">componendorum</w> <w id="4489826">ratio</w>, <w id="4489828">dicetur</w> <w id="4489829">alio</w> <w id="4489830">loco</w>, <w id="4489832">quia</w> <w id="4489833">pertinet</w> <w id="4489834">ad</w> <w id="4489835">usum</w>, <w id="4489837">quae</w> <w id="4489838">pars</w> <w id="4489839">quarta</w> <w id="4489840">et</w> <w id="4489841">extrema</w> <w id="4489842">nobis</w> <w id="4489843">in</w> <w id="4489844">divi</w>- 
<w id="4489845">dendo</w> <w id="4489846">fuit</w>; <w id="4489848">si</w> <w id="4489849">ad</w> <w id="4489850">quam</w> <w id="4489851">rem</w> <w id="4489852">adhibeatur</w>, <w id="4489854">ad</w> <w id="4489855">delectationem</w>;
<w id="4489857">si</w> <w id="4489858">quando</w>, <w id="4489860">semper</w>; <w id="4489862">si</w> <w id="4489863">quo</w> <w id="4489864">loco</w>, <w id="4489866">in</w> <w id="4489867">tota</w> <w id="4489868">continuatione</w> <w id="4489869">verborum</w>; <w id="4489871">si</w> <w id="4489872">quae</w> <w id="4489873">res</w> <w id="4489874">efficiat</w> <w id="4489875">voluptatem</w>, <w id="4489877">eadem</w> <w id="4489878">quae</w> <w id="4489879">in</w>
<w id="4489880">versibus</w>, <w id="4489882">quorum</w> <w id="4489883">modum</w> <w id="4489884">notat</w> <w id="4489885">ars</w>, <w id="4489887">sed</w> <w id="4489888">aures</w> <w id="4489889">ipsae</w> <w id="4489890">tacito</w>
<w id="4489891">eum</w> <w id="4489892">sensu</w><ref id="n593" target="ref593" /> <w id="4489893">sine</w> <w id="4489894">arte</w> <w id="4489895">definiunt</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="61" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="204" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4489897">satis</w></reg> <w id="4489898">multa</w> <w id="4489899">de</w> <w id="4489900">natura</w>; <w id="4489902">sequitur</w> <w id="4489903">usus</w>, <w id="4489905">de</w> <w id="4489906">quo</w> <w id="4489907">est</w> <w id="4489908">accu</w>-
<w id="4489909">ratius</w> <w id="4489910">disputandum</w>. <w id="4489912">In</w> <w id="4489913">quo</w> <w id="4489914">quaesitum</w> <w id="4489915">est</w> <w id="4489916">in</w> <w id="4489917">totone</w> <w id="4489918">cir</w>-
<w id="4489919">cuitu</w> <w id="4489920">illo</w> <w id="4489921">orationis</w>, <w id="4489923">quem</w> <w id="4489924">Graeci</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4489925">περίοδον</w>,</foreign> <w id="4489927">nos</w> <w id="4489928">tum</w> <w id="4489929">ambitum</w>, <w id="4489931">tum</w> <w id="4489932">circuitum</w>, <w id="4489934">tum</w> <w id="4489935">comprehensionem</w> <w id="4489936">aut</w> <w id="4489937">continuationem</w> <w id="4489938">aut</w> <w id="4489939">circumscriptionem</w> <w id="4489940">dicimus</w>, <w id="4489942">an</w> <w id="4489943">in</w> <w id="4489944">principiis</w> 
<w id="4489945">solum</w> <w id="4489946">an</w> <w id="4489947">in</w> <w id="4489948">extremis</w> <w id="4489949">an</w> <w id="4489950">in</w> <w id="4489951">utraque</w> <w id="4489952">parte</w> <w id="4489953">numerus</w> <w id="4489954">tenendus</w>
<w id="4489955">sit</w>; <w id="4489957">deinde</w> <w id="4489958">cum</w> <w id="4489959">aliud</w> <w id="4489960">videatur</w> <w id="4489961">esse</w> <w id="4489962">numerus</w> <w id="4489963">aliud</w> <w id="4489964">numero</w>-
<w id="4489965">sum</w>, <w id="4489967">quid</w> <w id="4489968">intersit</w>. <milestone n="205" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4489970">tum</w></reg> <w id="4489971">autem</w> <w id="4489972">in</w> <w id="4489973">omnibusne</w> <w id="4489974">numeris</w>
<w id="4489975">aequaliter</w> <w id="4489976">particulas</w> <w id="4489977">deceat</w> <w id="4489978">incidere</w> <w id="4489979">an</w> <w id="4489980">facere</w> <w id="4489981">alias</w> <w id="4489982">breviores</w> <w id="4489983">alias</w> <w id="4489984">longiores</w>, <w id="4489986">idque</w> <w id="4489987">quando</w> <w id="4489988">aut</w> <w id="4489989">cur</w>; <w id="4489991">quibusque</w>
<w id="4489992">partibus</w>, <w id="4489994">pluribusne</w> <w id="4489995">an</w> <w id="4489996">singulis</w>, <w id="4489998">imparibus</w> <w id="4489999">an</w> <w id="4490000">aequalibus</w>,

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<w id="4490002">et</w> <w id="4490003">quando</w> <w id="4490004">aut</w> <w id="4490005">istis</w><ref id="n594" target="ref594" /> <w id="4490006">aut</w> <w id="4490007">illis</w> <w id="4490008">sit</w> <w id="4490009">utendum</w>; <w id="4490011">quaeque</w> <w id="4490012">inter</w> <w id="4490013">se</w>
<w id="4490014">aptissime</w> <w id="4490015">conlocentur</w> <w id="4490016">et</w> <w id="4490017">quo</w> <w id="4490018">modo</w>, <w id="4490020">an</w> <w id="4490021">omnino</w> <w id="4490022">nulla</w> <w id="4490023">sit</w> <w id="4490024">in</w>
<w id="4490025">eo</w> <w id="4490026">genere</w> <w id="4490027">distinctio</w>; <w id="4490029">quodque</w> <w id="4490030">ad</w> <w id="4490031">rem</w> <w id="4490032">maxime</w> <w id="4490033">pertinet</w>, <w id="4490035">qua</w>
<w id="4490036">ratione</w> <w id="4490037">numerosa</w> <w id="4490038">fiat</w> <w id="4490039">oratio</w>. <milestone n="206" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4490041">explicandum</w></reg> <w id="4490042">etiam</w> <w id="4490043">est</w> <w id="4490044">unde</w>
<w id="4490045">orta</w> <w id="4490046">sit</w> <w id="4490047">forma</w> <w id="4490048">verborum</w> <w id="4490049">dicendumque</w> <w id="4490050">quantos</w> <w id="4490051">circuitus</w>
<w id="4490052">facere</w> <w id="4490053">deceat</w> <w id="4490054">deque</w> <w id="4490055">eorum</w> <w id="4490056">particulis</w> <w id="4490057">et</w> <w id="4490058">tamquam</w> <w id="4490059">incisionibus</w> <w id="4490060">disserendum</w> <w id="4490061">est</w> <w id="4490062">quaerendumque</w> <w id="4490063">utrum</w> <w id="4490064">una</w> <w id="4490065">species</w> <w id="4490066">et</w>
<w id="4490067">longitude</w> <w id="4490068">sit</w> <w id="4490069">earum</w> <w id="4490070">anne</w> <w id="4490071">plures</w> <w id="4490072">et</w>, <w id="4490074">si</w> <w id="4490075">plures</w>, <w id="4490077">quo</w> <w id="4490078">loco</w> <w id="4490079">aut</w>
<w id="4490080">quando</w> <w id="4490081">quoque</w> <w id="4490082">genere</w> <w id="4490083">uti</w> <w id="4490084">oporteat</w>. <w id="4490086">Postremo</w> <w id="4490087">totius</w>
<w id="4490088">generis</w> <w id="4490089">utilitas</w> <w id="4490090">explicanda</w> <w id="4490091">est</w>, <w id="4490093">quae</w> <w id="4490094">quidem</w> <w id="4490095">patet</w> <w id="4490096">latius</w>;
<w id="4490098">non</w> <w id="4490099">ad</w> <w id="4490100">unam</w> <w id="4490101">enim</w> <w id="4490102">rem</w> <w id="4490103">aliquam</w>, <w id="4490105">sed</w> <w id="4490106">ad</w> <w id="4490107">pluris</w> <w id="4490108">accommodatur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="207" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4490110">ac</w></reg> <w id="4490111">licet</w> <w id="4490112">non</w> <w id="4490113">ad</w> <w id="4490114">singula</w><ref id="n595" target="ref595" /> <w id="4490115">respondentem</w> <w id="4490116">de</w> <w id="4490117">universo</w> <w id="4490118">genere</w> 
<w id="4490119">sic</w> <w id="4490120">dicere</w>, <w id="4490122">ut</w> <w id="4490123">etiam</w> <w id="4490124">singulis</w> <w id="4490125">satis</w> <w id="4490126">responsum</w> <w id="4490127">esse</w> <w id="4490128">videatur</w>.
<w id="4490130">Remotis</w> <w id="4490131">igitur</w> <w id="4490132">reliquis</w> <w id="4490133">generibus</w> <w id="4490134">unum</w> <w id="4490135">selegimus</w> <w id="4490136">hoc</w>, <w id="4490138">quod</w>
<w id="4490139">in</w> <w id="4490140">causis</w> <w id="4490141">foroque</w> <w id="4490142">versatur</w>, <w id="4490144">de</w> <w id="4490145">quo</w> <w id="4490146">diceremus</w>. <w id="4490148">Ergo</w> <w id="4490149">in</w>
<w id="4490150">aliis</w>, <w id="4490152">id</w> <w id="4490153">est</w> <w id="4490154">in</w> <w id="4490155">historia</w> <w id="4490156">et</w> <w id="4490157">in</w> <w id="4490158">eo</w> <w id="4490159">quod</w> <w id="4490160">appellamus</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4490161">ἐπιδεικτικόν</w>,</foreign>
<w id="4490163">placet</w> <w id="4490164">omnia</w> <w id="4490165">dici</w> <w id="4490166">Isocrateo</w> <w id="4490167">Theopompeoque</w> <w id="4490168">more</w> <w id="4490169">illa</w> <w id="4490170">cir</w>-
<w id="4490171">cumscriptione</w> <w id="4490172">ambituque</w>, <w id="4490174">ut</w> <w id="4490175">tamquam</w> <w id="4490176">in</w> <w id="4490177">orbe</w> <w id="4490178">inclusa</w>
<w id="4490179">currat</w> <w id="4490180">oratio</w>, <w id="4490182">quoad</w> <w id="4490183">insistat</w> <w id="4490184">in</w> <w id="4490185">singulis</w> <w id="4490186">perfectis</w> <w id="4490187">absolutis</w>-
<w id="4490188">que</w> <w id="4490189">sententiis</w>. <milestone n="208" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4490191">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4490192">postea</w> <w id="4490193">quam</w> <w id="4490194">est</w> <w id="4490195">nata</w> <w id="4490196">haec</w> <w id="4490197">vel</w> <w id="4490198">cir</w>- 
<w id="4490199">cumscriptio</w> <w id="4490200">vel</w> <w id="4490201">comprehensio</w> <w id="4490202">vel</w> <w id="4490203">continuatio</w> <w id="4490204">vel</w> <w id="4490205">ambitus</w>,
<w id="4490207">si</w> <w id="4490208">ita</w> <w id="4490209">licet</w> <w id="4490210">dicere</w>, <w id="4490212">nemo</w>, <w id="4490214">qui</w> <w id="4490215">aliquo</w> <w id="4490216">esset</w> <w id="4490217">in</w> <w id="4490218">numero</w>, <w id="4490220">scripsit</w>
<w id="4490221">orationem</w> <w id="4490222">generis</w> <w id="4490223">eius</w> <w id="4490224">quod</w> <w id="4490225">esset</w> <w id="4490226">ad</w> <w id="4490227">delectationem</w> <w id="4490228">com</w>-
<w id="4490229">paratum</w> <w id="4490230">remotumque</w> <w id="4490231">a</w> <w id="4490232">iudiciis</w> <w id="4490233">forensique</w> <w id="4490234">certamine</w>, <w id="4490236">quin</w>
<w id="4490237">redigeret</w> <w id="4490238">omnis</w> <w id="4490239">fere</w> <w id="4490240">in</w> <w id="4490241">quadrum</w> <w id="4490242">numerumque</w> <w id="4490243">sententias</w>.
<w id="4490245">Nam</w> <w id="4490246">cum</w> <w id="4490247">is</w> <w id="4490248">est</w> <w id="4490249">auditor</w> <w id="4490250">qui</w> <w id="4490251">non</w> <w id="4490252">vereatur</w> <w id="4490253">ne</w> <w id="4490254">compositae</w>
<w id="4490255">orationis</w> <w id="4490256">insidiis</w> <w id="4490257">sua</w> <w id="4490258">fides</w> <w id="4490259">attemptetur</w>, <w id="4490261">gratiam</w> <w id="4490262">quoque</w>
<w id="4490263">habet</w> <w id="4490264">oratori</w> <w id="4490265">voluptati</w> <w id="4490266">aurium</w> <w id="4490267">servienti</w>. <milestone n="62" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="209" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4490269">genus</w></reg> <w id="4490270">autem</w> <w id="4490271">hoc</w>
<w id="4490272">orationis</w> <w id="4490273">neque</w> <w id="4490274">totum</w> <w id="4490275">adsumendum</w> <w id="4490276">est</w> <w id="4490277">ad</w> <w id="4490278">causas</w> <w id="4490279">forensis</w>
<w id="4490280">neque</w> <w id="4490281">omnino</w> <w id="4490282">repudiandum</w>, <w id="4490284">si</w> <w id="4490285">enim</w> <w id="4490286">semper</w> <w id="4490287">utare</w>, <w id="4490289">cum</w>
<w id="4490290">satietatem</w> <w id="4490291">adfert</w> <w id="4490292">tum</w> <w id="4490293">quale</w> <w id="4490294">sit</w> <w id="4490295">etiam</w> <w id="4490296">ab</w> <w id="4490297">imperitis</w> <w id="4490298">agnosci</w>-

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<w id="4490299">tur</w>; <w id="4490301">detrahit</w> <w id="4490302">praeterea</w> <w id="4490303">actionis</w> <w id="4490304">dolorem</w>, <w id="4490306">aufert</w> <w id="4490307">humanum</w>
<w id="4490308">sensum</w> <w id="4490309">auditoris</w><ref id="n596" target="ref596" />, <w id="4490311">tollit</w> <w id="4490312">funditus</w> <w id="4490313">veritatem</w> <w id="4490314">et</w> <w id="4490315">fidem</w>.
