The crime is greater, the more brutal it is; or when it has been for
a long time premeditated; when the recital of it inspires terror rather than
pity. Rhetorical tricks of the following kind may be used:—the
statement that the accused person has swept away or violated several principles
of justice, for example, oaths, pledges of friendship, plighted word, the
sanctity of marriage; for this amounts to heaping crime upon crime.
Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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