<w id="4490317">Sed</w> <w id="4490318">quoniam</w> <w id="4490319">adhibenda</w> <w id="4490320">non</w> <w id="4490321">numquam</w> <w id="4490322">est</w>, <w id="4490324">primum</w>
<w id="4490325">videndum</w> <w id="4490326">est</w> <w id="4490327">quo</w> <w id="4490328">loco</w>, <w id="4490330">deinde</w> <w id="4490331">quam</w> <w id="4490332">diu</w> <w id="4490333">retinenda</w> <w id="4490334">sit</w>, <w id="4490336">tum</w>
<w id="4490337">quot</w> <w id="4490338">modis</w> <w id="4490339">commutanda</w>. <milestone n="210" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4490341">adhibenda</w></reg> <w id="4490342">est</w> <w id="4490343">igitur</w> <w id="4490344">numerosa</w>
<w id="4490345">oratio</w>, <w id="4490347">si</w> <w id="4490348">aut</w> <w id="4490349">laudandum</w> <w id="4490350">est</w> <w id="4490351">aliquid</w> <w id="4490352">ornatius</w>, <w id="4490354">ut</w><ref id="n597" target="ref597" /> <w id="4490355">nos</w> <w id="4490356">in</w>
<w id="4490357">accusationis</w> <w id="4490358">secundo</w> <w id="4490359">de</w> <w id="4490360">Siciliae</w> <w id="4490361">laude</w> <w id="4490362">diximus</w>, <w id="4490364">ut</w> <w id="4490365">in</w> <w id="4490366">senatu</w>
<w id="4490367">de</w> <w id="4490368">consulatu</w> <w id="4490369">meo</w><ref id="n598" target="ref598" />, <w id="4490371">aut</w> <w id="4490372">exponenda</w> <w id="4490373">narratio</w>, <w id="4490375">quae</w> <w id="4490376">plus</w> <w id="4490377">dignitatis</w> <w id="4490378">desiderat</w><ref id="n599" target="ref599" /> <w id="4490379">quam</w> <w id="4490380">doloris</w>, <w id="4490382">ut</w> <w id="4490383">in</w> <w id="4490384">quarto</w> <w id="4490385">accusationis</w> <w id="4490386">de</w>
<w id="4490387">Hennensi</w> <w id="4490388">Cerere</w>, <w id="4490390">de</w> <w id="4490391">Segestana</w> <w id="4490392">Diana</w>, <w id="4490394">de</w> <w id="4490395">Syracusarum</w> <w id="4490396">situ</w> 
<w id="4490397">diximus</w>. <w id="4490399">Saepe</w> <w id="4490400">etiam</w> <w id="4490401">in</w> <w id="4490402">amplificanda</w> <w id="4490403">re</w> <w id="4490404">concessu</w> <w id="4490405">omnium</w>
<w id="4490406">funditur</w> <w id="4490407">numerose</w> <w id="4490408">et</w> <w id="4490409">volubiliter</w> <w id="4490410">oratio</w>. <w id="4490412">Id</w> <w id="4490413">nos</w> <w id="4490414">fortasse</w>
<w id="4490415">non</w> <w id="4490416">perfecimus</w>, <w id="4490418">conati</w> <w id="4490419">quidem</w> <w id="4490420">saepissime</w> <w id="4490421">sumus</w>; <w id="4490423">quod</w>
<w id="4490424">plurimis</w> <w id="4490425">locis</w> <w id="4490426">perorationes</w> <w id="4490427">nostrae</w> <w id="4490428">voluisse</w> <w id="4490429">nos</w> <w id="4490430">atque</w> <w id="4490431">animo</w>
<w id="4490432">contendisse</w> <w id="4490433">declarant</w>. <w id="4490435">Id</w> <w id="4490436">autem</w> <w id="4490437">tum</w> <w id="4490438">valet</w> <w id="4490439">cum</w> <w id="4490440">is</w> <w id="4490441">qui</w> 
<w id="4490442">audit</w> <w id="4490443">ab</w> <w id="4490444">oratore</w> <w id="4490445">iam</w> <w id="4490446">obsessus</w> <w id="4490447">est</w> <w id="4490448">ac</w> <w id="4490449">tenetur</w>. <w id="4490451">Non</w> <w id="4490452">enim</w> <w id="4490453">id</w>
<w id="4490454">agit</w> <w id="4490455">ut</w> <w id="4490456">insidietur</w> <w id="4490457">et</w> <w id="4490458">observet</w>, <w id="4490460">sed</w> <w id="4490461">iam</w> <w id="4490462">favet</w> <w id="4490463">processumque</w>
<w id="4490464">vult</w> <w id="4490465">dicendique</w> <w id="4490466">vim</w> <w id="4490467">admirans</w> <w id="4490468">non</w> <w id="4490469">anquirit</w><ref id="n600" target="ref600" /> <w id="4490470">quid</w> <w id="4490471">reprehendat</w><ref id="n601" target="ref601" />.
<milestone n="211" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4490473">haec</w></reg> <w id="4490474">autem</w> <w id="4490475">forma</w> <w id="4490476">retinenda</w> <w id="4490477">non</w> <w id="4490478">diu</w> <w id="4490479">est</w>, <w id="4490481">nec</w> <w id="4490482">dico</w><ref id="n602" target="ref602" /> <w id="4490483">in</w> <w id="4490484">per</w>-
<w id="4490485">oratione</w>, <w id="4490487">quam</w> <w id="4490488">ipsam</w> <w id="4490489">includit</w><ref id="n603" target="ref603" />, <w id="4490491">sed</w> <w id="4490492">in</w> <w id="4490493">orationis</w> <w id="4490494">reliquis</w>
<w id="4490495">partibus</w>. <w id="4490497">Nam</w> <w id="4490498">cum</w> <w id="4490499">sis</w> <w id="4490500">eis</w> <w id="4490501">locis</w> <w id="4490502">usus</w> <w id="4490503">quibus</w> <w id="4490504">ostendi</w> <w id="4490505">licere</w><ref id="n604" target="ref604" />,
<w id="4490507">transferenda</w> <w id="4490508">tota</w> <w id="4490509">dictio</w> <w id="4490510">est</w> <w id="4490511">ad</w> <w id="4490512">illa</w> <w id="4490513">quae</w> <w id="4490514">nescio</w> <w id="4490515">cur</w>, <w id="4490517">cum</w>
<w id="4490518">Graeci</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4490519">κόμματα</w></foreign> <w id="4490520">et</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4490521">κῶλα</w></foreign> <w id="4490522">nominent</w>, <w id="4490524">nos</w> <w id="4490525">non</w> <w id="4490526">recte</w> <w id="4490527">incisa</w> <w id="4490528">et</w>
<w id="4490529">membra</w> <w id="4490530">dicamus</w>. <w id="4490532">Neque</w> <w id="4490533">enim</w> <w id="4490534">esse</w> <w id="4490535">possunt</w> <w id="4490536">rebus</w> <w id="4490537">ignotis</w>
<w id="4490538">nota</w> <w id="4490539">nomina</w>, <w id="4490541">sed</w> <w id="4490542">cum</w> <w id="4490543">verba</w> <w id="4490544">aut</w> <w id="4490545">suavitatis</w> <w id="4490546">aut</w> <w id="4490547">inopiae</w> <w id="4490548">causa</w>
<w id="4490549">transferre</w> <w id="4490550">soleamus</w>, <w id="4490552">in</w> <w id="4490553">omnibus</w> <w id="4490554">hoc</w> <w id="4490555">fit</w> <w id="4490556">artibus</w>, <w id="4490558">ut</w>, <w id="4490560">cum</w> <w id="4490561">id</w>
<w id="4490562">appellandum</w> <w id="4490563">sit</w> <w id="4490564">quod</w> <w id="4490565">propter</w> <w id="4490566">rerum</w> <w id="4490567">ignorationem</w> <w id="4490568">ipsarum</w>

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<w id="4490569">nullum</w> <w id="4490570">habuerit</w> <w id="4490571">ante</w> <w id="4490572">nomen</w>, <w id="4490574">necessitas</w> <w id="4490575">cogat</w><ref id="n605" target="ref605" /> <w id="4490576">aut</w> <w id="4490577">novum</w>
<w id="4490578">facere</w> <w id="4490579">verbum</w> <w id="4490580">aut</w> <w id="4490581">a</w> <w id="4490582">simili</w> <w id="4490583">mutuari</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="63" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="212" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4490585">quo</w></reg> <w id="4490586">autem</w> <w id="4490587">pacto</w> <w id="4490588">deceat</w> <w id="4490589">incise</w> <w id="4490590">membratimve</w> <w id="4490591">dici</w> <w id="4490592">iam</w> 
<w id="4490593">videbimus</w>; <w id="4490595">nunc</w> <w id="4490596">quot</w> <w id="4490597">modis</w> <w id="4490598">mutentur</w> <w id="4490599">comprehensiones</w>
<w id="4490600">conclusionesque</w> <w id="4490601">dicendum</w> <w id="4490602">est</w>. <w id="4490604">Fluit</w> <w id="4490605">omnino</w> <w id="4490606">numerus</w> <w id="4490607">a</w>
<w id="4490608">primo</w> <w id="4490609">tum</w> <w id="4490610">incitatius</w> <w id="4490611">brevitate</w> <w id="4490612">pedum</w>, <w id="4490614">tum</w> <w id="4490615">proceritate</w>
<w id="4490616">tardius</w>. <w id="4490618">Cursum</w> <w id="4490619">contentiones</w> <w id="4490620">magis</w> <w id="4490621">requirunt</w>, <w id="4490623">expositiones</w> <w id="4490624">rerum</w> <w id="4490625">tarditatem</w>. <w id="4490627">Insistit</w> <w id="4490628">autem</w> <w id="4490629">ambitus</w> <w id="4490630">modis</w>
<w id="4490631">pluribus</w>, <w id="4490633">e</w> <w id="4490634">quibus</w> <w id="4490635">unum</w> <w id="4490636">est</w> <w id="4490637">secuta</w> <w id="4490638">Asia</w> <w id="4490639">maxime</w>, <w id="4490641">qui</w>
<w id="4490642">dichoreus</w> <w id="4490643">vocatur</w>, <w id="4490645">cum</w> <w id="4490646">duo</w> <w id="4490647">extremi</w> <w id="4490648">chorei</w> <w id="4490649">sunt</w>, <w id="4490651">id</w> <w id="4490652">est</w>
<w id="4490653">e</w> <w id="4490654">singulis</w> <w id="4490655">longis</w> <w id="4490656">et</w> <w id="4490657">brevibus</w>. <w id="4490659">Explanandum</w> <w id="4490660">est</w> <w id="4490661">enim</w>, <w id="4490663">quod</w><ref id="n606" target="ref606" />
<w id="4490664">ab</w> <w id="4490665">aliis</w><ref id="n607" target="ref607" /> <w id="4490666">eidem</w> <w id="4490667">pedes</w> <w id="4490668">aliis</w> <w id="4490669">vocabulis</w> <w id="4490670">nominantur</w>. <milestone n="213" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4490672">dichoreus</w></reg> 
<w id="4490673">non</w> <w id="4490674">est</w> <w id="4490675">ille</w> <w id="4490676">quidem</w> <w id="4490677">sua</w> <w id="4490678">sponte</w> <w id="4490679">vitiosus</w> <w id="4490680">in</w> <w id="4490681">clausulis</w>, <w id="4490683">sed</w> <w id="4490684">in</w>
<w id="4490685">orationis</w> <w id="4490686">numero</w> <w id="4490687">nihil</w> <w id="4490688">est</w> <w id="4490689">tam</w> <w id="4490690">vitiosum</w> <w id="4490691">quam</w> <w id="4490692">si</w> <w id="4490693">semper</w> <w id="4490694">est</w>
1<w id="4490695">idem</w>. <w id="4490697">Cadit</w> <w id="4490698">autem</w> <w id="4490699">per</w> <w id="4490700">se</w> <w id="4490701">ille</w> <w id="4490702">ipse</w> <w id="4490703">praeclare</w>, <w id="4490705">quo</w> <w id="4490706">etiam</w>
<w id="4490707">satietas</w> <w id="4490708">formidanda</w> <w id="4490709">est</w> <w id="4490710">magis</w>. <w id="4490712">Me</w> <w id="4490713">stante</w> <w id="4490714">C</w>. <w id="4490716">Carbo</w> <w id="4490717">C</w>. <w id="4490719">F</w>.
<w id="4490721">tribunus</w> <w id="4490722">plebis</w> <w id="4490723">in</w> <w id="4490724">contione</w> <w id="4490725">dixit</w> <w id="4490726">his</w> <w id="4490727">verbis</w>: 0 <w id="4490728">Marce</w> <w id="4490729">Druse</w>,
<w id="4490731">patrem</w> <w id="4490732">appello</w>—<w id="4490733">haec</w> <w id="4490734">quidem</w> <w id="4490735">duo</w> <w id="4490736">binis</w> <w id="4490737">pedibus</w> <w id="4490738">incisim</w>;
<w id="4490740">dein</w><ref id="n608" target="ref608" /> <w id="4490741">membratim</w>: <w id="4490742">Tu</w><ref id="n609" target="ref609" /> <w id="4490743">dicere</w> <w id="4490744">solebas</w> <w id="4490745">sacram</w> <w id="4490746">esse</w> <w id="4490747">rem</w>
<w id="4490748">publicam</w> ;—<w id="4490750">haec</w> <w id="4490751">item</w> <w id="4490752">membra</w> <w id="4490753">ternis</w>; <w id="4490755">post</w> <w id="4490756">ambitus</w>: <milestone n="214" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4490757">quicumque</w></reg> <w id="4490758">eam</w> <w id="4490759">violavissent</w>, <w id="4490761">ab</w> <w id="4490762">omnibus</w> <w id="4490763">esse</w> <w id="4490764">ei</w> <w id="4490765">poenas</w> <w id="4490766">persolutas</w>;—<w id="4490768">dichoreus</w>; <w id="4490770">nihil</w> <w id="4490771">enim</w> <w id="4490772">ad</w> <w id="4490773">rem</w>, <w id="4490775">extrema</w> <w id="4490776">illa</w> <w id="4490777">longa</w>
<w id="4490778">sit</w> <w id="4490779">an</w> <w id="4490780">brevis</w>; <w id="4490782">deinde</w>: <w id="4490783">Patris</w> <w id="4490784">dictum</w> <w id="4490785">sapiens</w> <w id="4490786">temeritas</w> <w id="4490787">fili</w>
<w id="4490788">comprobavit</w>—<w id="4490789">hoc</w> <w id="4490790">dichoreo</w> <w id="4490791">tantus</w> <w id="4490792">clamor</w> <w id="4490793">contionis</w> <w id="4490794">exci</w>-
<w id="4490795">tatus</w> <w id="4490796">est</w>, <w id="4490798">ut</w> <w id="4490799">admirabile</w> <w id="4490800">esset</w>. <w id="4490802">Quaero</w> <w id="4490803">nonne</w> <w id="4490804">id</w> <w id="4490805">numerus</w>
<w id="4490806">effecerit</w>? <w id="4490807">Verborum</w> <w id="4490808">ordinem</w> <w id="4490809">immuta</w>, <w id="4490811">fac</w> <w id="4490812">sic</w>: <w id="4490813">Comprobavit</w> <w id="4490814">fili</w> <w id="4490815">temeritas</w>, <w id="4490817">iam</w> <w id="4490818">nihil</w> <w id="4490819">erit</w>, <w id="4490821">etsi</w> <w id="4490822">temeritas</w> <w id="4490823">ex</w> <w id="4490824">tribus</w>
<w id="4490825">brevibus</w> <w id="4490826">et</w> <w id="4490827">longa</w> <w id="4490828">est</w>, <w id="4490830">quem</w><ref id="n610" target="ref610" /> <w id="4490831">Aristoteles</w> <w id="4490832">ut</w> <w id="4490833">optimum</w> <w id="4490834">probat</w>,
<w id="4490836">a</w> <w id="4490837">quo</w> <w id="4490838">dissentio</w>. '<w id="4490840">At</w> <w id="4490841">eadem</w> <w id="4490842">verba</w>, <w id="4490844">eadem</w> <w id="4490845">sententia</w>.' <milestone n="215" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4490847">animo</w></reg> 
<w id="4490848">istuc</w> <w id="4490849">satis</w> <w id="4490850">est</w>, <w id="4490852">auribus</w> <w id="4490853">non</w> <w id="4490854">satis</w>. <w id="4490856">Sed</w> <w id="4490857">id</w> <w id="4490858">crebrius</w> <w id="4490859">fieri</w> <w id="4490860">non</w>

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<w id="4490861">oportet</w>; <w id="4490863">primum</w> <w id="4490864">enim</w> <w id="4490865">numerus</w> <w id="4490866">agnoscitur</w>, <w id="4490868">deinde</w> <w id="4490869">satiat</w>,
<w id="4490871">postea</w> <w id="4490872">cognita</w> <w id="4490873">facilitate</w> <w id="4490874">contemnitur</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="64" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4490876">sed</w></reg> <w id="4490877">sunt</w> <w id="4490878">clausulae</w> <w id="4490879">plures</w>, <w id="4490881">quae</w> <w id="4490882">numerose</w> <w id="4490883">et</w> <w id="4490884">iucunde</w>
<w id="4490885">cadant</w><ref id="n611" target="ref611" />. <w id="4490887">Nam</w> <w id="4490888">et</w> <w id="4490889">creticus</w>, <w id="4490891">qui</w> <w id="4490892">est</w> <w id="4490893">e</w> <w id="4490894">longa</w> <w id="4490895">et</w> <w id="4490896">brevi</w> <w id="4490897">et</w> <w id="4490898">longa</w>,
<w id="4490900">et</w> <w id="4490901">eius</w><ref id="n612" target="ref612" /> <w id="4490902">aequalis</w> <w id="4490903">paean</w>, <w id="4490905">qui</w> <w id="4490906">spatio</w> <w id="4490907">par</w> <w id="4490908">est</w>, <w id="4490910">syllaba</w> <w id="4490911">longior</w>,
<w id="4490913">quam</w><ref id="n613" target="ref613" /> <w id="4490914">commodissime</w> <w id="4490915">putatur</w> <w id="4490916">in</w> <w id="4490917">solutam</w> <w id="4490918">orationem</w> <w id="4490919">inligari</w>,
<w id="4490921">cum</w> <w id="4490922">sit</w> <w id="4490923">duplex</w>. <w id="4490925">Nam</w> <w id="4490926">aut</w> <w id="4490927">e</w> <w id="4490928">longa</w> <w id="4490929">est</w> <w id="4490930">et</w> <w id="4490931">tribus</w> <w id="4490932">brevibus</w>, <w id="4490934">qui</w>
<w id="4490935">numerus</w> <w id="4490936">in</w> <w id="4490937">primo</w> <w id="4490938">viget</w>, <w id="4490940">iacet</w> <w id="4490941">in</w> <w id="4490942">extremo</w>, <w id="4490944">aut</w> <w id="4490945">e</w><ref id="n614" target="ref614" /> <w id="4490946">totidem</w>
<w id="4490947">brevibus</w> <w id="4490948">et</w> <w id="4490949">longa</w>, <del><w id="4490951">in</w><ref id="n615" target="ref615" /></del> <w id="4490952">quem</w> <w id="4490953">optime</w> <w id="4490954">cadere</w> <w id="4490955">censent</w> <w id="4490956">veteres</w>;
<w id="4490958">ego</w> <w id="4490959">non</w> <w id="4490960">plane</w> <w id="4490961">reicio</w>, <w id="4490963">sed</w> <w id="4490964">alios</w> <w id="4490965">antepono</w>. <milestone n="216" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4490967">ne</w></reg> <w id="4490968">spondeus</w> 
<w id="4490969">quidem</w> <w id="4490970">funditus</w> <w id="4490971">est</w> <w id="4490972">repudiandus</w>, <w id="4490974">etsi</w>, <w id="4490976">quod</w> <w id="4490977">est</w> <w id="4490978">e</w> <w id="4490979">longis</w>
<w id="4490980">duabus</w>, <w id="4490982">hebetior</w> <w id="4490983">videtur</w> <w id="4490984">et</w> <w id="4490985">tardior</w>; <w id="4490987">habet</w> <w id="4490988">tamen</w> <w id="4490989">stabilem</w>
<w id="4490990">quendam</w> <w id="4490991">et</w> <w id="4490992">non</w> <w id="4490993">expertem</w> <w id="4490994">dignitatis</w> <w id="4490995">gradum</w>, <w id="4490997">in</w> <w id="4490998">incisionibus</w> <w id="4490999">vero</w> <w id="4491000">multo</w> <w id="4491001">magis</w> <w id="4491002">et</w> <w id="4491003">in</w> <w id="4491004">membris</w>; <w id="4491006">paucitatem</w> <w id="4491007">enim</w>
<w id="4491008">pedum</w> <w id="4491009">gravitate</w> <w id="4491010">sua</w> <w id="4491011">et</w><ref id="n616" target="ref616" /> <w id="4491012">tarditate</w> <w id="4491013">compensat</w>. <w id="4491015">Sed</w> <w id="4491016">hos</w> <w id="4491017">cum</w> 
<w id="4491018">in</w> <w id="4491019">clausulis</w> <w id="4491020">pedes</w> <w id="4491021">nomino</w>, <w id="4491023">non</w> <w id="4491024">loquor</w> <w id="4491025">de</w> <w id="4491026">uno</w> <w id="4491027">pede</w> <w id="4491028">ex</w>-
<w id="4491029">tremo</w>: <w id="4491030">adiungo</w>, <w id="4491032">quod</w> <w id="4491033">minimum</w> <w id="4491034">sit</w><ref id="n617" target="ref617" />, <w id="4491036">proximum</w> <w id="4491037">superiorem</w>,
<w id="4491039">saepe</w> <w id="4491040">etiam</w> <w id="4491041">tertium</w>. <milestone n="217" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4491043">ne</w></reg> <w id="4491044">iambus</w> <w id="4491045">quidem</w>, <w id="4491047">qui</w> <w id="4491048">est</w> <w id="4491049">e</w> <w id="4491050">brevi</w>
<w id="4491051">et</w> <w id="4491052">longa</w>, <w id="4491054">aut</w> <w id="4491055">par</w> <w id="4491056">choreo</w> <w id="4491057">qui</w> <w id="4491058">habet</w> <w id="4491059">tris</w> <w id="4491060">brevis</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4491061">trochaeus</w>,</hi><ref id="n618" target="ref618" /> <w id="4491063">sed</w>
<w id="4491064">spatio</w> <w id="4491065">par</w>, <w id="4491067">non</w> <w id="4491068">syllabis</w>, <w id="4491070">aut</w> <w id="4491071">etiam</w> <w id="4491072">dactylus</w>, <w id="4491074">qui</w> <w id="4491075">est</w> <w id="4491076">e</w> <w id="4491077">long</w> 
<w id="4491078">et</w> <w id="4491079">duabus</w> <w id="4491080">brevibus</w>, <w id="4491082">si</w> <w id="4491083">est</w> <w id="4491084">proximus</w> <w id="4491085">a</w> <w id="4491086">postremo</w>, <w id="4491088">parum</w>
<w id="4491089">volubiliter</w> <w id="4491090">pervenit</w> <w id="4491091">ad</w> <w id="4491092">extremum</w>, <w id="4491094">si</w> <w id="4491095">est</w> <w id="4491096">extremus</w> <w id="4491097">choreus</w>
<w id="4491098">aut</w> <w id="4491099">spondeus</w>; <w id="4491101">numquam</w> <w id="4491102">enim</w> <w id="4491103">interest</w> <w id="4491104">uter</w> <w id="4491105">sit</w> <w id="4491106">eorum</w> <w id="4491107">in</w>
<w id="4491108">pede</w> <w id="4491109">extremo</w>. <w id="4491111">Sed</w> <w id="4491112">idem</w> <w id="4491113">hi</w> <w id="4491114">tres</w> <w id="4491115">pedes</w> <w id="4491116">male</w> <w id="4491117">concludunt</w><ref id="n619" target="ref619" />,
<w id="4491119">si</w> <w id="4491120">quis</w> <w id="4491121">eorum</w> <w id="4491122">in</w> <w id="4491123">extremo</w> <w id="4491124">locatus</w> <w id="4491125">est</w>, <w id="4491127">nisi</w> <w id="4491128">cum</w> <w id="4491129">pro</w> <w id="4491130">cretico</w>
<w id="4491131">postremus</w> <w id="4491132">est</w> <w id="4491133">dactylus</w>; <w id="4491135">nihil</w> <w id="4491136">enim</w> <w id="4491137">interest</w> <w id="4491138">dactylus</w> <w id="4491139">sit</w>
<w id="4491140">extremus</w> <w id="4491141">an</w> <w id="4491142">creticus</w>, <w id="4491144">quia</w> <w id="4491145">postrema</w> <w id="4491146">syllaba</w> <w id="4491147">brevis</w> <w id="4491148">an</w> <w id="4491149">longa</w>
<w id="4491150">sit</w> <w id="4491151">ne</w> <w id="4491152">in</w> <w id="4491153">versu</w> <w id="4491154">quidem</w> <w id="4491155">refert</w>. <milestone n="218" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4491157">qua</w></reg> <w id="4491158">re</w> <w id="4491159">etiam</w> <w id="4491160">paeana</w> <w id="4491161">qui</w>
<w id="4491162">dixit</w> <w id="4491163">aptiorem</w>, <w id="4491165">in</w> <w id="4491166">quo</w> <w id="4491167">esset</w> <w id="4491168">longa</w> <w id="4491169">postrema</w>, <w id="4491171">vidit</w> <w id="4491172">parum</w>,

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<w id="4491174">quoniam</w> <w id="4491175">nihil</w> <w id="4491176">ad</w> <w id="4491177">rem</w> <w id="4491178">est</w>, <w id="4491180">postrema</w> <w id="4491181">quam</w> <w id="4491182">longa</w> <w id="4491183">sit</w>. <w id="4491185">Iam</w>
<w id="4491186">paean</w>, <w id="4491188">quod</w> <w id="4491189">pluris</w> <w id="4491190">habeat</w><ref id="n620" target="ref620" /> <w id="4491191">syllabas</w> <w id="4491192">quam</w> <w id="4491193">tris</w>, <w id="4491195">numerus</w> <w id="4491196">a</w>
<w id="4491197">quibusdam</w>, <w id="4491199">non</w> <w id="4491200">pes</w> <w id="4491201">habetur</w><ref id="n621" target="ref621" />. <w id="4491203">Est</w> <w id="4491204">quidem</w>, <w id="4491206">ut</w> <w id="4491207">inter</w> <w id="4491208">omnis</w>
<w id="4491209">constat</w> <w id="4491210">antiquos</w>, <w id="4491212">Aristotelem</w>, <w id="4491214">Theophrastum</w>, <w id="4491216">Theodectem</w>,
<w id="4491218">Ephorum</w>, <w id="4491220">unus</w> <w id="4491221">aptissimus</w> <w id="4491222">orationi</w> <w id="4491223">vel</w> <w id="4491224">orienti</w> <w id="4491225">vel</w> <w id="4491226">mediae</w>;
<w id="4491228">putant</w> <w id="4491229">illi</w> <w id="4491230">etiam</w> <w id="4491231">cadenti</w>, <w id="4491233">quo</w> <w id="4491234">loco</w> <w id="4491235">mihi</w> <w id="4491236">videtur</w> <w id="4491237">aptior</w>
<w id="4491238">creticus</w>. <w id="4491240">Dochmius</w> <w id="4491241">autem</w> <w id="4491242">e</w> <w id="4491243">quinque</w> <w id="4491244">syllabis</w>, <w id="4491246">brevi</w>, <w id="4491248">duabus</w> <w id="4491249">longis</w>, <w id="4491251">brevi</w>, <w id="4491253">longa</w>, <w id="4491255">ut</w> <w id="4491256">est</w> <w id="4491257">hoc</w>: <w id="4491258">Amicos</w> <w id="4491259">tenes</w>, <w id="4491261">quovis</w>
<w id="4491262">loco</w> <w id="4491263">aptus</w> <w id="4491264">est</w>, <w id="4491266">dum</w> <w id="4491267">semel</w> <w id="4491268">ponatur</w>: <w id="4491269">iteratus</w> <w id="4491270">aut</w> <w id="4491271">continuatus</w>
<w id="4491272">numerum</w> <w id="4491273">apertum</w> <w id="4491274">et</w> <w id="4491275">nimis</w> <w id="4491276">insignem</w> <w id="4491277">facit</w>. <milestone n="65" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="219" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4491279">his</w></reg> <w id="4491280">igitur</w> <w id="4491281">tot</w>
<w id="4491282">commutationibus</w> <w id="4491283">tamque</w> <w id="4491284">variis</w> <w id="4491285">si</w> <w id="4491286">utemur</w>, <w id="4491288">nec</w> <w id="4491289">deprehendetur</w> <w id="4491290">manifesto</w> <w id="4491291">quid</w> <w id="4491292">a</w> <w id="4491293">nobis</w> <w id="4491294">de</w> <w id="4491295">industria</w> <w id="4491296">fiat</w> <w id="4491297">et</w> <w id="4491298">occurretur</w>
<w id="4491299">satietati</w>. <w id="4491301">Et</w> <w id="4491302">quia</w> <w id="4491303">non</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4491304">numero</w> <w id="4491305">solum</w></hi><ref id="n622" target="ref622" /> <w id="4491306">numerosa</w> <w id="4491307">oratio</w> <w id="4491308">sed</w>
<w id="4491309">et</w> <w id="4491310">compositione</w> <w id="4491311">fit</w> <w id="4491312">et</w> <w id="4491313">genere</w>, <w id="4491315">quod</w> <w id="4491316">ante</w> <w id="4491317">dictum</w> <w id="4491318">est</w>, <w id="4491320">con</w>-
<w id="4491321">cinnitatis</w>—<w id="4491322">compositione</w> <w id="4491323">potest</w> <w id="4491324">intellegi</w>, <w id="4491326">cum</w> <w id="4491327">ita</w> <w id="4491328">structa</w>
<w id="4491329">verba</w> <w id="4491330">sunt</w>, <w id="4491332">ut</w> <w id="4491333">numerus</w> <w id="4491334">non</w> <w id="4491335">quaesitus</w> <w id="4491336">sed</w> <w id="4491337">ipse</w> <w id="4491338">secutus</w> <w id="4491339">esse</w>
<w id="4491340">videatur</w>, <w id="4491342">ut</w> <w id="4491343">apud</w> <w id="4491344">Crassum</w>: <w id="4491345">Nam</w> <w id="4491346">ubi</w> <w id="4491347">libido</w> <w id="4491348">dominatur</w>,
<w id="4491350">innocentiae</w> <w id="4491351">leve</w> <w id="4491352">praesidium</w> <w id="4491353">est</w>; <w id="4491355">ordo</w> <w id="4491356">enim</w> <w id="4491357">verborum</w> <w id="4491358">efficit</w>
<w id="4491359">numerum</w> <w id="4491360">sine</w> <w id="4491361">ulla</w> <w id="4491362">aperta</w> <w id="4491363">oratoris</w> <w id="4491364">industria</w>—; <w id="4491366">itaque</w> <w id="4491367">si</w>
<w id="4491368">quae</w> <w id="4491369">veteres</w> <w id="4491370">illi</w>, <w id="4491372">Herodotum</w> <w id="4491373">dico</w> <w id="4491374">et</w> <w id="4491375">Thucydidem</w> <w id="4491376">totamque</w>
<w id="4491377">eam</w> <w id="4491378">aetatem</w>, <w id="4491380">apte</w> <w id="4491381">numeroseque</w> <w id="4491382">dixerunt</w>, <w id="4491384">ea</w> <w id="4491385">non</w> <w id="4491386">numero</w>
<w id="4491387">quaesito</w>, <w id="4491389">sed</w> <w id="4491390">verborum</w> <w id="4491391">conlocatione</w> <w id="4491392">ceciderunt</w>. <milestone n="220" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4491394">formae</w></reg>
<w id="4491395">vero</w> <w id="4491396">quaedam</w> <w id="4491397">sunt</w> <w id="4491398">orationis</w>, <w id="4491400">in</w> <w id="4491401">quibus</w> <w id="4491402">ea</w><ref id="n623" target="ref623" /> <w id="4491403">concinnitas</w> <w id="4491404">est</w>
<w id="4491405">ut</w> <w id="4491406">sequatur</w> <w id="4491407">numerus</w> <w id="4491408">necessario</w>. <w id="4491410">Nam</w> <w id="4491411">cum</w> <w id="4491412">aut</w> <w id="4491413">par</w> <w id="4491414">pari</w>
<w id="4491415">refertur</w> <w id="4491416">aut</w> <w id="4491417">contrarium</w> <w id="4491418">contrario</w> <w id="4491419">opponitur</w> <w id="4491420">aut</w> <w id="4491421">quae</w> <w id="4491422">simi</w>-
<w id="4491423">liter</w> <w id="4491424">cadunt</w> <w id="4491425">verba</w> <w id="4491426">verbis</w> <w id="4491427">comparantur</w>, <w id="4491429">quidquid</w> <w id="4491430">ita</w> <w id="4491431">concluditur</w>, <w id="4491433">plerumque</w> <w id="4491434">fit</w><ref id="n624" target="ref624" /> <w id="4491435">ut</w> <w id="4491436">numerose</w> <w id="4491437">cadat</w>, <w id="4491439">quo</w> <w id="4491440">de</w> <w id="4491441">genere</w>
<w id="4491442">cum</w> <w id="4491443">exemplis</w> <w id="4491444">supra</w> <w id="4491445">diximus</w>; <w id="4491447">ut</w> <w id="4491448">haec</w> <w id="4491449">quoque</w> <w id="4491450">copia</w> <w id="4491451">faculta</w>-
<w id="4491452">tem</w> <w id="4491453">adferat</w> <w id="4491454">non</w> <w id="4491455">semper</w> <w id="4491456">eodem</w> <w id="4491457">modo</w> <w id="4491458">desinendi</w>. <w id="4491460">Nec</w>
<w id="4491461">tamen</w> <w id="4491462">haec</w> <w id="4491463">ita</w> <w id="4491464">sunt</w> <w id="4491465">arta</w> <w id="4491466">et</w> <w id="4491467">astricta</w>, <w id="4491469">ut</w> <w id="4491470">ea</w>, <w id="4491472">cum</w> <w id="4491473">velimus</w>,

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<w id="4491475">laxare</w> <w id="4491476">nequeamus</w>. <w id="4491478">Multum</w><ref id="n625" target="ref625" /> <w id="4491479">interest</w> <w id="4491480">utrum</w> <w id="4491481">numerosa</w> <w id="4491482">sit</w>,
<w id="4491484">id</w> <w id="4491485">est</w> <w id="4491486">similis</w> <w id="4491487">numerorum</w>, <w id="4491489">an</w> <w id="4491490">plane</w> <w id="4491491">e</w> <w id="4491492">numeris</w> <w id="4491493">constet</w> <w id="4491494">oratio</w>;
<w id="4491496">alterum</w> <w id="4491497">si</w> <w id="4491498">fit</w>, <w id="4491500">intolerabile</w> <w id="4491501">vitium</w> <w id="4491502">est</w>, <w id="4491504">alterum</w> <w id="4491505">nisi</w> <w id="4491506">fit</w>, <w id="4491508">dissipata</w> <w id="4491509">et</w> <w id="4491510">inculta</w> <w id="4491511">et</w> <w id="4491512">fluens</w> <w id="4491513">est</w> <w id="4491514">oratio</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="66" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="221" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4491516">sed</w></reg> <w id="4491517">quoniam</w> <w id="4491518">non</w> <w id="4491519">modo</w> <w id="4491520">non</w> <w id="4491521">frequenter</w> <w id="4491522">verum</w> <w id="4491523">etiam</w> 
<w id="4491524">raro</w> <w id="4491525">in</w> <w id="4491526">veris</w> <w id="4491527">causis</w> <w id="4491528">aut</w><ref id="n626" target="ref626" /> <w id="4491529">forensibus</w><ref id="n627" target="ref627" /> <w id="4491530">circumscripte</w> <w id="4491531">numeroseque</w> <w id="4491532">dicendum</w> <w id="4491533">est</w>, <w id="4491535">sequi</w> <w id="4491536">videtur</w>, <w id="4491538">ut</w> <w id="4491539">videamus</w> <w id="4491540">quae</w> <w id="4491541">sint</w>
<w id="4491542">illa</w> <w id="4491543">quae</w> <w id="4491544">supra</w> <w id="4491545">dixi</w> <w id="4491546">incisa</w>, <w id="4491548">quae</w> <w id="4491549">membra</w>. <w id="4491551">Haec</w> <w id="4491552">enim</w> <w id="4491553">in</w>
<w id="4491554">veris</w> <w id="4491555">causis</w> <w id="4491556">maximam</w> <w id="4491557">partem</w> <w id="4491558">orationis</w> <w id="4491559">obtinent</w>. <w id="4491561">Constat</w>
<w id="4491562">enim</w> <w id="4491563">ille</w> <w id="4491564">ambitus</w> <w id="4491565">et</w> <w id="4491566">plena</w> <w id="4491567">comprehensio</w> <w id="4491568">e</w> <w id="4491569">quattuor</w> <w id="4491570">fere</w> 
<w id="4491571">partibus</w><ref id="n628" target="ref628" />, <w id="4491573">quae</w> <w id="4491574">membra</w> <w id="4491575">dicimus</w>, <w id="4491577">ut</w> <w id="4491578">et</w> <w id="4491579">auris</w> <w id="4491580">impleat</w> <w id="4491581">et</w>
<w id="4491582">neque</w><ref id="n629" target="ref629" /> <w id="4491583">brevior</w> <w id="4491584">sit</w> <w id="4491585">quam</w> <w id="4491586">satis</w> <w id="4491587">sit</w> <w id="4491588">neque</w> <w id="4491589">longior</w>. <w id="4491591">Quamquam</w>
<w id="4491592">utrumque</w> <w id="4491593">non</w> <w id="4491594">numquam</w> <w id="4491595">vel</w> <w id="4491596">potius</w> <w id="4491597">saepe</w> <w id="4491598">accidit</w>, <w id="4491600">ut</w> <w id="4491601">aut</w>
<w id="4491602">citius</w> <w id="4491603">insistendum</w> <w id="4491604">sit</w> <w id="4491605">aut</w> <w id="4491606">longius</w> <w id="4491607">procedendum</w>, <w id="4491609">ne</w> <w id="4491610">brevitas</w>
<w id="4491611">defrudasse</w> <w id="4491612">auris</w> <w id="4491613">videatur</w> <w id="4491614">neve</w> <w id="4491615">longitude</w> <w id="4491616">obtudisse</w>. <w id="4491618">Sed</w>
<w id="4491619">habeo</w> <w id="4491620">mediocritatis</w> <w id="4491621">rationem</w>; <w id="4491623">nec</w> <w id="4491624">enim</w> <w id="4491625">loquor</w> <w id="4491626">de</w> <w id="4491627">versu</w>
<w id="4491628">et</w> <w id="4491629">est</w> <w id="4491630">liberior</w> <w id="4491631">aliquanto</w> <w id="4491632">oratio</w>. <del><w id="4491634">E</w> <w id="4491635">quattuor</w> <w id="4491636">igitur</w> <w id="4491637">quasi</w>
<w id="4491638">hexametrorum</w> <w id="4491639">instar</w> <w id="4491640">versuum</w> <w id="4491641">quod</w> <w id="4491642">sit</w> <w id="4491643">constat</w> <w id="4491644">fere</w> <w id="4491645">plena</w>
<w id="4491646">comprehensio</w><ref id="n630" target="ref630" />.</del> <milestone n="222" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4491648">his</w></reg> <w id="4491649">igitur</w> <w id="4491650">singulis</w> <w id="4491651">versibus</w> <w id="4491652">quasi</w> <w id="4491653">nodi</w>
<w id="4491654">apparent</w> <w id="4491655">continuationis</w>, <w id="4491657">quos</w> <w id="4491658">in</w> <w id="4491659">ambitu</w> <w id="4491660">coniungimus</w>. <w id="4491662">Sin</w>
<w id="4491663">membratim</w> <w id="4491664">volumus</w> <w id="4491665">dicere</w>, <w id="4491667">insistimus</w> <w id="4491668">atque</w><ref id="n631" target="ref631" />, <w id="4491670">cum</w> <w id="4491671">opus</w>
<w id="4491672">est</w>, <w id="4491674">ab</w> <w id="4491675">isto</w> <w id="4491676">cursu</w> <w id="4491677">invidioso</w> <w id="4491678">facile</w> <w id="4491679">nos</w> <w id="4491680">et</w> <w id="4491681">saepe</w> <w id="4491682">diiungimus</w>.
<w id="4491684">Sed</w> <w id="4491685">nihil</w> <w id="4491686">tam</w> <w id="4491687">debet</w> <w id="4491688">esse</w><ref id="n632" target="ref632" /> <w id="4491689">numerosum</w> <w id="4491690">quam</w> <w id="4491691">hoc</w>, <w id="4491693">quod</w>
<w id="4491694">minime</w> <w id="4491695">apparet</w> <w id="4491696">et</w> <w id="4491697">valet</w> <w id="4491698">plurimum</w>. <w id="4491700">Ex</w> <w id="4491701">hoc</w> <w id="4491702">genere</w> <w id="4491703">illud</w>
<w id="4491704">est</w> <w id="4491705">Crassi</w>: <w id="4491706">Missos</w> <w id="4491707">faciant</w> <w id="4491708">patronos</w>; <w id="4491710">ipsi</w> <w id="4491711">prodeant</w>;—<w id="4491713">nisi</w> 
<w id="4491714">intervallo</w> <w id="4491715">dixisset</w> <w id="4491716">ipsi</w> <w id="4491717">prodeant</w>, <w id="4491719">sensisset</w> <w id="4491720">profecto</w> <w id="4491721">se</w> <w id="4491722">fudisse</w><ref id="n633" target="ref633" />
<w id="4491723">senarium</w>; <w id="4491725">omnino</w> <w id="4491726">melius</w> <w id="4491727">caderet</w> <w id="4491728">prodeant</w> <w id="4491729">ipsi</w>; <w id="4491731">sed</w> <w id="4491732">de</w>
<w id="4491733">genere</w> <w id="4491734">nunc</w> <w id="4491735">disputo</w>;—<milestone n="223" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4491737">cur</w></reg> <w id="4491738">clandestinis</w> <w id="4491739">consiliis</w> <w id="4491740">nos</w> <w id="4491741">op</w>-

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<w id="4491742">pugnant</w>? <w id="4491743">cur</w> <w id="4491744">de</w> <w id="4491745">perfugis</w><ref id="n634" target="ref634" /> <w id="4491746">nostris</w> <w id="4491747">copias</w> <w id="4491748">comparant</w><ref id="n635" target="ref635" /> <w id="4491749">contra</w>
<w id="4491750">nos</w>? <w id="4491751">Prima</w> <w id="4491752">sunt</w> <w id="4491753">illa</w> <w id="4491754">duo</w>, <w id="4491756">quae</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4491757">κόμματα</w></foreign> <w id="4491758">Graeci</w> <w id="4491759">vocant</w>,
<w id="4491761">nos</w> <w id="4491762">incisa</w> <w id="4491763">dicimus</w>; <w id="4491765">deinde</w> <w id="4491766">tertium</w> <hi rend="italics"><w id="4491767">kw</w>=<w id="4491768">lon</w></hi> <w id="4491769">illi</w>, <w id="4491771">nos</w> <w id="4491772">mem</w>-
<w id="4491773">brum</w>; <w id="4491775">sequitur</w> <w id="4491776">non</w> <w id="4491777">longa</w>—<w id="4491778">ex</w> <w id="4491779">duobus</w> <w id="4491780">enim</w> <w id="4491781">versibus</w>, <w id="4491783">id</w>
<w id="4491784">est</w> <w id="4491785">membris</w>, <w id="4491787">perfecta</w> <w id="4491788">comprehensio</w> <w id="4491789">est</w> <w id="4491790">et</w> <w id="4491791">in</w> <w id="4491792">spondeos</w>
<w id="4491793">cadit</w><ref id="n636" target="ref636" />; <w id="4491795">et</w> <w id="4491796">Crassus</w> <w id="4491797">quidem</w> <w id="4491798">sic</w> <w id="4491799">plerumque</w> <w id="4491800">dicebat</w>, <w id="4491802">idque</w>
<w id="4491803">ipse</w> <w id="4491804">genus</w> <w id="4491805">dicendi</w> <w id="4491806">maxime</w> <w id="4491807">probo</w>. <milestone n="67" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4491809">sed</w></reg> <w id="4491810">quae</w> <w id="4491811">incisim</w> <w id="4491812">aut</w> 
<w id="4491813">membratim</w> <w id="4491814">efferuntur</w>, <w id="4491816">ea</w> <w id="4491817">vel</w> <w id="4491818">aptissime</w> <w id="4491819">cadere</w> <w id="4491820">debent</w>, <w id="4491822">ut</w>
<w id="4491823">est</w> <w id="4491824">apud</w> <w id="4491825">me</w>: <w id="4491826">Domus</w> <w id="4491827">tibi</w> <w id="4491828">deerat</w>? <w id="4491829">at</w> <w id="4491830">habebas</w>. <w id="4491832">Pecunia</w>
<w id="4491833">superabat</w>? <w id="4491834">at</w> <w id="4491835">egebas</w>; <milestone n="224" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4491837">haec</w></reg> <w id="4491838">incise</w> <w id="4491839">dicta</w> <w id="4491840">sunt</w> <w id="4491841">quattuor</w>;
<w id="4491843">at</w> <w id="4491844">membratim</w> <w id="4491845">quae</w> <w id="4491846">sequuntur</w> <w id="4491847">duo</w>: <w id="4491848">Incurristi</w> <w id="4491849">amens</w> <w id="4491850">in</w>
<w id="4491851">columnas</w>, <w id="4491853">in</w> <w id="4491854">alienos</w><ref id="n637" target="ref637" /> <w id="4491855">insanus</w> <w id="4491856">insanisti</w>. <w id="4491858">Deinde</w> <w id="4491859">omnia</w> <w id="4491860">tamquam</w> <w id="4491861">crepidine</w> <w id="4491862">quadam</w> <w id="4491863">comprehensione</w> <w id="4491864">longiore</w> <w id="4491865">sus</w>-
<w id="4491866">tinentur</w>: <w id="4491867">Depressam</w>, <w id="4491869">caecam</w>, <w id="4491871">iacentem</w> <w id="4491872">domum</w> <w id="4491873">pluris</w>
<w id="4491874">quam</w> <w id="4491875">te</w> <w id="4491876">et</w> <w id="4491877">quam</w> <w id="4491878">fortunas</w> <w id="4491879">tuas</w> <w id="4491880">aestimasti</w>. <w id="4491882">Dichoreo</w>
<w id="4491883">finitur</w><ref id="n638" target="ref638" />. <w id="4491885">At</w> <w id="4491886">spondeis</w><ref id="n639" target="ref639" /> <w id="4491887">proximum</w> <w id="4491888">illud</w>. <w id="4491890">Nam</w> <w id="4491891">in</w> <w id="4491892">his</w>, <w id="4491894">quibus</w>
<w id="4491895">ut</w> <w id="4491896">pugiunculis</w><ref id="n640" target="ref640" /> <w id="4491897">uti</w> <w id="4491898">oportet</w>, <w id="4491900">brevitas</w> <w id="4491901">faciet</w> <w id="4491902">ipsa</w> <w id="4491903">liberiores</w>
<w id="4491904">pedes</w>; <w id="4491906">saepe</w> <w id="4491907">enim</w> <w id="4491908">singulis</w> <w id="4491909">utendum</w> <w id="4491910">est</w>, <w id="4491912">plerumque</w> <w id="4491913">binis</w>,
<w id="4491915">et</w> <w id="4491916">utrisque</w> <w id="4491917">addi</w> <w id="4491918">pedis</w> <w id="4491919">pars</w> <w id="4491920">potest</w>, <w id="4491922">non</w> <w id="4491923">fere</w> <w id="4491924">ternis</w> <w id="4491925">amplius</w>.
<milestone n="225" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4491927">incisim</w></reg> <w id="4491928">autem</w> <w id="4491929">et</w> <w id="4491930">membratim</w> <w id="4491931">tractata</w> <w id="4491932">oratio</w> <w id="4491933">in</w> <w id="4491934">veris</w> <w id="4491935">causis</w> 
<w id="4491936">plurimum</w> <w id="4491937">valet</w>, <w id="4491939">maximeque</w> <w id="4491940">eis</w> <w id="4491941">locis</w>, <w id="4491943">cum</w> <w id="4491944">aut</w> <w id="4491945">arguas</w> <w id="4491946">aut</w>
<w id="4491947">refellas</w>, <w id="4491949">ut</w> <w id="4491950">nos</w><ref id="n641" target="ref641" /> <w id="4491951">in</w> <w id="4491952">Corneliana</w> <w id="4491953">secunda</w>: <w id="4491954">O</w> <w id="4491955">callidos</w> <w id="4491956">homines</w>,
<w id="4491958">o</w> <w id="4491959">rem</w> <w id="4491960">excogitatam</w>, <w id="4491962">o</w> <w id="4491963">ingenia</w> <w id="4491964">metuenda</w>! <w id="4491965">Membratim</w>
<w id="4491966">adhuc</w>; <w id="4491968">deinde</w><ref id="n642" target="ref642" /> <w id="4491969">caesim</w>: <w id="4491970">Diximus</w>, <w id="4491972">rursus</w> <w id="4491973">membratim</w>: <w id="4491974">Tes</w>-
<w id="4491975">tis</w> <w id="4491976">dare</w> <w id="4491977">volumus</w>. <w id="4491979">Extrema</w> <w id="4491980">sequitur</w> <w id="4491981">comprehensio</w>, <w id="4491983">sed</w>
<w id="4491984">ex</w> <w id="4491985">duobus</w> <w id="4491986">membris</w>, <w id="4491988">qua</w> <w id="4491989">non</w> <w id="4491990">potest</w> <w id="4491991">esse</w> <w id="4491992">brevior</w>: <w id="4491993">Quem</w>,
<w id="4491995">quaeso</w><ref id="n643" target="ref643" />, <w id="4491997">nostrum</w> <w id="4491998">fefellit</w> <w id="4491999">ita</w> <w id="4492000">vos</w> <w id="4492001">esse</w> <w id="4492002">facturos</w>? <milestone n="226" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4492003">nec</w></reg> <w id="4492004">ullum</w> 
<w id="4492005">genus</w> <w id="4492006">est</w> <w id="4492007">dicendi</w> <w id="4492008">aut</w> <w id="4492009">melius</w> <w id="4492010">aut</w> <w id="4492011">fortius</w> <w id="4492012">quam</w><ref id="n644" target="ref644" /> <w id="4492013">binis</w> <w id="4492014">aut</w>

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<w id="4492015">ternis</w> <w id="4492016">ferire</w> <w id="4492017">verbis</w>, <w id="4492019">non</w> <w id="4492020">numquam</w> <w id="4492021">singulis</w>, <w id="4492023">paulo</w> <w id="4492024">alias</w> <w id="4492025">pluribus</w>, <w id="4492027">inter</w> <w id="4492028">quae</w><ref id="n645" target="ref645" /> <w id="4492029">variis</w> <w id="4492030">clausulis</w> <w id="4492031">interponit</w> <w id="4492032">se</w> <w id="4492033">raro</w> <w id="4492034">numerosa</w>
<w id="4492035">comprehensio</w>; <w id="4492037">quam</w> <w id="4492038">perverse</w> <w id="4492039">fugiens</w> <w id="4492040">Hegesias</w>, <w id="4492042">dum</w> <w id="4492043">ille</w>
<w id="4492044">quoque</w> <w id="4492045">imitari</w> <w id="4492046">Lysiam</w> <w id="4492047">vult</w> <w id="4492048">alterum</w> <w id="4492049">paene</w> <w id="4492050">Demosthenem</w>,
<w id="4492052">saltat</w> <w id="4492053">incidens</w> <w id="4492054">particulas</w>. <w id="4492056">Et</w> <w id="4492057">is</w> <w id="4492058">quidem</w> <w id="4492059">non</w> <w id="4492060">minus</w> <w id="4492061">sen</w>-
<w id="4492062">tentiis</w> <w id="4492063">peccat</w> <w id="4492064">quam</w> <w id="4492065">verbis</w>, <w id="4492067">ut</w> <w id="4492068">non</w> <w id="4492069">quaerat</w> <w id="4492070">quem</w> <w id="4492071">appellet</w>
<w id="4492072">ineptum</w> <w id="4492073">qui</w> <w id="4492074">illum</w> <w id="4492075">cognoverit</w>. <w id="4492077">Sed</w> <w id="4492078">ego</w> <w id="4492079">illa</w> <w id="4492080">Crassi</w> <w id="4492081">et</w> <w id="4492082">nostra</w>
<w id="4492083">posui</w>, <w id="4492085">ut</w> <w id="4492086">qui</w> <w id="4492087">vellet</w> <w id="4492088">auribus</w> <w id="4492089">ipsis</w> <w id="4492090">quid</w> <w id="4492091">numerosum</w> <w id="4492092">etiam</w>
<w id="4492093">in</w> <w id="4492094">minimis</w> <w id="4492095">particulis</w> <w id="4492096">orationis</w> <w id="4492097">esset</w> <w id="4492098">iudicaret</w>. <w id="4492100">Et</w> <w id="4492101">quoniam</w>
<w id="4492102">plura</w> <w id="4492103">de</w> <w id="4492104">numerosa</w> <w id="4492105">oratione</w> <w id="4492106">diximus</w> <w id="4492107">quam</w> <w id="4492108">quisquam</w> <w id="4492109">ante</w> 
<w id="4492110">nos</w>, <w id="4492112">nunc</w> <w id="4492113">de</w> <w id="4492114">eius</w> <w id="4492115">generis</w> <w id="4492116">utilitate</w> <w id="4492117">dicemus</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="68" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="227" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4492119">nihil</w></reg> <w id="4492120">enim</w> <w id="4492121">est</w> <w id="4492122">aliud</w>, <w id="4492124">Brute</w>, <w id="4492126">quod</w> <w id="4492127">quidem</w> <w id="4492128">tu</w> <w id="4492129">minime</w>
<w id="4492130">omnium</w> <w id="4492131">ignoras</w>, <w id="4492133">pulchre</w> <w id="4492134">et</w> <w id="4492135">oratorie</w> <w id="4492136">dicere</w> <w id="4492137">nisi</w> <w id="4492138">optimis</w>
<w id="4492139">sententiis</w> <w id="4492140">verbisque</w> <w id="4492141">lectissimis</w><ref id="n646" target="ref646" /> <w id="4492142">dicere</w>. <w id="4492144">Et</w> <w id="4492145">nec</w><ref id="n647" target="ref647" /> <w id="4492146">sententia</w>
<w id="4492147">ulla</w> <w id="4492148">est</w> <w id="4492149">quae</w> <w id="4492150">fructum</w> <w id="4492151">oratori</w> <w id="4492152">ferat</w>, <w id="4492154">nisi</w> <w id="4492155">apte</w> <w id="4492156">exposita</w> <w id="4492157">atque</w>
<w id="4492158">absolute</w>, <w id="4492160">nec</w> <w id="4492161">verborum</w> <w id="4492162">lumen</w> <w id="4492163">apparet</w> <w id="4492164">nisi</w> <w id="4492165">diligenter</w> <w id="4492166">conlocatorum</w>, <w id="4492168">et</w> <w id="4492169">horum</w> <w id="4492170">utrumque</w> <w id="4492171">numerus</w> <w id="4492172">inlustrat</w>; <w id="4492174">numerus</w>
<w id="4492175">autem</w>—<w id="4492176">saepe</w> <w id="4492177">enim</w> <w id="4492178">hoc</w> <w id="4492179">testandum</w> <w id="4492180">est</w>—<w id="4492181">non</w> <w id="4492182">modo</w> <w id="4492183">non</w>
<w id="4492184">poetice</w> <w id="4492185">vinctus</w><ref id="n648" target="ref648" /> <w id="4492186">verum</w> <w id="4492187">etiam</w> <w id="4492188">fugiens</w> <w id="4492189">ilium</w> <w id="4492190">eique</w> <w id="4492191">omnium</w>
<w id="4492192">dissimillimus</w>; <w id="4492194">non</w> <w id="4492195">quin</w> <w id="4492196">idem</w> <w id="4492197">sint</w> <w id="4492198">numeri</w> <w id="4492199">non</w> <w id="4492200">modo</w> <w id="4492201">ora</w>-
<w id="4492202">torum</w> <w id="4492203">et</w> <w id="4492204">poetarum</w> <w id="4492205">verum</w> <w id="4492206">omnino</w> <w id="4492207">loquentium</w>, <w id="4492209">denique</w>
<w id="4492210">etiam</w> <w id="4492211">sonantium</w> <w id="4492212">omnium</w> <w id="4492213">quae</w> <w id="4492214">metiri</w> <w id="4492215">auribus</w> <w id="4492216">possumus</w>,
<w id="4492218">sed</w> <w id="4492219">ordo</w> <w id="4492220">pedum</w> <w id="4492221">facit</w>, <w id="4492223">ut</w> <w id="4492224">id</w> <w id="4492225">quod</w> <w id="4492226">pronuntiatur</w> <w id="4492227">aut</w> <w id="4492228">orationis</w>
<w id="4492229">aut</w> <w id="4492230">poematis</w> <w id="4492231">simile</w> <w id="4492232">videatur</w>. <milestone n="228" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4492234">hanc</w></reg> <w id="4492235">igitur</w>, <w id="4492237">sive</w> <w id="4492238">composi</w>-
<w id="4492239">tionem</w> <w id="4492240">sive</w> <w id="4492241">perfectionem</w> <w id="4492242">sive</w> <w id="4492243">numerum</w> <w id="4492244">vocari</w> <w id="4492245">placet</w>, <del><w id="4492247">et</w><ref id="n649" target="ref649" /></del>
<w id="4492248">adhibere</w> <w id="4492249">necesse</w> <w id="4492250">est</w>, <w id="4492252">si</w> <w id="4492253">ornate</w> <w id="4492254">velis</w> <w id="4492255">dicere</w>, <w id="4492257">non</w> <w id="4492258">solum</w>,
<w id="4492260">quod</w> <w id="4492261">ait</w> <w id="4492262">Aristoteles</w> <w id="4492263">et</w> <w id="4492264">Theophrastus</w>, <w id="4492266">ne</w> <w id="4492267">infinite</w> <w id="4492268">feratur</w>
<w id="4492269">ut</w> <w id="4492270">flumen</w> <w id="4492271">oratio</w>, <w id="4492273">quae</w> <w id="4492274">non</w> <w id="4492275">aut</w> <w id="4492276">spiritu</w> <w id="4492277">pronuntiantis</w> <w id="4492278">aut</w>
<w id="4492279">interductu</w> <w id="4492280">librari</w>, <w id="4492282">sed</w> <w id="4492283">numero</w> <w id="4492284">coacta</w> <w id="4492285">debet</w> <w id="4492286">insistere</w>,
<w id="4492288">verum</w> <w id="4492289">etiam</w> <w id="4492290">quod</w> <w id="4492291">multo</w> <w id="4492292">maiorem</w> <w id="4492293">habent</w> <w id="4492294">apta</w> <w id="4492295">vim</w> <w id="4492296">quam</w>
<w id="4492297">soluta</w>. <w id="4492299">Vt</w> <w id="4492300">enim</w> <w id="4492301">athletas</w> <w id="4492302">nec</w> <w id="4492303">multo</w> <w id="4492304">secus</w> <w id="4492305">gladiatores</w>

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<w id="4492306">videmus</w> <w id="4492307">nihil</w> <w id="4492308">nec</w> <w id="4492309">vitando</w> <w id="4492310">facere</w> <w id="4492311">caute</w> <w id="4492312">nec</w> <w id="4492313">petendo</w> <w id="4492314">vehe</w>-
<w id="4492315">menter</w>, <w id="4492317">in</w> <w id="4492318">quo</w> <w id="4492319">non</w> <w id="4492320">motus</w> <w id="4492321">hic</w> <w id="4492322">habeat</w> <w id="4492323">palaestram</w> <w id="4492324">quandam</w>,
<w id="4492326">ut</w> <w id="4492327">quicquid</w> <w id="4492328">in</w> <w id="4492329">his</w> <w id="4492330">rebus</w> <w id="4492331">fiat</w> <w id="4492332">utiliter</w> <w id="4492333">ad</w> <w id="4492334">pugnam</w> <w id="4492335">idem</w> <w id="4492336">ad</w>
<w id="4492337">aspectum</w> <w id="4492338">etiam</w> <w id="4492339">sit</w> <w id="4492340">venustum</w>, <w id="4492342">sic</w> <w id="4492343">orator</w><ref id="n650" target="ref650" /> <w id="4492344">nec</w> <w id="4492345">plagam</w> <w id="4492346">gravem</w>
<w id="4492347">facit</w>, <w id="4492349">nisi</w> <w id="4492350">petitio</w> <w id="4492351">fuit</w> <w id="4492352">apta</w>, <w id="4492354">nec</w> <w id="4492355">satis</w> <w id="4492356">tecte</w><ref id="n651" target="ref651" /> <w id="4492357">declinat</w> <w id="4492358">impetum</w>,
<w id="4492360">nisi</w> <w id="4492361">etiam</w> <w id="4492362">in</w> <w id="4492363">cedendo</w> <w id="4492364">quid</w> <w id="4492365">deceat</w> <w id="4492366">intellegit</w>. <milestone n="229" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4492368">itaque</w></reg> <w id="4492369">qualis</w> 
<w id="4492370">eorum</w> <w id="4492371">motus</w> <w id="4492372">quos</w> <foreign lang="greek"><w id="4492373">ἀπαλαίστρους</w></foreign> <w id="4492374">Graeci</w> <w id="4492375">vocant</w>, <w id="4492377">talis</w> <w id="4492378">horum</w>
<w id="4492379">mihi</w> <w id="4492380">videtur</w> <w id="4492381">oratio</w> <w id="4492382">qui</w> <w id="4492383">non</w> <w id="4492384">claudunt</w> <w id="4492385">numeris</w> <w id="4492386">sententias</w>,
<w id="4492388">tantumque</w> <w id="4492389">abest</w> <w id="4492390">ut</w><ref id="n652" target="ref652" />—<w id="4492391">quod</w> <w id="4492392">ei</w><ref id="n653" target="ref653" /> <w id="4492393">qui</w> <w id="4492394">hoc</w> <w id="4492395">aut</w> <w id="4492396">magistrorum</w>
<w id="4492397">inopia</w> <w id="4492398">aut</w> <w id="4492399">ingeni</w> <w id="4492400">tarditate</w> <w id="4492401">aut</w> <w id="4492402">laboris</w> <w id="4492403">fuga</w> <w id="4492404">non</w> <w id="4492405">sunt</w> <w id="4492406">adse</w>-
<w id="4492407">cuti</w> <w id="4492408">solent</w> <w id="4492409">dicere</w>—<w id="4492410">enervetur</w> <w id="4492411">oratio</w> <w id="4492412">compositione</w> <w id="4492413">verborum</w>,
<w id="4492415">ut</w> <w id="4492416">aliter</w> <w id="4492417">in</w> <w id="4492418">ea</w> <w id="4492419">nec</w> <w id="4492420">impetus</w> <w id="4492421">ullus</w> <w id="4492422">nec</w> <w id="4492423">vis</w> <w id="4492424">esse</w> <w id="4492425">possit</w>. <milestone n="69" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4492427">sed</w></reg> 
<w id="4492428">magnam</w> <w id="4492429">exercitationem</w> <w id="4492430">res</w> <w id="4492431">flagitat</w>, <w id="4492433">ne</w> <w id="4492434">quid</w> <w id="4492435">eorum</w> <w id="4492436">qui</w>
<w id="4492437">genus</w> <w id="4492438">hoc</w> <w id="4492439">secuti</w> <w id="4492440">non</w> <w id="4492441">tenuerunt</w> <w id="4492442">simile</w> <w id="4492443">faciamus</w>, <w id="4492445">ne</w> <w id="4492446">aut</w><ref id="n654" target="ref654" />
<w id="4492447">verba</w> <w id="4492448">traiciamus</w> <w id="4492449">aperte</w>, <w id="4492451">quo</w> <w id="4492452">melius</w> <w id="4492453">aut</w> <w id="4492454">cadat</w> <w id="4492455">aut</w> <w id="4492456">volvatur</w>
<w id="4492457">oratio</w>; <w id="4492459">quod</w> <w id="4492460">se</w> <milestone n="230" unit="section" /><persname><w id="4492461">L</w>. <w id="4492463">Caelius</w></persname> <w id="4492464">Antipater</w> <w id="4492465">in</w> <w id="4492466">prooemio</w> <w id="4492467">belli</w> 
<w id="4492468">Punici</w> <w id="4492469">nisi</w> <w id="4492470">necessario</w> <w id="4492471">facturum</w> <w id="4492472">negat</w>. <w id="4492474">O</w> <w id="4492475">virum</w> <w id="4492476">simplicem</w>
<w id="4492477">qui</w> <w id="4492478">nos</w> <w id="4492479">nihil</w> <w id="4492480">celet</w><ref id="n655" target="ref655" />, <w id="4492482">sapientem</w> <w id="4492483">qui</w> <w id="4492484">serviendum</w> <w id="4492485">necessitati</w>
<w id="4492486">putet</w>! <w id="4492487">Sed</w> <w id="4492488">hic</w> <w id="4492489">omnino</w> <w id="4492490">rudis</w>; <w id="4492492">nobis</w> <w id="4492493">autem</w> <w id="4492494">in</w> <w id="4492495">scribendo</w>
<w id="4492496">atque</w> <w id="4492497">in</w> <w id="4492498">dicendo</w> <w id="4492499">necessitatis</w> <w id="4492500">excusatio</w> <w id="4492501">non</w> <w id="4492502">probatur</w>; <w id="4492504">nihil</w>
<w id="4492505">est</w> <w id="4492506">enim</w> <w id="4492507">necesse</w> <w id="4492508">et</w>, <w id="4492510">si</w> <w id="4492511">quid</w> <w id="4492512">esset</w>, <w id="4492514">id</w> <w id="4492515">necesse</w> <w id="4492516">tamen</w> <w id="4492517">non</w>
<w id="4492518">erat</w> <w id="4492519">confiteri</w>. <w id="4492521">Et</w> <w id="4492522">hic</w> <w id="4492523">quidem</w>, <w id="4492525">qui</w> <w id="4492526">hanc</w> <w id="4492527">a</w> <w id="4492528">Laelio</w>, <w id="4492530">ad</w> <w id="4492531">quem</w>
<w id="4492532">scripsit</w><ref id="n656" target="ref656" />, <w id="4492534">cui</w> <w id="4492535">se</w> <w id="4492536">purgat</w><ref id="n657" target="ref657" />, <w id="4492538">veniam</w> <w id="4492539">petit</w>, <w id="4492541">et</w> <w id="4492542">utitur</w> <w id="4492543">ea</w> <w id="4492544">traiectione</w>
<w id="4492545">verborum</w> <w id="4492546">et</w> <w id="4492547">nihilo</w> <w id="4492548">tamen</w> <w id="4492549">aptius</w> <w id="4492550">explet</w> <w id="4492551">concluditque</w> <w id="4492552">sen</w>-
<w id="4492553">tentias</w>. <w id="4492555">Apud</w> <w id="4492556">alios</w> <w id="4492557">autem</w> <w id="4492558">et</w> <w id="4492559">Asiaticos</w> <w id="4492560">maxime</w> <w id="4492561">numero</w>
<w id="4492562">servientes</w> <w id="4492563">inculcata</w> <w id="4492564">reperias</w> <w id="4492565">inania</w> <w id="4492566">quaedam</w> <w id="4492567">verba</w> <w id="4492568">quasi</w>
<w id="4492569">complementa</w> <w id="4492570">numerorum</w>. <w id="4492572">Sunt</w> <w id="4492573">etiam</w> <w id="4492574">qui</w> <w id="4492575">illo</w> <w id="4492576">vitio</w>, <w id="4492578">quod</w>
<w id="4492579">ab</w> <w id="4492580">Hegesia</w> <w id="4492581">maxime</w> <w id="4492582">fluxit</w>, <w id="4492584">infringendis</w> <w id="4492585">concidendisque</w>
<w id="4492586">numeris</w> <w id="4492587">in</w> <w id="4492588">quoddam</w> <w id="4492589">genus</w> <w id="4492590">abiectum</w> <w id="4492591">incidant</w> <w id="4492592">versiculorum</w><ref id="n658" target="ref658" />
<w id="4492593">simillimum</w>. <milestone n="231" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4492595">tertium</w></reg> <w id="4492596">est</w>, <w id="4492598">in</w> <w id="4492599">quo</w> <w id="4492600">fuerunt</w> <w id="4492601">fratres</w> <w id="4492602">illi</w> <w id="4492603">Asiati</w>- 

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<w id="4492604">corum</w> <w id="4492605">rhetorum</w> <w id="4492606">principes</w> <w id="4492607">Hierocles</w> <w id="4492608">et</w> <w id="4492609">Menecles</w> <w id="4492610">minime</w>
<w id="4492611">mea</w> <w id="4492612">sententia</w> <w id="4492613">contemnendi</w>. <w id="4492615">Etsi</w> <w id="4492616">enim</w> <w id="4492617">a</w> <w id="4492618">forma</w> <w id="4492619">veritatis</w>
<w id="4492620">et</w> <w id="4492621">ab</w> <w id="4492622">Atticorum</w> <w id="4492623">regula</w> <w id="4492624">absunt</w>, <w id="4492626">tamen</w> <w id="4492627">hoc</w> <w id="4492628">vitium</w> <w id="4492629">compensant</w> <w id="4492630">vel</w> <w id="4492631">facultate</w><ref id="n659" target="ref659" /> <w id="4492632">vel</w> <w id="4492633">copia</w>. <w id="4492635">Sed</w> <w id="4492636">apud</w> <w id="4492637">eos</w> <w id="4492638">varietas</w> <w id="4492639">non</w>
<w id="4492640">erat</w>, <w id="4492642">quod</w> <w id="4492643">omnia</w> <w id="4492644">fere</w> <w id="4492645">concludebantur</w> <w id="4492646">uno</w> <w id="4492647">modo</w>. <w id="4492649">Quae</w> <w id="4492650">vitia</w>
<w id="4492651">qui</w> <w id="4492652">fugerit</w>, <w id="4492654">ut</w> <w id="4492655">neque</w> <w id="4492656">verbum</w> <w id="4492657">ita</w> <w id="4492658">traiciat</w> <w id="4492659">ut</w> <w id="4492660">id</w> <w id="4492661">de</w> <w id="4492662">industria</w>
<w id="4492663">factum</w> <w id="4492664">intellegatur</w>, <w id="4492666">neque</w> <w id="4492667">inferciens</w> <w id="4492668">verba</w> <w id="4492669">quasi</w> <w id="4492670">rimas</w>
<w id="4492671">expleat</w>, <w id="4492673">nec</w> <w id="4492674">minutos</w> <w id="4492675">numeros</w> <w id="4492676">sequens</w> <w id="4492677">concidat</w> <w id="4492678">delumbetque</w>
<w id="4492679">sententias</w>, <w id="4492681">nec</w> <w id="4492682">sine</w> <w id="4492683">ulla</w> <w id="4492684">commutatione</w> <w id="4492685">in</w> <w id="4492686">eodem</w> <w id="4492687">semper</w>
<w id="4492688">versetur</w><ref id="n660" target="ref660" /> <w id="4492689">genere</w> <w id="4492690">numerorum</w>, <w id="4492692">is</w> <w id="4492693">omnia</w> <w id="4492694">fere</w> <w id="4492695">vitia</w> <w id="4492696">vitaverit</w><ref id="n661" target="ref661" />. 
<w id="4492698">Nam</w> <w id="4492699">de</w> <w id="4492700">laudibus</w> <w id="4492701">multa</w> <w id="4492702">diximus</w>, <w id="4492704">quibus</w> <w id="4492705">sunt</w> <w id="4492706">illa</w><ref id="n662" target="ref662" /> <w id="4492707">perspicue</w>
<w id="4492708">vitia</w> <w id="4492709">contraria</w>. <milestone n="70" unit="chapter" /><milestone n="232" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4492711">quantum</w></reg> <w id="4492712">autem</w> <w id="4492713">sit</w> <w id="4492714">apte</w> <w id="4492715">dicere</w>, <w id="4492717">experiri</w>
<w id="4492718">licet</w>, <w id="4492720">si</w> <w id="4492721">aut</w> <w id="4492722">compositi</w><ref id="n663" target="ref663" /> <w id="4492723">oratoris</w> <w id="4492724">bene</w> <w id="4492725">structam</w> <w id="4492726">conlocationem</w>
<w id="4492727">dissolvas</w><ref id="n664" target="ref664" /> <w id="4492728">permutatione</w> <w id="4492729">verborum</w>;— <w id="4492731">corrumpatur</w><ref id="n665" target="ref665" /> <w id="4492732">enim</w>
<w id="4492733">tota</w> <w id="4492734">res</w>, <w id="4492736">ut</w> <del><w id="4492737">et</w><ref id="n666" target="ref666" /></del> <w id="4492738">haec</w> <w id="4492739">nostra</w> <w id="4492740">in</w> <w id="4492741">Corneliana</w> <w id="4492742">et</w> <w id="4492743">deinceps</w>
<w id="4492744">omnia</w>: <w id="4492745">Neque</w> <w id="4492746">me</w> <w id="4492747">divitiae</w> <w id="4492748">movent</w>, <w id="4492750">quibus</w> <w id="4492751">omnis</w> <w id="4492752">Africanos</w>
<w id="4492753">et</w> <w id="4492754">Laelios</w> <w id="4492755">multi</w> <w id="4492756">venalicii</w> <w id="4492757">mercatoresque</w> <w id="4492758">superarunt</w>: <w id="4492759">immuta</w> <w id="4492760">paululum</w>, <w id="4492762">ut</w> <w id="4492763">sit</w> <w id="4492764">multi</w> <w id="4492765">superarunt</w><ref id="n667" target="ref667" /> <w id="4492766">mercatores</w> <w id="4492767">venaliciique</w>, <w id="4492769">perierit</w> <w id="4492770">tota</w> <w id="4492771">res</w>; <w id="4492773">et</w> <w id="4492774">quae</w> <w id="4492775">sequuntur</w>: <w id="4492776">Neque</w> <w id="4492777">vestis</w>
<w id="4492778">aut</w> <w id="4492779">caelatum</w> <w id="4492780">aurum</w> <w id="4492781">et</w> <w id="4492782">argentum</w>, <w id="4492784">quo</w> <w id="4492785">nostros</w> <w id="4492786">veteres</w> <w id="4492787">Mar</w>-
<w id="4492788">cellos</w> <w id="4492789">Maximosque</w> <w id="4492790">multi</w> <w id="4492791">eunuchi</w> <w id="4492792">e</w> <w id="4492793">Syria</w> <w id="4492794">Aegyptoque</w> <w id="4492795">vicerunt</w>; <w id="4492797">verba</w> <w id="4492798">permuta</w> <w id="4492799">sic</w>, <w id="4492801">ut</w> <w id="4492802">sit</w> <w id="4492803">vicerunt</w> <w id="4492804">eunuchi</w> <w id="4492805">e</w> <w id="4492806">Syria</w>
<w id="4492807">Aegyptoque</w>: <w id="4492808">adde</w> <w id="4492809">tertium</w>: <w id="4492810">Neque</w> <w id="4492811">vero</w> <w id="4492812">ornamenta</w> <w id="4492813">ista</w>
<w id="4492814">villarum</w>, <w id="4492816">quibus</w> <persname><w id="4492817">L</w>. <w id="4492819">Paullum</w></persname> <w id="4492820">et</w> <persname><w id="4492821">L</w>. <w id="4492823">Mummium</w></persname>, <w id="4492825">qui</w> <w id="4492826">rebus</w>
<w id="4492827">his</w> <w id="4492828">urbem</w> <w id="4492829">Italiamque</w> <w id="4492830">omnem</w> <w id="4492831">referserunt</w>, <w id="4492833">ab</w> <w id="4492834">aliquo</w> <w id="4492835">video</w>
<w id="4492836">perfacile</w> <w id="4492837">Deliaco</w> <w id="4492838">aut</w> <w id="4492839">Syro</w> <w id="4492840">potuisse</w> <w id="4492841">superari</w>; <w id="4492843">fac</w> <w id="4492844">ita</w>: <w id="4492845">potu</w>-
<w id="4492846">isse</w> <w id="4492847">superari</w> <w id="4492848">ab</w> <w id="4492849">aliquo</w> <w id="4492850">Syro</w> <w id="4492851">aut</w> <w id="4492852">Deliaco</w>; <milestone n="233" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4492854">videsne</w></reg>, <w id="4492856">ut</w> <w id="4492857">ordine</w>
<w id="4492858">verborum</w> <w id="4492859">paululum</w> <w id="4492860">commutato</w>, <w id="4492862">isdem</w> <w id="4492863">tamen</w> <w id="4492864">verbis</w><ref id="n668" target="ref668" /> <w id="4492865">stante</w>
<w id="4492866">sententia</w>, <w id="4492868">ad</w> <w id="4492869">nihilum</w> <w id="4492870">omnia</w> <w id="4492871">recidant</w>, <w id="4492873">cum</w> <w id="4492874">sint</w> <w id="4492875">ex</w> <w id="4492876">aptis</w>

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<w id="4492877">dissoluta</w>? <w id="4492878">Aut</w> <w id="4492879">si</w> <w id="4492880">alicuius</w> <w id="4492881">inconditi</w> <w id="4492882">arripias</w> <w id="4492883">dissipatam</w>
<w id="4492884">aliquam</w> <w id="4492885">sententiam</w> <w id="4492886">eamque</w> <w id="4492887">ordine</w> <w id="4492888">verborum</w> <w id="4492889">paululum</w>
<w id="4492890">commutato</w><ref id="n669" target="ref669" /> <w id="4492891">in</w> <w id="4492892">quadrum</w> <w id="4492893">redigas</w>, <w id="4492895">efficiatur</w> <w id="4492896">aptum</w> <w id="4492897">illud</w>, <w id="4492899">quod</w>
<w id="4492900">fuerit</w><ref id="n670" target="ref670" /> <w id="4492901">antea</w> <w id="4492902">diffluens</w> <w id="4492903">ac</w> <w id="4492904">solutum</w>. <w id="4492906">Age</w> <w id="4492907">sume</w> <w id="4492908">de</w> <w id="4492909">Gracchi</w>
<w id="4492910">apud</w> <w id="4492911">censores</w> <w id="4492912">illud</w>: <w id="4492913">Abesse</w> <w id="4492914">non</w> <w id="4492915">potest</w> <w id="4492916">quin</w> <w id="4492917">eiusdem</w>
<w id="4492918">hominis</w> <w id="4492919">sit</w> <w id="4492920">probos</w> <w id="4492921">improbare</w> <w id="4492922">qui</w> <w id="4492923">improbos</w> <w id="4492924">probet</w>; <w id="4492926">quanto</w>
<w id="4492927">aptius</w>, <w id="4492929">si</w> <w id="4492930">ita</w> <w id="4492931">dixisset</w>: <w id="4492932">Quin</w> <w id="4492933">eiusdem</w> <w id="4492934">hominis</w> <w id="4492935">sit</w> <w id="4492936">qui</w> <w id="4492937">improbos</w> <w id="4492938">probet</w> <w id="4492939">probos</w> <w id="4492940">improbare</w>! <milestone n="234" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4492941">hoc</w></reg> <w id="4492942">modo</w> <w id="4492943">dicere</w> <w id="4492944">nemo</w> 
<w id="4492945">umquam</w> <w id="4492946">noluit</w> <w id="4492947">nemoque</w> <w id="4492948">potuit</w> <w id="4492949">quin</w> <w id="4492950">dixerit</w><ref id="n671" target="ref671" />; <w id="4492952">qui</w> <w id="4492953">autem</w>
<w id="4492954">aliter</w> <w id="4492955">dixerunt</w>, <w id="4492957">hoc</w> <w id="4492958">adsequi</w> <w id="4492959">non</w> <w id="4492960">potuerunt</w>. <w id="4492962">Ita</w> <w id="4492963">facti</w> <w id="4492964">sunt</w>
<w id="4492965">repente</w> <w id="4492966">Attici</w>; <w id="4492968">quasi</w> <w id="4492969">vero</w> <w id="4492970">Trallianus</w> <w id="4492971">fuerit</w> <w id="4492972">Demosthenes</w> !
<w id="4492973">cuius</w> <w id="4492974">non</w> <w id="4492975">tam</w> <w id="4492976">vibrarent</w> <w id="4492977">fulmina</w> <w id="4492978">illa</w>, <w id="4492980">nisi</w> <w id="4492981">numeris</w> <w id="4492982">contorta</w>
<w id="4492983">ferrentur</w>. <milestone n="71" unit="chapter" /><reg><w id="4492985">sed</w></reg> <w id="4492986">si</w> <w id="4492987">quem</w> <w id="4492988">magis</w> <w id="4492989">delectant</w> <w id="4492990">soluta</w>, <w id="4492992">sequatur</w> 
<w id="4492993">ea</w> <w id="4492994">sane</w>, <w id="4492996">modo</w> <w id="4492997">sic</w> <w id="4492998">ut</w><ref id="n672" target="ref672" />, <w id="4493000">si</w> <w id="4493001">quis</w><ref id="n673" target="ref673" /> <w id="4493002">Phidiae</w> <w id="4493003">clipeum</w> <w id="4493004">dissolverit</w>,
<w id="4493006">conlocationis</w> <w id="4493007">universam</w> <w id="4493008">speciem</w> <w id="4493009">sustulerit</w>, <w id="4493011">non</w> <w id="4493012">singulorum</w>
<w id="4493013">operum</w> <w id="4493014">venustatem</w>; <w id="4493016">ut</w> <w id="4493017">in</w> <w id="4493018">Thucydide</w> <w id="4493019">orbem</w> <w id="4493020">modo</w> <w id="4493021">orationis</w> <w id="4493022">desidero</w>, <w id="4493024">ornamenta</w> <w id="4493025">comparent</w>. <milestone n="235" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4493027">isti</w></reg> <w id="4493028">autem</w> <w id="4493029">cum</w> 
<w id="4493030">dissolvunt</w> <w id="4493031">orationem</w>, <w id="4493033">in</w> <w id="4493034">qua</w> <w id="4493035">nec</w> <w id="4493036">res</w> <w id="4493037">nec</w> <w id="4493038">verbum</w> <w id="4493039">ullum</w> <w id="4493040">est</w>
<w id="4493041">nisi</w> <w id="4493042">abiectum</w>, <w id="4493044">non</w> <w id="4493045">clipeum</w>, <w id="4493047">sed</w>, <w id="4493049">ut</w> <w id="4493050">in</w> <w id="4493051">proverbio</w> <w id="4493052">est</w>—<w id="4493053">etsi</w>
<w id="4493054">humilius</w> <w id="4493055">dictum</w> <w id="4493056">est</w> <del><w id="4493057">tamen</w> <w id="4493058">simile</w> <w id="4493059">est</w><ref id="n674" target="ref674" /></del>—, <w id="4493061">scopas</w> <del><w id="4493062">ut</w> <w id="4493063">ita</w>
<w id="4493064">dicam</w><ref id="n675" target="ref675" /></del> <w id="4493065">mihi</w> <w id="4493066">videntur</w> <w id="4493067">dissolvere</w><ref id="n676" target="ref676" />. <w id="4493069">Atque</w> <w id="4493070">ut</w> <w id="4493071">plane</w> <w id="4493072">genus</w>
<w id="4493073">hoc</w>, <w id="4493075">quod</w> <w id="4493076">ego</w> <w id="4493077">laudo</w><ref id="n677" target="ref677" />, <w id="4493079">contempsisse</w> <w id="4493080">videantur</w>, <w id="4493082">aut</w> <w id="4493083">scribant</w>
<w id="4493084">aliquid</w> <w id="4493085">vel</w> <w id="4493086">Isocrateo</w> <w id="4493087">more</w> <w id="4493088">vel</w> <w id="4493089">quo</w> <w id="4493090">Aeschines</w> <w id="4493091">aut</w> <w id="4493092">Demo</w>-
<w id="4493093">sthenes</w> <w id="4493094">utitur</w>, <w id="4493096">tum</w> <w id="4493097">illos</w> <w id="4493098">existimabo</w> <w id="4493099">non</w> <w id="4493100">desperatione</w> <w id="4493101">reformi</w>-
<w id="4493102">davisse</w> <w id="4493103">genus</w> <w id="4493104">hoc</w>, <w id="4493106">sed</w> <w id="4493107">iudicio</w> <w id="4493108">refugisse</w>; <w id="4493110">aut</w> <w id="4493111">reperiam</w> <w id="4493112">ipse</w><ref id="n678" target="ref678" />
<w id="4493113">eadem</w> <w id="4493114">condicione</w> <w id="4493115">qui</w> <w id="4493116">uti</w> <w id="4493117">velit</w>, <w id="4493119">ut</w> <w id="4493120">aut</w> <w id="4493121">dicat</w> <w id="4493122">aut</w> <w id="4493123">scribat</w> <w id="4493124">utra</w>
<w id="4493125">voles</w> <w id="4493126">lingua</w> <w id="4493127">eo</w> <w id="4493128">genere</w> <w id="4493129">quo</w> <w id="4493130">illi</w> <w id="4493131">volunt</w><ref id="n679" target="ref679" />; <w id="4493133">facilius</w> <w id="4493134">est</w> <w id="4493135">enim</w>
<w id="4493136">apta</w> <w id="4493137">dissolvere</w> <w id="4493138">quam</w> <w id="4493139">dissipata</w> <w id="4493140">conectere</w>. <milestone n="236" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4493142">res</w></reg> <w id="4493143">se</w> <w id="4493144">autem</w>

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<w id="4493145">sic</w> <w id="4493146">habet</w>, <w id="4493148">ut</w> <w id="4493149">brevissime</w> <w id="4493150">dicam</w> <w id="4493151">quod</w> <w id="4493152">sentio</w>: <w id="4493153">composite</w> <w id="4493154">et</w><ref id="n680" target="ref680" />
<w id="4493155">apte</w> <w id="4493156">sine</w> <w id="4493157">sententiis</w> <w id="4493158">dicere</w> <w id="4493159">insania</w> <w id="4493160">est</w>, <w id="4493162">sententiose</w> <w id="4493163">autem</w>
<w id="4493164">sine</w> <w id="4493165">verborum</w> <w id="4493166">et</w> <w id="4493167">ordine</w> <w id="4493168">et</w> <w id="4493169">modo</w> <w id="4493170">infantia</w>, <w id="4493172">sed</w> <w id="4493173">eius</w> <w id="4493174">modi</w>
<w id="4493175">tamen</w> <w id="4493176">infantia</w>, <w id="4493178">ut</w>.<w id="4493180">ea</w> <w id="4493181">qui</w> <w id="4493182">utantur</w> <w id="4493183">non</w> <w id="4493184">stulti</w> <w id="4493185">homines</w> <w id="4493186">haberi</w>
<w id="4493187">possint</w>, <w id="4493189">etiam</w> <w id="4493190">plerumque</w> <w id="4493191">prudentes</w>; <w id="4493193">quo</w> <w id="4493194">qui</w> <w id="4493195">est</w> <w id="4493196">contentus</w>
<w id="4493197">utatur</w>. <w id="4493199">Eloquens</w> <w id="4493200">vero</w>, <w id="4493202">qui</w> <w id="4493203">non</w> <w id="4493204">approbationes</w> <w id="4493205">solum</w> <w id="4493206">sed</w>
<w id="4493207">admirationes</w>, <w id="4493209">clamores</w>, <w id="4493211">plausus</w>, <w id="4493213">si</w> <w id="4493214">liceat</w>, <w id="4493216">movere</w> <w id="4493217">debet</w>,
<w id="4493219">omnibus</w> <w id="4493220">oportet</w> <w id="4493221">ita</w> <w id="4493222">rebus</w> <w id="4493223">excellat</w>, <w id="4493225">ut</w> <w id="4493226">ei</w> <w id="4493227">turpe</w> <w id="4493228">sit</w> <w id="4493229">quicquam</w>
<w id="4493230">aut</w> <w id="4493231">exspectari</w><ref id="n681" target="ref681" /> <w id="4493232">aut</w> <w id="4493233">audiri</w><ref id="n682" target="ref682" /> <w id="4493234">libentius</w>.</p>
<p><milestone n="237" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4493236">habes</w></reg> <w id="4493237">meum</w> <w id="4493238">de</w> <w id="4493239">oratore</w>, <w id="4493241">Brute</w>, <w id="4493243">indicium</w>; <w id="4493245">quod</w> <w id="4493246">aut</w>
<w id="4493247">sequere</w>, <w id="4493249">si</w> <w id="4493250">probaveris</w>, <w id="4493252">aut</w> <w id="4493253">tuo</w> <w id="4493254">stabis</w>, <w id="4493256">si</w> <w id="4493257">aliud</w> <w id="4493258">quoddam</w>
<w id="4493259">est</w> <w id="4493260">tuum</w>. <w id="4493262">In</w> <w id="4493263">quo</w> <w id="4493264">neque</w> <w id="4493265">pugnabo</w> <w id="4493266">tecum</w> <w id="4493267">neque</w> <w id="4493268">hoc</w> <w id="4493269">meum</w>,
<w id="4493271">de</w> <w id="4493272">quo</w> <w id="4493273">tanto</w> <w id="4493274">opere</w> <w id="4493275">hoc</w> <w id="4493276">libro</w> <w id="4493277">adseveravi</w>, <w id="4493279">umquam</w> <w id="4493280">adfirmabo</w>
<w id="4493281">esse</w> <w id="4493282">verius</w> <w id="4493283">quam</w> <w id="4493284">tuum</w>. <w id="4493286">Potest</w> <w id="4493287">enim</w> <w id="4493288">non</w> <w id="4493289">solum</w> <w id="4493290">aliud</w> <w id="4493291">mihi</w>
<w id="4493292">ac</w> <w id="4493293">tibi</w>, <w id="4493295">sed</w> <w id="4493296">mihimet</w><ref id="n683" target="ref683" /> <w id="4493297">ipsi</w> <w id="4493298">aliud</w> <w id="4493299">alias</w> <w id="4493300">videri</w>. <w id="4493302">Nec</w> <w id="4493303">in</w> <w id="4493304">hac</w>
<w id="4493305">modo</w> <w id="4493306">re</w> <w id="4493307">quae</w> <w id="4493308">ad</w> <w id="4493309">vulgi</w> <w id="4493310">adsensum</w> <w id="4493311">spectet</w> <w id="4493312">et</w> <w id="4493313">ad</w> <w id="4493314">aurium</w>
<w id="4493315">voluptatem</w>, <w id="4493317">quae</w> <w id="4493318">duo</w> <w id="4493319">sunt</w> <w id="4493320">ad</w> <w id="4493321">iudicandum</w> <w id="4493322">levissima</w><ref id="n684" target="ref684" />, <w id="4493324">sed</w>
<w id="4493325">ne</w> <w id="4493326">in</w> <w id="4493327">maximis</w> <w id="4493328">quidem</w> <w id="4493329">rebus</w> <w id="4493330">quicquam</w> <w id="4493331">adhuc</w> <w id="4493332">inveni</w>
<w id="4493333">firmius</w>, <w id="4493335">quod</w> <w id="4493336">tenerem</w> <w id="4493337">aut</w> <w id="4493338">quo</w> <w id="4493339">iudicium</w> <w id="4493340">meum</w> <w id="4493341">derigerem</w>,
<w id="4493343">quam</w> <w id="4493344">id</w> <w id="4493345">quodcumque</w> <w id="4493346">mihi</w> <w id="4493347">quam</w> <w id="4493348">simillimum</w> <w id="4493349">veri</w> <w id="4493350">videretur</w>,
<w id="4493352">cum</w> <w id="4493353">ipsum</w> <w id="4493354">illud</w> <w id="4493355">verum</w><ref id="n685" target="ref685" /> <w id="4493356">tamen</w> <w id="4493357">in</w> <w id="4493358">occulto</w> <w id="4493359">lateret</w>. <milestone n="238" unit="section" /><reg><w id="4493361">tu</w></reg> <w id="4493362">autem</w>
<w id="4493363">velim</w>, <w id="4493365">si</w> <w id="4493366">tibi</w> <w id="4493367">ea</w> <w id="4493368">quae</w> <w id="4493369">disputata</w> <w id="4493370">sunt</w> <w id="4493371">minus</w> <w id="4493372">probabuntur</w>,
<w id="4493374">ut</w> <w id="4493375">aut</w> <w id="4493376">maius</w> <w id="4493377">opus</w> <w id="4493378">institutum</w> <w id="4493379">putes</w> <w id="4493380">quam</w> <w id="4493381">effici</w> <w id="4493382">potuerit</w>,
<w id="4493384">aut</w>, <w id="4493386">dum</w> <w id="4493387">tibi</w> <w id="4493388">roganti</w> <w id="4493389">voluerim</w> <w id="4493390">obsequi</w>, <w id="4493392">verecundia</w> <w id="4493393">negandi</w>
<w id="4493394">scribendi</w> <w id="4493395">me</w> <w id="4493396">impudentiam</w><ref id="n686" target="ref686" /> <w id="4493397">suscepisse</w>.</p></body>
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